Joanne LawrenceWelcome to Cocoon Therapy.

Cocoon Therapy is a health and well-being practice in which counselling and hypnotherapy are used to help you  improve your life.

I offer counselling and hypnotherapy to help you deal with a range of issues that may be preventing you from living your life in the way that you want to.

Amongst other things I deal with are anxiety, lack of confidence or motivation, self-esteem, stress, stopping smoking, depression, phobias, IBS, pain and weight reduction including problems linked to emotional  eating.

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

The hypnosis I use is an extremely effective and safe technique known as hypnotherapy that is recognised by the British Medical Council and allows you to make changes from your subconscious mind. It is nothing like the ‘stage hypnosis you may have seen on TV; you  are never out of control and cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do!

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 the hypnotised, or trance state, at any time you simply open your eyes!

Hypnotherapy sometimes bring to the conscious mind things you may wish to discuss and explore further so I also provide a counselling service. Sometimes by sharing your thoughts out loud with another person it can clarify them and help you to see things in a different way.

Originally trained in psychodynamic counselling skills I bring together a number of other psychotherapeutic techniques including CBT, person-centred and NLP approaches to provide a service that is uniquely tailored to what you require.

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 and counsellor. 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. I am enhanced DBS checked and I will further 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 on 01245 249090 or 07850 182930 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