Hypnotherapy

Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic based in Medway, Kent is run by myself, Andrew Laing. I have a Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD, NCFE) and BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Psychology (Canterbury Christ Church University). I am also a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) – Accredited. I write articles for the Hypnotherapy Directory and work for Samaritans as a Listening volunteer.

Hypnotherapy has a vast research base and hypnotic techniques themselves have been explored for millennia. However, is often still misunderstood by the public.

Hypnosis is not the same as natural sleep, despite the word being derived from “Hypnos” – the Greek god of sleep. Hypnosis is simply a deeply relaxed state, a natural state we all experience several times a day, when falling asleep, watching TV, day dreaming. You are awake and aware of everything that is going on, you are simply deeply relaxed.

The reason why Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment is because when we are relaxed our conscious mind is relaxed, offering much greater access to the subconscious mind; the driving force of our behaviours, emotions and where all our memories are stored. Meaning we can have significant positive and lasting changes. Hypnotherapy uses a number of methods to communicate with the subconscious mind including imagery, metaphors and direct suggestion. Sometimes working with past events to bring emotion release and change. You are always in complete control and will be aware of everything being said.

Our minds and bodies have all the tools we need to overcome problems in our lives, hypnotherapy works with you to take back control of your life.


Have you ever experienced trying to quit an addiction to something, telling yourself “I’m not going to eat chocolate again; I’ll never eat chocolate again”. At Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic you will be taught how to achieve subconscious ever lasting success in leaving your addiction


At Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic your old smoking habits will be broken up and you will be taught how to achieve your new patterns of behaviour.


There is a lot of pressure on young people to do well in their exams. Hypnotherapy is very effective for stress because a part of Hypnotherapy itself is teaching you relaxation.


A phobia is an irrational fear, for example a fear of spiders because the fear experienced is disproportionate to the actual danger presented. However phobias are easily treatable, providing the client is willing to embrace it.


Research has shown that the majority of diets fail, or the weight lost from the dieting is put back on again as the dieting fails. With Hypnosis you can be taught how to become a “new you”, who eats sensibly and healthily, breaking up old habits and treating any underlying issues causing the overeating


Our society places a lot of demands on us and this can overwhelm us. In the UK one in seven people are suffering from anxiety or stress. Hypnotherapy is particularly effective for anxiety and stress because a part of Hypnotherapy itself is teaching you relaxation.


As you would expect, anxiety will have increased from the fear of catching the Coronavirus or a loved one catching the virus. You can experience symptoms relating to panic, germ phobia and anxietyAlso, the lockdown and social distancing can effect our mental health in different ways. At Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic we can help calm your anxiety related symptoms and help you through these difficult times.


Rochester Hypnotherapy Clinic can help you with most problems. Hypnotherapy can be successfully flexible in treating any number of issues.


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