Hello! I am Laura; Woman, Mother, Adventurer and Hypnotherapist.
I spent a long time working in a profession I no longer cared for, wasting time on things that I didn't want to do. I think we've all been there! I have always really loved helping others achieve their goals and be authentically themselves, so after some soul searching (via failures, choices, learnings, and qualifications!), I finally found the best job in the world!
In my spare time, I love hiking, weight lifting and dancing to old-school house music or 80's power ballads. Also, Meatloaf. Just saying. I love my family and friends, and connections are really important to me! I also have two children, so I really understand the joys* of parenting. Ohhhh, also, 2022 has seen me become a Scout Leader! I am part of the Squirrel Dreys and the Beaver Scouts, I think I have more fun than the recruits haha.
Before we come to qualifications, I want you to know that I genuinely want to help. I have used self-hypnosis & cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy within my own life and it has made me a happier person, a better parent and less overwhelmed... and years ago, it also helped me process my Birth Trauma. I used hypnobirthing before working in the field and it was horrendous (definitely contributed to my BT!), now as an evidence-based practitioner, I realise that "hypnobirthing" is not clinical hypnosis. Neither is stage hypnosis for that matter!
P.S. For the record, I am not into 'new age' stuff either... don't get me started on "Past Life" regression :/ (Sorry!)
OK, so important stuff.
I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and all of my training was undertaken at the prestigious Anglo-European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis with Adam Eason, one of only seven schools worldwide certified to teach certain courses. I also assist in the classroom at the college and highly recommend it to anyone considering training! As a member of the UK Hypnotherapy Council (UKHC) and the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH), I adhere to a stringent Code of Ethical Conduct. I hold full insurance to practice Clinical Hypnotherapy, as well as holding an enhanced DBS certificate for the paediatric application of hypnosis.
I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, diplomas in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnotherapy in Practice and NLP practice. I am also about to undertake my Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy (I am definitely a secret nerd!). My Master's degree in Health Psychology at the University of Surrey starts in September (my first step towards Chartership with the British Psychological Society!). I have also completed a Child Psychology Diploma (CPD, Level 3) and a Counselling Skills course (Level 2). I am committed to life-long learning! As well as this, I regularly undertake training with the Scouts to allow me to work with neurodivergence in young people and I am first aid trained (in case anyone drowns in the therapy room obviously!).
I want you to know, it's normal to be nervous about starting therapy, we ALL have baggage, trust me. It's true! Do not believe what you see on Social Media! With no exceptions! The sooner we realise there is no "normal", the better. Honestly, it is a genuine privilege to get to be a part of your transformation and you guys teach me things all the time too! (Have I mentioned I love my job!?)
Hypnotherapy is often a last resort for people because of misconceptions about how it works. It is a collaborative effort and everyone is more than capable of having their own unique experience!
Quite often, I find people are amazed by the experience of Hypnotherapy, there is nothing magical about the process, yet something quite profound about the outcome.
Feel free to call or email me for a free initial phone consultation, I will always give you my honest opinion. I use evidence-based cognitive hypnotherapy and I believe that everyone should have access to learning these skills. If you are a low-income family please contact me and I will consider adding you to my waiting list for discounted or free therapy.
Although I really enjoy helping people in a wide range of areas, I feel particularly passionately about traumas, depression and anxiety.
You are not alone, please reach out if you need help.
So, that's a wrap!
Laura Chapman, BSc (Hons), HPD, Dip. Hyp, MNCH (Reg.)
Counselling at Unit 12, Winnall, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0LD
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology
Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma (HPD)
Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma
Child Psychology Diploma (L.3)
Counselling Skills (L.2)
Member of the UK Hypnotherapy Council (UKHC)
Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapists (NCH)
Classroom Assistant for Anglo-European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis
Personal member of Birth Trauma Association (BTA)
(Scout Leader - called "Moth" hahaha)
Mother of two, nutritionist, Childbirth Educator and Personal Doula
As a mother of two children born in very different ways, I recognise that an empowered pregnancy and birth is not about how the baby comes out. It is essential that, at every step of the way, the mother or birthing person feels informed and confident to make the right decisions about their care and their birth choices. As a Doula and Birth Educator, advocating for Women's Rights in birth, I can support you at any stage of this journey. I am a trustee of a new (status pending) charity, "Here We Grow", that aims to highlight some of these areas.
My interest in helping others began over 16 years ago when I first trained in Massage and Healing. Since then I have continued learning and adding to my skill set, teaching women's Chi Gung amongst other things. I have practiced talk therapy and believe this is also important when resolving issues.
More recently I have become a Certified Nutritionist. I believe that Food is our Medicine. Many illnesses stem from poor nutrition, helping people make positive changes is something I am very passionate about.
We specialise in very different areas of mind and body healing, bringing strengths and benefits from every angle to provide the best possible care for each of our clients. Whether you are working with one or both of us, rest assured that your needs are our main priority.
Laura Chapman provides personalised hypnosis sessions, designed to help you lead a balanced life. Using evidence-based psychotherapies with hypnosis, she thrives on helping clients transform themselves and make the positive changes they need for a better life.
"As a passionate Clinical Hypnotherapist, studying Psychology, Sociology and Counselling, I take pride in my work. I am dedicated to helping people achieve their goals and I will tailor each session specifically to suit your requirements. I adhere to a stringent code of ethics, as laid out by the National Council of Hypnotherapists (NCH), and I am committed to an attitude of lifelong development and learning. Whether you are suffering from anxiety, addiction, phobias or depression, or just wish to learn hypnobirthing and new skills, I am here to help you succeed and achieve your goals".
Georgina has been helping clients for over decade with her wealth of knowledge. She is a qualified Nutritional therapist and has been a Birth Educator and coach for a number of years, more recently training as a Doula to help women have a positive experience through every step of their journey into pregnancy, birth and parenthood. As a mother of two, each with very different births, she recognises that it is essential for women to feel empowered and confident in their abilities, for a healthy birthing experience.
"I have worked in London and Paris, helping people with trauma, and am also qualified in energy healing and Chi Gung. As well as helping people achieve positive birthing experiences, I very much believe that food is medicine and the right balance of healing foods for each person can bring a state of strength, vitality and robust health that is fundamental to our well-being".
Hypnotherapy has been recognised by the British Medical Association since 1892 as an effective therapeutic treatment for a range of conditions. We believe that the combination of the power of the mind and the energy of the body along with the correct guidance and our specialist knowledge is paramount to a successful outcome.
Every client is unique and deserves the very best support, this is why we offer a free 30-minute telephone appointment to anyone wishing to change their lives, we will offer you honest advice about your options and information to help you make an informed decision.
Contact us now to find out how Minds-Aligned can help you.