Sarah Bourne BA (Hons), Dip CBH, Dip SMRB, CHBP
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, with a Diploma from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (the only hypnotherapy course to be approved by The British Psychological Society). I specialise in stress and anxiety-related problems, with a Diploma in Stress Management & Resilience Building. I have additional specialised training in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for Insomnia and Smoking Cessation and I am a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner.
Many people struggle with issues and conditions that can be successfully addressed and supported using Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. These range from stress and anxieties, phobias and fears, habits (such as smoking and nail biting) and chronic pain to specific conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
My practice uses evidence-based approaches and a modern, integrative combination of clinical hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. Using this combination, I can tailor the therapy to the individual needs of each client, in a practical and solution-focused manner. I provide a professional, calm, warm and focused therapeutic environment for my clients.
I offer a free initial phone consultation, with no obligation, where we can discuss your concerns and you can ask questions. This will help you to make an informed choice about whether to progress with treatment and how we will work together. What we discuss will be treated in confidence.
As a registered practitioner, I adhere to the code of ethics and conduct of the professional associations I am a member of (see Further Information section below).
I have a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate.
M, 17; therapy for insomnia. ‘Through a series of hypnotherapy sessions, my insomnia issues and negative attitude towards sleep, which had been ingrained for some years, were transformed. The sessions themselves were comfortable and constructive, while the techniques used were effortlessly relaxing. The sessions helped instil a routine in to my sleeping habits, the benefits of which were noticeable almost immediately. Most significantly is the change in the outlook I have towards sleep, which has become considerably more positive and calm. Thanks to my hypnotherapy sessions, I have not only been able significant progression to solving a long-term problem, but believe I have learnt the tools and reasoning skills to confidently address the issue on my own if any bouts of insomnia reoccur.’
A, 40s, therapy for weightloss. ‘I loved Sarah. She has helped me so much.’
C, 20s, therapy for anxiety. Dear Sarah. I found our sessions together very beneficial and have since seen positive and permanent change surrounding my issues with anxiety and panic disorder. During the sessions I felt understood and also that plenty of attention was paid to the specificity of my issues. The techniques used and discussed during the sessions were focussed and helpful and through the application of these techniques I have seen positive change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Dip CBH
- Diploma in Stress Management & Resilience Building Dip SMRB
- BA (Hons) Humanities (Psychology & Sociology)
- Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner CHBP
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in Insomnia
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in Smoking Cessation
- Level III Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate of Achievement in ‘Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT’, University of Reading
- Certificate of Achievement in ‘Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance’, Monash University
- Diploma in Personal Nutrition (Distinction)
[To keep my skills current, I complete many hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each year.]
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 *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Sex addiction *
- Sleep disorders *
- 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.
* See website for current special offers *
I provide a FREE, no obligation, telephone consultation for all treatments, lasting approximately 20 minutes, at a convenient time to you (contact to arrange). During this, you can discuss your condition and learn more about cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy and whether the treatment is suitable for you.
Initial assessment session (approx. 90 mins duration) - £70
General sessions (approx. 60 mins duration) - £60
(Enquire about reduced rates for young people up to 21 years.)
For most treatments, only four - six sessions are required to support lasting change.
The Stop Smoking therapy programme costs £295. This price includes the initial consultation, a 1-hour introductory session, followed a week later by the main 2 - 2½ hour Stop Smoking therapy session, plus other support.
(Enquire about current special offers.)
[Please note: prices include all recordings and written information provided prior to, during and following therapy.]
Fees can be paid by bank transfer in advance of the session or in cash at the session.
If you are unable to attend your session for any reason, please give at least 48 hours’ notice. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, the session will be chargeable at 50% of the full rate. Please note that arriving late for your appointment may mean that you receive a shorter session.
I am registered with the following professional associations:
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) (as recommended by the Department of Health)
Central Register of Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST)
Type of session
Monday-Thursday 8.00a.m.-8.00p.m. (last session 7.00p.m.); Friday 8.00a.m.-4.00p.m. (last session 3.00p.m.); Saturday 8.00a.m.-1.30 (last session 12.30p.m.)