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Sarah Ariss B.A (Hons) HPD, DipCHyp, NLP MPrac, MNCH, CNHC

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BD
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Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BD

About me

Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Sarah Ariss and I am an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist.

Over the years I have worked with clients suffering from a range of issues - from Anxiety and Depression to IBS and Gambling Addiction. For me, the most important thing is not to label you, but to help you, as a person, move forward in life to a place where you can feel happier, calmer and more confident.

I work with children over the age of 11, teenagers and adults.

I love working as a therapist and my aim is to give you the best care possible. The work we do together is about you, the client, and I will do the best I can to help you feel comfortable and safe in our sessions.

I offer face to face sessions, but also online sessions using Zoom. This service is available to clients within the UK.

My Practice

My practice is based in Welwyn Garden City, in lovely private rooms, with free parking and a warm, welcoming atomosphere.

I also work online which can offer more flexible appointment times and works well with this sort of therapy. If you are not sure, we can organise a free 20 minute trial session.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a gentle talking therapy that is evidence based and works in a client focused way to move you from where you are now to the place and person you want to be.

I use hypnotherapy alongside aspects of CBT, Positive Psychology, Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP and Gestalt. We work at your pace, with your well being in mind.

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy means that I am trained in EFT, Timeline Reprocessing, Rewind and other therapeutic techniques which I can call on to help each unique client.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS certificate. I am also a member of the government's Complementary and Natural Health Care Council, as well as the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Professional Association. Being a member of these associations means that I have attained a high level of training, continue to enhance my training and work to a strict code of ethics.

For me, you are the important person in the therapy partnership.The sessions are relaxed and non-judgmental with the aim of us working together as a team so that you can achieve change that lasts.

How Many Sessions Will I Need & How Much Will It Cost?

On average I see clients for between 3 and 6 sessions. It is possible, however, that I will see you for more sessions than this, or fewer.

Each session is £80.

If you are struggling financially due to the coronavirus, please still get in touch and we can discuss a way in which you can still access support.

What Can Hypnotherapy help?

Just because something has been in your life for a long time, does not mean it has to be there forever. Sometimes we need help to enable us to break free of a negative loop of behaviour.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy can help many problems - among them Anxiety, Fears and Limiting Beliefs, Unwanted Habits and generally feeling stuck for some reason.

Sometimes we can't put a name to how we feel. We just know that we need help.

This form of therapy can help track down those negative thoughts and feelings and take away the emotion, the pain, leaving a calmness that enables you to work towards living the life you really want to live.

I love helping people to start on that road. We start together, but after a while you won't need me because you will have found your strength again.

Tailor-made Treatment.

Each client who comes to see me receives a tailor-made treatment plan. This means that I write and record a tailor-made MP3 for each person - consolidating the work we do together in my Practice Rooms.  I will send you a bespoke  recording several times during the course of treatment, depending on your needs, always working to help you on that journey, moving little by little to the person you would like to be.

Complimentary Telephone Consultation.

I know that it takes courage to make an appointment and courage to talk to a stranger about something that is personal and upsetting to you. Over time I have found that being able to have a chat over the phone really helps my clients to make the decision as to whether I am the right therapist for them.

You are very welcome to contact me and arrange to chat about the sort of service I provide. We can talk about how I work and you are welcome to ask any questions.I know that Hypnotherapy is a bit of an unknown for lots of people!

If we decide that I am not the right therapist for you then perhaps I can help you to find someone who is.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A (Hons), HPD, DipCHyp, NLP (Master Prac.)

Quest Institute Trained Therapist

I trained at the internationally renowned Quest Institute under the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Trevor Silvester.

My qualifications include:

HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma)

DipCHyp (Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy)

NLP Master Prac (Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner)

CPD & Further Training

Brian Roet Integrated Parts Therapy - 2016

Lynda Hudson Working with Children - 2016

NLP & Cognitive Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner. - 2017

EFT with Nikki Parsons - 2017

Anger Management with Renee van der Vloodt - 2018

ASIST suicide prevention - 2018

Suicide to Hope training - 2018

AMDR (Applied Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with Joshua Isaac Smith & Gill Wood (Module 1) - 2019

AMDR Module 2 - 2019

Human Givens College - Overcoming Self Harm -How to Reduce and Pevent Self Harming Behavours - 2020

I believe that it is essential to keep abreast of advances in the field of therapy and attend lectures and courses regularly.

Member organisations


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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive hypnotherapy
  • Ericksonian hypnosis
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy
  • Time Line Therapy™

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I always begin with a complimentary telephone consultation so that we can both gain an understanding of your needs and the service I offer.

The first session  will last approximately 90 minutes.

Subsequent sessions will last for 1 hour.

All sessions are £80. If, during the Coronavirus Crisis you are finding yourself financially challenged, please get in touch and we can find a way to support you. Payment can be either by debit or credit card, cash or bank transfer.

Further information

What Clients Say...

”Sarah, Words can’t really express how grateful I am for your help last week. Thanks to you I was able to have the most amazing weekend without a single wobble…you were so calm, understanding, empathetic & non-judgmental. Thank you!” J, Teacher, 48, Herts

” She is a changed child, she’s more confident in her life, she doesn’t worry about going away (only the normal 15 yr old having the right things!) and often she doesn’t even call.

It’s so wonderful to see, neither my husband or I say anything to her as I remember you saying she will see it all as normal. She even comes home and says she’s enjoyed her time.

Thank you so much for your time and patience… You do the most amazing therapy. I was so worried before we came.”

Mother of E (15)

I offer excellent customer service and particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing Anxiety, whether that be specific or general. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a brief therapy which looks to achieve permanent results in a relatively short space of time.

If you would like to have a chat about how I can help you, please contact me on the details shown. I look forward to hearing from you.

Herts Therapy Centre
58 Tewin Road
Welwyn Garden City

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a hypnotherapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the hypnotherapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is a flight of stairs leading to my therapy room on the first floor.


I am now working online via Zoom.

Online availibility: Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 8pm

Call on 07894564287 or email sarah@sarahariss.com for free initial chat


Sarah Ariss  B.A (Hons) HPD, DipCHyp, NLP MPrac, MNCH, CNHC

Sarah Ariss B.A (Hons) HPD, DipCHyp, NLP MPrac, MNCH, CNHC

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