Lorna Cordwell - Central London Hypnotherapist



York Clinic
296 Tadcaster Road
YO24 1ET

1 - 7 Harley Street

0207 467 8559 / 07806 642434

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About me

Come and be really listened to by a supportive therapist with over 25 years experience.  I blend evidence-based hypnosis with psychotherapy for the best approach for many issues.

I am one of a small percentage of hypnotherapists trained to the level of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) accreditation.

Whether you seek help with a specific short term problem, or a deeper set of issues, feel free to contact me to hear how I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

30 Years experience as a therapist, and training includes:

BSc (Hons) Social Psychology (University of London) 1983

Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (National College) 1987

Accredited by UKCP (2002)

Advanced Diploma Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (National College) (2009)

Accredited supervisor of hypnotherapists for REBHP and UKCP and NCH

MRes Masters in Psychology (specialising in Hypnosis Research) University of Hull 

Other memberships:
British Psychological Society


Currently Head of Counselling for Chrysalis Not For Profit Limited, the largest provider of hypnotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling courses (Levels 3 - 5) in the UK.

As well as 30 years experience as a private therapist, I have trained a large number of hypnotherapists and psychotherapists as a Senior Tutor and case study marker for Chrysalis. I run a regular supervision group for practising hypnotherapists in central London and have supervised other therapists for the past 7 years.  I have run confidence building and assertiveness training groups, and I am the author of two published self-help books, 'Get past driving test nerves' and 'Get past exam nerves'.

I have specialist training through Holistic Resources to provide hypnosis and CBT to patients undergoing cancer treatment, and I have worked for 18 months at the Royal Sussex Hospital helping patients to alleviate symptoms of treatment.

Other training includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Hypnosis for Pain Control.

Most recently, I have researched Hypnosis for a Masters Degree in Psychological Research, supervised by Professor Emeritus Irving Kirsch and Professor Giuliana Mazzoni at the University of Hull. I continue to be involved in research projects involving hypnosis.

My passion remains working with clients. I see clients at my clinics in York and London, working both short term and long term for hypnotherapy and psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Hypnotherapy Society

Accredited register membership

National Hypnotherapy Society

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Specialist training to provide support for patients undergoing cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy), to help alleviate symptoms such as nausea, sickness, collapsed veins, pain and discomfort, and to provide evidence based hypnosis to support immune function.


London Clinic: £100 per 1-hour session, payable at the session
                        £200 Stop Smoking session (2 hour one session approach)
                        £300 Fear of Flying programme (3 one-hour sessions)

York Clinic: £60 per 1 hour session, payable at the session
                   £120 Stop Smoking session (2 hour one session approach)
                   £180 Fear of Flying programme (3 one-hour sessions)

Further information

I recognise, as academic research consistently shows, that hypnosis is a psychotherapeutic tool, not a therapy in itself.

I blend hypnosis with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, psychodynamic therapy and counselling skills. By using this approach, I tailor sessions to what you, the individual client, needs.