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 & Body Matters, a busy private practice, where she facilitates Clinical Hypnosis, Advanced Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Addiction Counselling, NLP, Stress Management, Mind Coaching and teaches Emotional Freedom Techniques. Clients are referred to her from Private Health Organisations such as BUPA, Triage Health Care, Local GPs (Doctors) and she also delivers Group Hypnosis to a NHS Head Injury Group on a voluntary basis.

She is a Registered Member of both the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and British Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Lorraine is also a registered practitioner with NHS Directory of Complimentary and Alternative Practitioners.

She underwent a 6 year intensive training programme to enable her to become a professional therapist. A vast amount 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 continues professional development in specialist areas of interest through Master Classes and Continual Personal Development.. During this period she also gained a Diploma in Counselling, and Professional BTEC Certificate in Addictions and went on to work part-time as an Addictions Counsellor in male and female prisons, supporting recovering drug addicts, running groups to teach Drug Awareness, Relapse Prevention and Relaxation & Stress Management. To date she has trained staff at 5 prisons and a Rehab Unit to run Relaxation and Stress Management programmes that she devised, which have been successfully received. Working in this field has been a great privilege and a valuable experience she will always be grateful to.

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. Mind & Body Matters had grown into a busy practice, bringing many referrals from satisfied clients and Doctors, who have witnessed some of their patients increased wellbeing as a result of an inegrative approach incorporating Clinical Hypnosis. Lorraine has also worked with well known media personalities from both Radio and TV who have sought her support. Clients travel from all parts of the country to see 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. The high success rate of Clinical Hypnosis and the power that individuals have of their own mind once they cross the boundary of their own self made limitations never ceases to amaze her.

Over the years Lorraine had many requests for CD recordings and she used to do little recordings which was gratefully recieved.  She then advanced to record profesionally with State of the Art Sound Equipment in a Recording Studio recieving top tuiition from an established recording artitst.  More and more clients reported enjoyment and benefits from the CDs so it was decided that Mind & Health Matters Ltd, would be established, specialising in producing high quality Hypnosis Self Help recordings, Guided Meditations and Relaxation Journeys, which are currently helping people from all walks of life and all destinations worldwide, to take control of their own lives, within the comfort of their own surroundings as and when convenient to do so.  This kind of self help may not not appeal to everyone, but has to date helped many people from many varried cultures judging from feedback received.

Lorraine`s Hypnotherapy Self Help talking books / CDs sell through major bookshops and well known websites like www.pickabook.co.uk and through Gardners Books (Britains Leading Wholesaler) The recordings have received some excellent reviews.