Laurie Harvey HPD DipCHyp MNLP
Hi, I’m Laurie and I’m an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and I love helping women have the best pregnancy and childbirth experience possible.
I’m a mother of two and I had my children in the regular way at hospital, with lots of complications and interventions, before I knew anything about Confident Childbirth.
I’d been helping people using Cognitive hypnotherapy to overcome fears and worries for a long time before I went to a conference and heard about the scientifically proven benefits to mums and babies of Confident Childbirth. During the talk I had a lightbulb moment when I realised that my experience of childbirth could have been so very different. I decided there and then that I wanted to help mums and babies to have a better experience than mine.
It’s really great to hear back from my clients that they’ve had a beautiful, calm experience and interesting to hear from those who’ve already had a negative experience in the past and come back and report what a fantastic difference using Confident Childbirth has made.
The post graduate training in Confident Childbirth that I undertook is exclusively for experienced Certified Quest Institute Cognitive Hypnotherapists because we’ve already been trained to a very high standard to help people overcome anxiety, fears and phobias. So particularly for mums-to-be who are nervous because they’ve been traumatised by a previous childbirth or medical event, a trained hypnotherapist can be a good choice.
I believe that all of my clients are individuals and have different goals for the pregnancy and childbirth experience that’s right for them. The Confident childbirth program tailors a program specifically for each client to achieve the childbirth that’s right for them whatever their choices, whether they choose hospital or home, chemical pain relief or not. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all, script based approach to a prescriptive childbirth outcome.
I consider it a huge privilege to be a part of the process that means that my mums and babies can have their best possible birth experience.
And because you don’t know me yet, here’s the list of the important certificates and qualifications so you know that I’m properly qualified.
I trained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist at the Internationally renowned Quest Institute with the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Author and Speaker, Trevor Sylvester where I gained my Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy, My Master NLP Practitioners Certificate and Hypnotherapist Practioner Diploma which is externally verified by the National Council of Hypnotherapy and accredited by the NCFE.
I’m a Certified Confident Childbirth Practitioner.
I am registered with the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) the UK regulator for Complementary Healthcare who provide a benchmark for standards and safety for the public. To be registered with CNHC, I have undertaken to abide by their rigorous code of conduct, performance and ethics.
I’m a member of UKCHO (UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations) who aim to promote the professional regulation of hypnotherapy in the UK toensure that Hypnotherapists are safe and competent to practice.
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