HPD, DSFH, AfSFH, MNCH (Reg), CNHC (Reg), NBMP (Reg), QTS
Eastbourne & Online
Hello, I’m Laura, and I have over twenty years’ experience of working with young people in various roles and settings. I have seen how a child who is happy, calm and confident will thrive and when I see children leave my session with a smile and a spring in their step, I feel immensely proud of them and the journey they have made to get there.
One of my roles, before training in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, was as a secondary school teacher, and throughout my experience, I have witnessed a huge variety of problems and issues faced by young people, that impact on their ability to cope with the day-to-day challenges our modern world presents them with.
I have always felt passionately about supporting and empowering these individuals in their time of crisis, but it wasn’t until I was introduced to, and then trained in, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, that I witnessed the impactful changes that can be made to support them, in a relatively short period of time.
I love the child-centred, child-led approach that underpins my practice; it’s a positive, pragmatic way of working that looks to reduce anxiety and negative thoughts. It works well with children, teens and young adults as it provides a safe structure to explore possible solutions to the problems they face.
By exploring their preferred future, behaviours and feelings, the Solution Focused approach directs their energies on what they want, rather than what they don’t want, enabling them to develop and utilise the control they have over their lives and give it a positive focus.
I work with children from 7 years old to young adults and am able to adapt my approach to work with those with additional needs, special educational needs, disabilities and neurodiversity.
I offer a free initial consultation in Eastbourne or online which is an opportunity for you and your child to get to know me, discuss best hopes and make an informed decision as to whether my approach is the right one for them.
I will also explain what is happening in the brain in relation to your child’s specific problems and what can be done to help improve their situation.
A major part of how Youth Fairies empower young people is through teaching them about the brain and how it works. With this knowledge, children are able to understand their behaviours and emotions, giving them more control over the changes they would like to make.
It’s also helpful for parents to understand too, so you know how to best support the process whilst your child is working with me, and beyond.
I am fully insured; have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS certificate and I am a member of the following professional bodies:
- National Council For Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Association For Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
- Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)