Sarah Russell CMH - Hypnotherapist
“I often think about you and how you have changed my life"
Smoking, anxiety, phobias, addiction, birth, habits, eating, trauma, stress, alcohol and more....
I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and have helped hundreds of clients address a wide variety of issues. Most people have questions prior to booking, so feel free to email or call me to discuss things further. I offer a fully confidential service and would be delighted to help you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anyone can be hypnotised - as long as they want to be. You are in control at all times and cannot be made to do anything you don't want to. If you come with an open mind and a real desire to change I can help you find it easy. It's a deeply relaxing experience and many clients also notice a big improvement in quality of sleep and their own ability to unwind. Contact me to find out more...
"It was an amazing experience"
HOW I WORK
I hold appointments at my home in a relaxed, comfortable, secure environment and it is important to me that you feel at ease throughout our time together. For most issues I work on a session-by-session basis, depending on your history and how you respond to treatment. The first session lasts 2hrs and involves an in-depth discussion about your issue before we begin the hypnotherapy. Every client is different so it is impossible to say how many sessions you might need, but as a guide the average is around 3-4, with sessions lasting between 1-2hrs.
Additionally, I offer individual programmes for smoking and hypnobirthing and a range of one-off relaxation sessions (please see the fees section for further details).
"We both loved the hypnosis and had the best sleep after"
You've done the hard bit, you've identified the issue and you've decided you want to take back control. To get the ball rolling, why not get in touch right now, with no obligation?
1) Call me or email me with your questions or concerns. I do my best to respond within 24hrs.
2) Grab your diary if you decide you're ready to book.
3) You will receive email confirmation of your appointment, location details and a questionnaire.
4) For most issues, payment is by cash or bank transfer each time we meet. If you have booked a smoking or birth programme, I ask for a a 50% deposit payable by bank transfer to secure your booking.
5) You can change your appointment with no charge at any time, but I ask that you kindly give me at least 24hrs notice. You can cancel at any time with no charge (except smoking or birth programme bookings which will incur a late cancellation charge of £50 if less than 24hrs notice).
6) Look forward to taking back control!
I would love to see you soon
"[The hypnosis] was specifically tailored to my needs. Sarah is a great listener and made me feel very at ease. She has helped me to get to the root of my problems and has helped me to develop coping mechanisms. Thank you so much for your dedicated care". Claire, Greenhithe (Anxiety & Depression)
"Just one session with Sarah and I thought of myself as a non-smoker for the first time in 20 years. Knowing I could go back if I wobbled was a great support on tough days, though I never needed to. I was always sceptical about whether hypnotherapy would be for me, but it couldn't have been a better decision and Sarah's sensible, straightforward and personalised approach put me at my ease from the start". Hannah, Waltham Abbey (Smoking)
"The first session involved a discussion with Sarah about my previous birth. She immediately put me at ease and made me feel confident about the whole process. The sessions covered lots of techniques that have actually been useful in lots of post-birth situations too. After the birth of my first child, I was left feeling that I would have no control over the birth of my second. The sessions with Sarah were absolutely brilliant and changed all my preconceptions. During my second birth I was able to work with my body and actually felt empowered by the whole experience. It has been a very worthwhile experience. I highly recommend!" Katrina, Sidcup (Birth trauma)
"I would strongly recommend the hypnotherapy course with Sarah Russell if you can as she is amazing, and despite my husband being sceptical about hypnobirthing at first he really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot about relaxation, the process and what to expect to avoid panic". Kate, Sidcup (Hypnobirth)
Training, qualifications & experience
I first discovered hypnotherapy when it helped me kick a 30-a-day smoking habit many years ago. After several failed attempts to stop, I had resigned myself to being a smoker for life, but after one session of hypnotherapy I never touched a cigarette again. It was this life-changing experience that inspired me to train as a hypnotherapist myself. I worked for many years at the Stop Smoking Clinic in Bromley before going independent.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
- Certified HypnoBirth practitioner
- 3yrs specialist experience in smoking cessation with the Stop Smoking Clinic, Bromley
- Member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register), the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council ) and the UKGHE (UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners)
- Fully insured
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 *
- 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.
1-1 HYPNOTHERAPY: £50ph (first session 2hrs, further sessions as needed)
I have extensive experience with a wide variety of issues. Everyone is different, so it is impossible to say how much time you will need, but the average is 3-4 sessions. I recommend a minimum of 2 weeks between appointments to allow you to process what we've covered.
Anxiety, phobias, addiction, habits, eating, trauma, stress, alcohol and more.... (for smoking and birth see specialist programmes below)
Stop Smoking: £150 (1.5hr session, 1yr free support)
An ex-smoker myself, I understand your habit. You can stop in just one session, and you can find it easy. (I did it!) I am so confident you can do it that I offer unlimited further sessions free of charge if you don't. So you can be reassured that, should you be one of the few people that need it, you can come back any time for up to a year after your initial session.
Mama in Mind Hypnobirth: £395 (3 x 2hr sessions - your birth partner is welcome too)
I have given birth twice myself and now, as a certified HypnoBirth practitioner, I have developed the Mama in Mind hypnobirth programme to empower women everywhere. Tailored to you and your particular journey, it will give you the knowledge and the tools to help you have the best birth experience possible for you and your baby, whether that's a home birth or an elective c-section.
Birth Trauma: £195 (3 sessions, minimum 4hrs in total)
A difficult or traumatic birth experience can often have a huge impact on motherhood, fertility and future pregnancies. I understand just how difficult it can be to recover and I have developed a programme to help you take back emotional control, move on and approach future pregnancies or ongoing motherhood with confidence and without fear.
Alpha Relaxation: £60) (1hr session)
Stressed? Struggling to unwind? Sleeping badly? Get some You Time with a deep relaxation session, allowing you to de-stress and unwind. Get the best night's sleep afterwards! Costs less than the average massage, with spectacular results...
Mum-to-Be Relaxation: £60) (1hr session)
Pregnant? Exhausted? Fed up? Take time for some deep relaxation for you and your baby. Pamper yourself with a bit of bliss. Release tension and ease aches and pains. Connect with your baby.
Looking for an unusual gift?
Gift vouchers available for individual sessions or £10, £25, £50
I see clients at my home, which is a 5min walk from Sidcup train station, local bus routes and within easy reach of the M25, A2 and A20. There is free parking in the road outside (NB there are restrictions between 1pm and 3pm but I will give you a permit if your appointment is at this time).
"An amazing experience"
Appointments available Wednesdays and Fridays between 9am and 5pm and Saturday mornings. If you need an appointment outside these hours, please ask and I will do my best to accommodate you.