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5-Star Rated Hypnotherapist Hove

Hi, I’m Lara, the founder of JoyBeings, based in Hove.  I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist in Hove. More specifically, a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist (SFHT) with a first-class honours degree in psychology.

After a lifetime of stumbling my way through my own mental health journey and moving from a place of despair to one of recovery, discovery and self-growth, and after receiving therapy from a variety of different treatment modalities, I finally came across the life-altering experience of SFHT.  Such was the impact on my life I decided to retrain and support others to do the same.

I am a busy working Mum of two young children.  I know firsthand the impact our hectic lifestyles can have on our health, our bodies, our parenting and our relationships.

So why not let me help you find some calm, confidence and clarity in your life, so you can en-JOY BEING you, and improve not only your life but the lives of those around you.

Lara Hypnotherapist Hove JoyBeings Hypnotherapy

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFHT)

SFHT combines psychotherapy with hypnosis.  Hypnosis or 'trance' is a natural restful state, encouraged using guided relaxation, where the mind can relax and then focus on thoughts and suggestions that might be useful.


SFHT uses practical, structured, and well-researched strategies to help people make significant, positive changes in their lives.  Crucially, in SFHT, we look at what you want to achieve, rather than at whatever prompted you to seek help.


Using positive thinking as an integral part of the process, to help build new healthy patterns of behaviour, breaking often debilitating cycles of negative thoughts.

Solutions Focused Hypnotherapy Hove
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"The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.”

Charles Darwin

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Hypnotherapy Treatments

The Way Forward

Stressed Man
  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Addictions

  • Weight Management

  • Business / Sports Performance

Hugging a Pillow
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Improve self-esteem / confidence

  • Fears and Phobias

  • Stress and associated issues such as insomnia, IBS, migraines & nail biting

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Overwhelm

Client Testimonials

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"I would love to just thank Lara for her support, positivity and what she has been able to help me accomplish!"

"I just want to let you know that hypnotherapy really worked for me. My partner and friends were totally amazed and astonished to see the change in me! I can't thank you enough for all your help" (wasp phobia)

"I honestly can’t thank you enough. You really have changed my life in a way I never thought would be possible. I’m continuously surprising myself in my new found confidence, and will do everything in my power to maintain this change. I honestly thought I would never be in a position to feel this comfortable and confident at work, and love how it has spread to other areas of my life too."

"Just a huge thank you for genuinely impacting my life in the most positive of ways, I am beyond grateful!"

"I had my first English (A level) exam a few days ago and it went exactly how we imagined"

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Consultant Hypnotherapist Prices

Initial Consultation




Free online 45-minute information gathering session for both of us, to decide if hypnotherapy is right for you and to agree the best treatment plan for you.

General Therapy Sessions

£65  per Session (1 hour)

Block of 6 prepaid sessions £350

At a therapy room in Hove

Free consultation, followed by around 6-18 weekly sessions.

The number of sessions above is a guide only and will need to be assessed on an individual basis.

Specific Phobias

£65 / Session

or £180 for 3

At a therapy room in Hove


Free initial consultation, followed by 3 one-hour sessions, over three consecutive weeks. Including a personalised bespoke audio 

Online Sessions

£55 / Session

or £290 for 6



Free initial consultation, followed by the number of sessions necessary. These sessions are conducted online, making it more affordable for you to en-JOY BEING you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you make me do something with which I am not comfortable?

No.  Not at all. You will be in control at all times.  During your initial consultation, I will have discussed your needs and your expected outcomes with you and I will provide you with lots of information about hypnotherapy in general, what to expect and what it can do for you. It's all about your subconscious mind.

Do you work with children?

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis probably feels different for everybody.  Many therapists, including myself, use elements of relaxation procedures, so people commonly associate a feeling of relaxation with hypnosis. Different people have different responses to relaxation instructions - some feel as though their body is very heavy, whereas some can feel very light, almost as if they were floating.

I am fully insured, and DBS checked and work with adults and children aged 8 years and older.

Are you an NLP Master Practitioner as well as a hypnotherapist?

No, I am not a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) master practitioner as well. I specialise in hypnotherapy and do not offer NLP services. Our focus is on helping individuals achieve their goals through the power of hypnotherapy.

How many sessions will I need?

SFHT is considered a brief therapy, in general, I would expect to see you for between 6 to 18 sessions. However, this will be assessed on an individual basis. 

For specific phobias, I would see you for an initial consultation and a further 3 sessions only.

Do you use the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?

Are you a cognitive hypnotherapist?

No, so I do not offer cognitive hypnotherapy. In other words, I do not combine hypnotherapy with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

No, I specialise in clinical hypnotherapy. My services are delivered with the power of sounds and words as opposed to tapping you on the body.

Do you offer Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)?

No, I do not offer rapid transformational therapy because it combines cognitive behaviour therapy with neuro linguistic programming with hypnotherapy. I specialise in hypnotherapy.

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