Joanne LawrenceWelcome to Cocoon Therapy

Cocoon Therapy is a health and well-being practice that can help you improve your life. I offer hypnotherapy and counselling  to deal with a range of issues from anxiety to weight loss, stress to stopping smoking, depression, phobias and much more.

I specialise in general anxiety disorder, teaching people to relax properly and I use a range of techniques including hypnosis, deep breathing and mindfulness.

The hypnosis I use is nothing like ‘stage hypnosis’ seen on TV so you won’t be doing anything you don’t want to! Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis and is an extremely effective and safe technique that is recognised by the British Medical Council and allows you to make changes from your subconscious mind.

It is completely natural and focuses the mind, allowing things like emotional conflicts, negative beliefs, fears, habits and phobias to be explored and treated.You are in control every step of the way and if you wish to come out of hypnosis at any time you simply open your eyes!

Hypnotherapy sometimes bring to the conscious mind things you may wish to discuss more and to this end I also offer counselling. Sometimes by sharing your thoughts it can clarify them and sort out the areas in which you may have got into a muddle.

Originally trained in psychodynamic counselling skills I use an approach which brings together a number of psychotherapeutic techniques (an integrated approach) and can help you to see the wood for the trees.

I can provide you with the opportunity to talk about your concerns in a non-judgemental way, in a totally safe and confidential environment and I can help you to find your own way forward.

Based approximately 5 miles from Chelmsford,Brentwood and Ongar, in a lovely rural setting, I can see you at my therapy room or I will visit you at your home. 

I am a fully qualified, registered and insured hypnotherapist. I provide hypnotherapy (MHS, Dip Hyp CS, GHR, GHSC, CNHC) and counselling (BACP/ WPF/CCF Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Skills), I have a BA Hons and PGCE in teaching and I will qualify as a psychotherapist at the end of next year. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to check out the Frequently asked questions page and give me a call to discuss how I may help you.

You might also like to check out my blog.

Please get in touch on 01245 249090 or 07850182930 or email me:


Qualifications: Diploma in Hypnotherapy (MHS, Dip Hyp CS), WPF Dip Psych CS, ITEC Dip in Massage, BA Hons, PGCE, TESOL