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About me

Whether you have depression, anxiety or confidence issues, want to stop smoking, drinking or overeating, or let go of a phobia or PTSD, I can assist you in overcoming this and make lasting changes. I combine various therapies and techniques to help my clients achieve their goals.

I’m a fully qualified Solution-Focused Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and advanced EFT tapping practitioner and trainer. I love what I do and have seen the most amazing changes in my clients' lives.

Energy Psychology explores the body-mind connection. Unresolved emotions can get trapped in our bioenergy system and create blocks which can lead to mental and even physical issues. By releasing the energy we feel more balanced, empowered and in control.

Solution-focused therapy takes a positive approach. While conventional talk therapy often explores problems in depth, we aim to find solutions.

Hypnotherapy is an effective tool that is often used as part of establishing that solution and achieving that goal. Hypnosis is basically a guided visualisation which puts the client in a deeply relaxed state where they can access their unconscious mind to change old patterns and establish new more beneficial ones. The client is conscious yet relaxed during the process and fully aware of what is going on.

I'm also an advanced EFT practitioner and trainer. EFT tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful tool to release negative emotions, beliefs and unhelpful habits. Free yourself from old anger, anxiety, depression or addiction. This powerful technique helps people realise what their hidden barriers are, assists in letting them go in order to make profound and lasting changes

The combination of energy psychology, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy and EFT tapping is remarkable and allows me to tailor each session to the client's individual needs. My approach has been effective with a wide variety of challenges and I have an extremely high success rate with clients.

I am so grateful to have met Sandy. I have found my sessions with her to be so valuable for the maintenance of my mental health. Suffering from depression and anxiety, I found the combination of techniques have been amazing. Sandy, has a brilliant approach which is calming, kind and understanding. I have had several ‘wow’ moments in sessions which have led to better clarity." Olivia

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons), MA
  • Diploma in Psychology
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
  • Advanced EFT practitioner and trainer
  • Reiki Master

Sandy has 10 years of experience. She’s worked with clients from all over the world and also runs group sessions, workshops and certified practitioner trainings. She’s registered with the GHR and the CNHC.

Member organisations

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

GHR

The General Hypnotherapy Register

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I specialise in helping people overcome stress & anxiety, fears & phobias, chronic pain, weight issues and addictions but I also work with financial worries, health issues, sleep problems, lack of motivation, public speaking, confidence issues and self-sabotage. If you'd like to free yourself from any of the above challenges, get in touch. I offer a free 15 minutes phone consultation.

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Fees

From £70.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£80 for online sessions
£80/hr face-to-face
£100/ 1.5 hrs face-to-face

Multiple sessions offer:
£70 per 1hr session if a block of 3 sessions is booked and paid in advance or at the end of the first session (£210)
includes one free download of your choice from my website worth up to £15

Packages & special offers:
(all packages include one free download of your choice from my website worth up to £15)

Stop smoking/drinking package: £210
Phobia cure package:   £210
Weight loss coaching:   £210 (3 weeks, 1hr per week)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Additional availability for online sessions. 

12 College Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4HZ

16 Lushington Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 4LL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Sandy Sommer BA, MA, DipHypPsych, adv. EFT Practitioner, Reiki, GHR & CNHC Reg.

Sandy Sommer BA, MA, DipHypPsych, adv. EFT Practitioner, Reiki, GHR & CNHC Reg.