About Us

About Lorraine Ireland PDCHyp, DHyp(Dist)MBSCH, DIP.Psych, DIP.Couns, MBACP
Of Mind And Health Matters

Lorraine is the founder of Mind & Health Matters where she practices Clinical Hypnosis and Advanced Hypnotherapy. Although Clinical Hypnosis and Advanced Hypnotherapy is the main area of Lorraine`s work she is also a Professional Counseller, practices NLP, Stress Management, Mind Coaching and teaches Emotional Freedom Techniques.

She underwent a 6 year intensive training programme to enable her to become a professional therapist. Most of her training took place at the University of Central England with the London College of Clinical Hypnosis where she passed her Diploma with distinction, then advanced to Practitioner level, and continued professional development choosing a further 11 specialist areas of interest through Master Classes. During this period she also gained a Diploma in Counselling, and Professional BTEC Certificate in Addictions,

She is a Member of both the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and adheres to their Codes & Ethics. Lorraine is also listed in the NHS Directory of Complimentary and Alternative Practitioners. Her work is recognised by many organisations who referrals patients i.e BUPA, Local GPs, Local Colleges & Triage HealthCare in Harley Street, London.

Over the years she has worked at several Complimentary Medicine and Health Centres, and through popular demand decided to open her own private practice in 2002, which has gone from strength to strength.

Between 2001 – 2004 she also worked part-time as an Addictions Counsellor supporting recovering drug addicts, running groups to teach Drug Awareness and Relapse Prevention, Relaxation & Stress Management. To date she has trained staff at 5 prisons to run Relaxation and Stress Management programmes that she wrote, which have been very successful. Working in this field was a privilege and a valuable experience she will always be grateful to. Mind & Body Matters was rapidly expanding during this period.

Mind & Health Matters had grown into a busy practice, bringing many referrals from satisfied clients and GP`s, who had witnessed their patients increased wellbeing as a result of a combined holistic approach incorporating Clinical Hypnosis. The rapid, high success rate of Clinical Hypnosis never ceases to amaze her.

Lorraine is committed to continually improving and updating her skills. New practices in the field of Self Improvement are being developed all the time, and she likes to pass the benefits of the best of those on to her clients. It is her belief that every client she sees has all the resources he or she needs to change their lives, even if they are unaware of these resources when first entering into therapy.

For Appointments or further information please telephone Lorraine Ireland on 01384 – 878264.