Sarah Ariss

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B.A (Hons) HPD, DipCHyp, NLP MPrac, CNHC
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Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN
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About me

Cognitive Hypnotherapy, in person at Wheathampstead Well-being, Hertfordshire and online.

Welcome! My name is Sarah Ariss and I am an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and QCH Training Manager at the Quest Institute, Regents University, London. I am also a Clinical Supervisor (Accredited by the Association of Psychological Therapies) and provide supervision for other therapists in their work.

I love the work that I do and enjoy helping each indiviual client, whatever the reason might be that they come to therapy. 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 specialise in working with clients who are experiencing Anxiety, although I also work with other issues. I have experience working with children over the age of 12 as well as older students and, of course, adults of all ages.

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 work with clients from across the world via Zoom and also run a Tuesday clinic at my practice in Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, UK.

My Practice

My practice is based in Whathampstead, Hertfordshire, in lovely private rooms, with free parking and a warm, welcoming atomosphere.

Appointments in person here are available on Tuesday afternoons, beginning at 1.30pm. My online appointments are available from 9am to early evening every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I am available to answer any questions you might have Monday to Friday.

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a practical 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 Positive Psychology, AMDR, Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP, Gestalt and other modalities, depending on your need. We work at your pace, with your well being in mind.

Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy means that I am trained in AMDR, 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 National Council for Hypnotherapy and 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 £95.

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. I will always reply to your email or voice message as quickly as I can. 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, in London, under the founder of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Trevor Silvester. I am now Training Manager at the Quest Institute, training new therapists.

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

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine – How to Target the Limbic System to Reverse Trauma’s Physiological Imprint – 2020

Brian Roet Parts Integration - September 2021

Human Givens - OCD Understanding OCD and How Best to Treat it - September 2021

The Polyvagal Institute - Polyvagal Theory:Principles and Practice for Individuals - 2021

The Association for Psychological Therapies - Providing Good Clinical Supervision - Level 2 Accredited - 2022

NICABM (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine) - The Neurobiology of Attachment - 2022

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 (CNHC)

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.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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.

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£95.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I always begin with a complimentary telephone or video consultation so that we can both gain an understanding of your needs and the service I offer. It gives us a chance to see if we would work well together and you can ask me any questions you might have.

I see clients every 2 weeks generally, beginning with a session of about 90 minutes and then sessions of an hour.

All sessions are £95, regardless of length.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Tuesday afternoons at Wheathampstead Well-being from 1.30 to 5.30pm. 

I also see clients via Zoom from 10am to 8pm on these days. 

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.

Wheathampstead Wellbeing, 17 - 19 Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, AL4 8AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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

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I am a Level 2 accredited supervisor, having trained with the Association of Psychological Therapies (APT)

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Sarah Ariss
Sarah Ariss