Sarah Ariss B.A (Hons) HPD, DipCHyp, NLP MPrac, MNCH, CNHC
Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
Hello. My name is Sarah Ariss and I am an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist, helping clients with a range of issues including Anxiety, Depression and Fears.
My practice is based in Welwyn Garden City, in lovely private rooms, with free parking and a warm, welcoming atomosphere.
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.
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. I don't use labels, but consider each client as an individual.
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 strict guidelines.
For me, you are the important person in the therapy partnership. We work at your pace and with your needs in mind. The sessions are relaxed and non-judgmental so that you can achieve change that lasts.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
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.
We work at your pace and with your needs in mind.
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.
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!
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A (Hons), HPD, DipCHyp, NLP (Master Prac.)
Quest 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
Lynda Hudson Working with Children
NLP & Cognitive Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner.
EFT with Nikki Parsons
Anger Management with Renee van der Vloodt
ASIST suicide prevention
Suicide to Hope training
AMDR (Applied Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with Joshua Isaac Smith & Gill Wood
I believe that it is essential to keep abreast of advances in the field of therapy and attend lectures and courses regularly.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Gambling addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Stress *
- 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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Sessions and Fees
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 at my Therapy Room will last approximately 90 minutes.
Subsequent sessions will last for 1 hour.
All sessions are charged at £80 and I accept cash or card payments.
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.
Type of session
There is a flight of stairs leading to my therapy room on the first floor.
Clinic hours: Tuesday 16:30 to 20:00 Wednesday 16:30 to 20:00 Thursday 16:30 to 20:00 To arrange a complimentary phone consultation call Mon - Fri 09:00 to 19:00