Hi, I'm Laura, your Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Coach.
Having been born and raised in a small country to a very poor family, I grew up without a father and my mother was hardly ever around. I have been bullied, slept under a coat in a charity shop as I had nowhere else to live or sleep, at times I have been without food and I have suffered with depression so challenges, stress and traumatic events are not new to me.
At times I have felt like I don't have the strength to carry on because I lost hope. Yet there is always a way out to the other side.
Despite of my difficult past, I moved to the UK alone at the age of 19 and found a way to study law and become solicitor.
I started my career in law because I had the genuine desire to help people who had suffered owing to someone else’s wrongdoing. However, my day to day experience of life as a solicitor was different to what I had expected, and whilst I enjoyed my job, I realised that I wanted to do more to help people.
I have been interested in complementary therapy for long time and like many other people nowadays, I tried various therapies until I attended a session with a Cognitive Hypnotherapist.
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From left: Rebecca Silvester, Laura Lohk and Trevor Silvester
I loved that I was treated as an individual with a treatment plan tailored specifically around me. It really helped me to change how I felt about myself and I signed up for the course so I could become a therapist who makes a difference in people’s lives.
I am a member of:
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association (QCHPA)
I am governed by their strict code of ethics and I am fully insured. I have therapy rooms in Poole, Christchurch and London but I also work with people in other parts of the United Kingdom and in Europe by Skype.