Laura Lee Dip Hyp CS; BA Psychology Hons.
Never settle for less than you deserve. Maybe you feel unhappy or negative about yourself? Your career? Your relationships? Your well-being? Or your life in general?
You want to make a change but you seem to be stuck in a rut and just don't know where to start or how to move on, or to move forward?
I can help you take action and make a positive change for your future NOW. Why keep putting it off or delaying? You are only delaying your future happiness and the positive future that you want for you.
Together we can discuss and tackle any underlying issues that may be holding you back, preventing you from moving forward and achieving your goals. Find the right path for you to start your journey. It really is never too late to make a positive change.
Whether you want to manage your weight, quit smoking, reduce your IBS symptoms, raise your self-confidence and self-esteem, deal with anxiety and stress, or release yourself from the past and learn to relax. There really is no better time than the present to begin your journey.
So no more excuses, no more procrastinating. Time to get up and move forward in your life, achieving your goals and dreams one step at a time. Not tomorrow, Not in a couple of hours..start now.!
I've seen the amazing effects and results that Hypnotherapy has on such a wide range of people. Why don't you to join the club and become one of them?
I am based in central Chelmsford, Essex and am available evenings and weekends.
Practising Since: 2009
Professional Body Memberships
- The National Hypnotherapy Society recognised by the Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR.)
Training & Qualifications
BA Psychology Hons.
Degree in Psychology achieved at The University of Essex.
Dip Hyp CS
Professional Diploma in Clincal and Practical Hypnotherapy and Counselling accredited by the Royal College of Nursing
Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Review Summary (based on 34 reviews):
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11th Jul, 2016
Meeting Up With Laura Has Been The Best Thing That I Have Ever Done
I have been more at ease with myself and everyone else around me. Before seeing Laura I was about as low as I had ever been and couldn't see a positive way forward - only dire negativity and self deprecation.
In talking to Laura I was able to convey my 'side of the story' which wasn't being heard by anyone close to me which I found very distressing and resulted in a feeling of isolation and even being thought of as a pariah.
Laura was exceptionally considerate, and fair, with respect to the things that I wanted to discuss which needed to be explained in order to get to the root cause/s.
In a very short time Laura managed to put all my anxieties into a balanced understanding which enabled me to, literally, unburden myself of things that had worried me unnecessarily and were beginning to slowly drown me.
Laura then helped me come to terms with my other issues and basically saved my marriage which I don't know how to say thank you enough.
I am now in the best place that I have ever been and am looking forward positively - even booking holidays for 2017 - which I would not have been able to do before without help.
Meeting up with Laura has been the best thing that I have ever done and I would definitely recommend her to anybody else who needs someone to just 'listen'.
Thanks one more time
17th Oct, 2014
Laura combined her skills in counselling & hypnotherapy perfectly to meet my needs. My sleep problems are virtually none existent as a result!
I appreciated being able to contact Laura in between sessions via email at no extra cost; I feel this assisted me to progress at a faster rate.
Thank you Laura!
7th Oct, 2014
I won a free session with Laura for 30 minutes relaxation. I found it really helpful. Laura was lovely, calming and easy to talk to. I came out feeling better in myself and for the next few days didn't get so stressed out by things. I would definitely recommend a session with skinny-minny hypnotherapy
7th Oct, 2014
Had therapy and will be going back for more hypnotherapy. I have found the sessions really helpful.
14th Jul, 2014
I Feel Quite Sad Our Sessions Have Ended
Since starting my sessions, my anxiety no longer takes over my life. I enjoy going out again instead of worrying so much about everything that I end up staying indoors feeling miserable.
I can recognise my anxiety and through understanding why I feel that way, I am able to change my thoughts and deal with it a lot better.
I have also learnt to look after myself when I know I need to, and not to feel guilty about having a long bath, taking a walk, reading a book or having a nap! Laura has been brilliant and has been such a great support throughout. I feel quite sad our sessions have ended!
14th Jul, 2014
I Cannot Begin To Thank Laura Enough
2014 got off to a terrible start for me, losing my job, my car and potentially my marriage all within a dark week in January; A 5* mess, I found myself at a crossroads with more options than my confused mind could cope with – then I found Laura!
From my first appointment I felt much happier, initially that I was getting help as, never having had any form of therapy, nor knowing quite what to expect from it, I wasn’t even sure whether I justified having any or if so, where to begin. Laura made me feel welcome and comfortable and was a great listener. She recognised my confusion and it soon became apparent to her and subsequently me that my eagerness to help others before myself was not helping my situation!
Throughout the next few weeks, with Laura‘s help, I changed my whole attitude and with her kind, compassionate encouragement I soon began to see through the mist that had up to now been clouding my judgement and lift my self-esteem, enabling me to think much more clearly and positively about what I wanted for my life in the future.
With Laura’s guidance I was able to question my options much more constructively and rationally and my attitude was back to the positive one I was used to, helping me to decide for myself what would be best for ME – and without feeling guilty!
I cannot begin to thank Laura enough for redirecting my though process in such a positive way and reassuring me that I was back and heading in the right direction for a happier future and know that, in one way or another, she’ll always be right there on my shoulder!
31st Mar, 2014
Invaluable To My Family
Laura has been absolutely invaluable to my family. My fifteen year old has been going through anxiety, mild depression and panic attacks
Thanks to Laura she has come through this and out the other side. My daughter is not a great communicator but felt she could really open up to Laura, she is very warm, understanding and passionate about helping others
She didn't just support my daughter during her hour's session but was there at the end of the phone at any time - we particularly appreciated the texts that Laura would send to make sure she was doing ok and to remind her that she was there to help.
I would strongly recommend her to anyone who needs guidance, understanding and direction in their lives. We don't know what we would have done without her
5th Feb, 2014
Our sessions have improved both my self esteem and my general outlook on life and for that I couldn't be more grateful!
Thank you so much for everything you've done, I really do feel so much better and just generally happier so thank you!
18th Dec, 2013
Laura Is A Brilliant Hypnotherapist!
Laura is a brilliant hypnotherapist! I can say that, as I have been to four previously. Although a few others I have been to have been good, Laura is by far the most effective and looks at the root cause of the problems which seem to give longer lasting results.
I have recommended a number of people to Laura and each and everyone has said the same things; she is lovely, professional, supportive, and most of all great at what she does!
16th Dec, 2013
I Worried About Everything And I Felt Lonely
Laura has been an angel to me. I decided to contact Skinny Minny as I was suffering with anxiety severely every morning and moderately throughout each day.
I worried about everything and I felt lonely even though I had family and friends constantly around me. I didn’t know where to turn so I contacted Laura who was very welcoming and invited me for a consultation straight away.
I found Laura to be extremely professional whilst very caring and genuine. Within half an hour Laura had found all my issues, and had reassured me that everything will be ok and the anxiety will be gone.
I was amazed at just how quickly the sessions made such a positive impact on my life. Laura taught me methods on how to deal with anxiety and also transformed my way of thinking to be positive and optimistic.
Laura is so very supportive in between sessions also which I have found has helped me a lot. I now feel calmer, have stopped worrying so much, have a lot more confidence and my self-esteem has returned. Thank you Laura for being so amazing in helping me and so many others
22nd Nov, 2013
Most Fantastic Hypnotherapy Session
I just had the most fantastic hypnotherapy session!! Don't knock it till you try it... I felt so relaxed and completely at peace. My mind was able to stop thinking about the 101 things I need to do... I will definitely be going back for more relaxation therapy! This girl Laura Lee is wonderful and fantastic at her job!
24th Oct, 2013
I Have Been Given The Secret Key To My Own Life
'I heard about Skinny Minny Laura from a friend and was intrigued and I wanted to do this. My husband bought me the sessions for my 40th birthday present which turned out to be the best birthday present ever.
I have spent probably the last 25years of my life dieting and getting nowhere. I would lose some weight and then gain it. I spent all my time and energy working out what to eat, when to eat, how many points I had left, how many calories I had consumed, what each item weighed, if it was a green week or a red week. Well you get the picture the list is endless. My days were totally and utterly consumed by food. Nothing ever worked as I would always start the Monday diet and by Wednesday I would give up. This made me more and more depressed with how I felt and looked at myself. I would just eat for the sake of eating. I would constantly snack to make myself feel better.
I had my initial consultation with Laura and it was very clear from the offset that I was an emotional eater. Filling my days with food to comfort me. I was holding onto a tremendous amount of sadness and never loved the person I call me. I had totally lost sight of the person that was once me. I had forgotten how to live and just be happy. I went for a few hypnotherapy sessions however after the initial consultation I already started to see changes, although small there were changes. I started to get my sparkle back. As the sessions continued I became more aware of me again. I have been able to let go of my sadness and become happy. I look in the mirror and I no longer hate me in fact I LOVE ME and in turn the emotional eating has stopped. I am no longer consumed by food. I don’t diet anymore but I most certainly do eat balanced meals and make healthy choices. I even started running. I have been bitten by the running bug and it feels great. In the process I have lost a total of 12lbs and dropped from a size 16 to 14. I’m still a work in progress so watch this space.
I love the journey that Laura has helped me with. Words cannot express how happy I am to have met you. I feel like I have been given the secret key to my own life and for that I am eternally grateful .xxxxxxxxxx
22nd Oct, 2013
Lost Weight But Gained So Many Other Things
I sought the help of Laura, after seeing a recommendation by a friend on Facebook.
My main reason for going was to try and help shift ½ stone and to also try and stop me from eating such large portion sizes.
After the first session it became clear it wasn’t so much an issue with weight and more an issue of self-confidence, and how poorly I viewed myself.
I have now completed my weight management course with Laura. I now fit into my old jeans which is fantastic!
But the most important thing to have come out of all this is seeing ‘me’ in a new light. I did not realise how negative I was about myself. While I did have to lose a few pounds, this clearly was not the main issue.
I can now look in the mirror and feel totally positive about myself. I can see I am no Kate Moss, but I am me and I am very happy and very proud of that fact.
I am now running twice a week, and bizarrely enough look forward to hitting the streets with my fellow Skinny Minny friend, never before have I looked forward to exercising!
It isn’t just a hypnotherapy session with Laura, the aftercare is amazing, and you know that she really does care.
I am totally amazed at how after not all that many sessions, Laura has totally rewired my brain and given me the confidence in how I look, that I haven’t had for years. I have even started buying trendier clothes, and a pair of leather look jeans!!
Thank you so much, everyone should have Laura in their lives!
15th Oct, 2013
Currently welling up in the changing rooms in NewLook because I tried on my first size 12 since I was a teenager and they fit
15th Oct, 2013
The Biggest Thank You To Laura.
You really made me believe that I could do my exam this time. Its funny that I doubted myself in the first place. I allowed so much to cloud my mind and not let me concentrate. I got myself into such a state that I could not even study and then when I did I would panic study and remember absolutely nothing. My mind would be totally blank and I felt like I had learnt nothing.
I knew after my session I had with you I would be able to relax more and absorb what I way studying. I really did study and focus this time round. I was so surprised when I went into my exam how it all came back to me just like you said it would.
The single biggest lesson I learnt was that you really do have to allow yourself time to relax before your exam. I cant stress enough how important it is to go into your exam with a clear and focused head. No more cram studying for me. Yip, I have learnt that you have to have a cut of point to allow yourself to unwind knowing that what you have learnt will come back.
I have just recently wrote an exam and used every single technique that Laura advised and without a shadow of a doubt I know that I have come through this one with flying colours.
I can now move forward with my Degree knowing that I wont ever be making those silly mistakes but more importantly that I had such a positive experience and exams are no longer the enemy.
thank you sweet Laura you rock xxxxxxxx
8th Oct, 2013
Exam Stress Sorted!
I feel in CONTROL of my destiny and it feels awesome! I don't feel like I'm panic studying at all and that is such a great feeling xx
30th Sep, 2013
I Can Fit In My Old Jeans!
I got into a pair of jeans I've not been able to for ages!!!!! Xxx
30th Sep, 2013
I Never Ever Thought I'd Get This Far.
I never ever thought I'd get this far. I never thought I'd be one of those people who could have a before and after photo
30th Sep, 2013
'Thanks for tonight's session I am on a high from the Laura effects and feel fabulous!'
26th Sep, 2013
Total Loss Of 8.5lbs So Far
'Woop Woop decided to see what the scale said this morning as I am feeling fab xxx pleasantly surprised to see a total loss of 8.5lbs since I started to come to see you xxx feels great to know I still have a life and can eat and enjoy myself ans see the scale turning to the left instead of the right hehe xxx'
16th Sep, 2013
Thank you very much for the relaxation session yesterday evening. I really enjoyed it, and think that I had the best most restful sleep that I have had in a long time!
13th Sep, 2013
Relaxation Session During Pregnancy
Being 40 weeks pregnant I've found lots of things to be anxious about! My main worries though have been going over my due date & feeling guilty for putting my feet up while things still need to be done!
My skinny-minny (or skinny-mummy) relaxation session was just the ticket as I took time for myself to chill out & stop worrying.
Highly recommend this for any mums-to-be later on in their pregnancies, especially those anxious about going beyond their EDD as apparently being relaxed is one of the best ways to kickstart labour. I have my fingers crossed...
3rd Sep, 2013
My Life Feels So Much Better
Skinny-Minny has helped me on so many levels. I learned how to relax, say no and gain self esteem. My life feels so much better now. :-)
22nd Aug, 2013
What An Experience!
Wow!!! What an experience, I can only describe this as a mind massage, with Laura talking us through the session I can honestly say I felt totally relaxed and free from the outside world and i think i had a cheeky snooze too.
Thank you x
22nd Aug, 2013
Thank you so much for your group relaxation session, such a great way to unwind after a hard days work.
At first I was worried I wouldn't be able to focus and relax in a group of people but you couldn't have made us feel any more comfortable!
It was a great setting and an amazing uplifting experience, thank you so much for a wonderful evening and I look forward to the next session!
22nd Aug, 2013
Woohoo \0/\0/\0/- I feel good, so good - 6 pounds of baggage has officially left for good xxxx -
22nd Aug, 2013
Skinny-Minny helped me to overcome my phobia of spiders. Before my sessions I could barely look at a spider, now I can calmly pick one up in a glass! I never would have thought I would be able to do it but Skinny-Minny gave me the confidence to take control of my fear. Thanks Skinny-Minny!!
13th Aug, 2013
Group Relaxation Sessions Are GREAT
I participated in one of the group Relaxation Sessions and was surprised at not only how relaxed I felt at the time, but how I continued to feel calm afterwards.
I had wondered if it would be difficult to unwind in a group environment, however that was not an issue as Laura put us all at ease very quickly.
I would recommend the Relaxation Sessions as they are great value for money and the effects last for ages, thanks Laura!
9th Aug, 2013
Already Noticed A Change
Lovely lady, easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Have enjoyed my first couple of sessions and excited to see what the future brings as have already noticed a change in my attitude since meeting with Laura and have slowly started to see things from a more understanding perspective!
5th Aug, 2013
Going to see Skinny Minny was the best decision I've ever made. She helped me at the beginning of my journey, and, 6 months later, I've achieved more than I ever thought I could and I'm still going strong!
Sometimes you have to accept that no matter how hard you try to be happy, you always need a little help. And no one is better to give that help than the most welcoming, caring, enthusiastic girl I've ever met. Sad that our sessions have finished.
25th Apr, 2013
I was a smoker for nearly ten years before I decided to do something about it. I had always felt like I ought to quit rather than truly wanting to, I’d had several attempts at stopping, often lasting one or two days before giving into the craving.
I felt the first step of hypnotherapy the most valuable, which was the first consultation. Here Laura helped me to establish why I smoked, how I started and what my triggers were that meant I continued to smoke. This discussion opened up a new insight into the habit and allowed me to see it in a perspective I had never considered before.
For me understanding how a personal habit starts, forms and develops was crucial as later down the line it meant I could take ownership of the addiction. It allowed me to be totally aware of each cigarette I smoked and question it.
After the consultation we chose and end date for me to quit on, but already I felt a significant change in my attitude/approach to stopping smoking. I went from feeling like I ought to quit to really wanting to stop smoking.
In total I’ve had two sessions, while I do still experience an occasional mild craving to smoke now that I understand why I feel them it makes it much easier to allow the feeling to pass. It’s been one month already and I feel so much better for it!
25th Apr, 2013
I have already lost 4.4lb in two weeks and 3% body fat! I'm so happy right now
16th Mar, 2013
I Have A New Job Thanks To My Newly Found Confidence
I have a new job! It is such great news and it is the change I have wanted and to get away from certain bullies who made be feel as though I was not good enough.
However, my new found confidence and feeling more like the old me again, has really improved with the help of Laura from Skinny-Minny. Thank you again Laura for all of the help you have given me.
15th Mar, 2013
After 10 Years Suffering IBS, Finally A Breakthrough!
I started my sessions with Laura at Skinny-Minny in November after hearing they were now offering a programme for IBS sufferers.
I had been struggling with IBS symptoms for over 10 years and had received no help from my GP other than to change my lifestyle. I have always eaten a healthy diet and taken exercise so his advice hadn\'t really given me any clues.
I\'ll admit I was very sceptical as to whether hypnotherapy could actually help me but I thought that if stress and anxiety could make me feel ill then maybe some other psychological process could make me feel better.
The first session was very strange as I wasn\'t sure what to expect and it\'s not a normal thing to sit in front of someone with your eyes shut and practically go to sleep. But I was pleasantly surprised that I did manage to relax and I felt very comfortable the whole time. We also talked about the symptoms I suffer from along with issues that make me anxious and stressed.
After 4 sessions I was getting better at relaxing and letting my mind wander, I felt calmer inside most days and even felt that things that used to bother me just weren\'t that important anymore.
By the 5th session I actually had a breakthrough as I went out for dinner and enjoyed a 3 course meal with wine and coffee with absolutely no pain, bloating or discomfort at all. I was so over the moon that I told everyone I knew, I couldn\'t remember the last time I\'d enjoyed a meal out!
Since the sessions have ended I have had the odd uncomfortable day but this seems to coincide with days where I\'m less positive. This is a process of changing my thought processes and my attitude to my body and myself as a person. It\'s not always easy but with the support of Laura I feel that it can be done and every day I look back to how I was feeling before the sessions and remind myself how much better things are now. And they are only going to improve as I get more confident.
To anyone who is suffering with IBS and has been told by doctors that you just have to live with it, I would strongly suggest talking to Laura. It\'s not normal to be in pain and to feel uncomfortable, to avoid social situations and you don\'t have to go on that way.