The Observatory Practice
5 The Crescent
01752 894160 / 07792 896225
I am a qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based in the beautiful South Hams on the southern tip of Dartmoor. I trained as a radiographer in Plymouth and enjoyed a 15 year career in the NHS and private sector before starting a family and moving with my husband to live in Africa. In 2005 Devon beckoned once more, and the Potter family has been settled here since then.
I trained in Hypnotherapy at the Observatory Practice in Plymouth, part of renowned Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, and am qualified in Hypnotherapy (DSFH) and Psychotherapy. I am fully insured and holds a current DBS check.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training school. I have been practicing since December 2015, and have experience with clients with anxiety, depression, phobias, weight management issues, pain, self esteem and confidence issues and much more. I use the CORP research tool to assess the outcomes of treatment, which allows me to assess my work and make changes where necessary.
I have been seeing Sally at Aloft Hypnotherapy for a few months now. Her gentle, calm and caring approach has helped me control and overcome some bad anxiety habits, that were effecting me physically and mentally. Thank you Sally for your wonderful Hypnosis sessions, support and guidance! Highly recommended! Jasmine, Noss Mayo
I have been working with Sally for some weeks. The whole experience is of a wonderful happy time of sorting out and calming ones thoughts. I have never slept so well in all my life. I can fully recommend the Aloft experience. Ruth, Yealmpton
The combination on a demanding job and family life left me feeling completely overwhelmed and out of control. This led me into a vicious circle of poor sleep, acute anxiety and procrastination. I was desperately unhappy and fearful. Working with Sally at Aloft Hypnotherapy has enabled me to break out of this cycle and move forward.
Within a few sessions I was able to relax, understand the reasons for my behaviour and control the panic attacks. I now practice what I learned every day and have a completely different outlook on the world. This has enabled me to achieve more and to focus on the things in my life that make me happy.
I have made some great progress with you Sally, very powerful, thank you! Deb, Ivybridge
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
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- Free Initial Consultation – this session is a chance to meet and discuss the changes that you want to make, so that you can decide if this is the right therapy for you. I will explain the way the brain creates the conditions we experience, and this in itself is a powerful catalyst for change. I will let you know how many sessions we can expect to be working together – specific phobias and fears usually take 3 sessions following the initial consultation, general therapy requires 8-12 sessions, although this will vary from person to person. No trance work is included in this consultation, which lasts for 45-60 minutes. Free of charge
- Solution Focused Hypnotherapy Session – these further sessions , following initial consultation, consist of an element of psychotherapy, using modern solution focused techniques, and the best of NLP and CBT. This is reinforced with hypnotherapy lasting approximately half of the session length. 50-60 minutes. £60
- Smoking Cessation – consists of one session lasting from 1.5-2 hours (no initial consultation is required) £150
Payment is taken at the end of each session. I can accept all major credit cards, and cash.
I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy. If a session is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, full payment is due for that session.
*Success is dependent on there being a real desire to make change, so there will be work for you to do! Working together, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is fast and effective.
Normal clinic hours are Tuesday and Friday at Beech Lodge, and Wednesday at The Observatory Practice. Weekends and evenings by arrangement.