Sarah Leonard - Adults and Teens - Anxiety, Confidence, Phobias &Eating problems
Traditional hypnotherapy can tend to be a one-size-fits-all approach but we are all unique and experience the world and our situations in unique ways. This idea is fundamental to Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
I am trained to listen to you and the language that you use and will use the most appropriate technique from a range of disciplines put together in a way that suits how you think. I have lots of experience to help you overcome unwanted behaviours, feelings or thought patterns. During the initial consultation I will assess which treatment programme is going to be most effective for you to facilitate the change that you want. Change can seem difficult, but many of my clients are surprised what they can achieve in a few short hours.
As an experienced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Clarity coach I believe that everyone has everything they need to solve their problem, they just need help finding it. It is this active collaboration which makes our work together an effective solution focused therapy. In just a few session you will feel more in control and see the changes that you want to see.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy utilises natural trance states that occur daily. For example, when you drive somewhere and don’t remember part of the journey, you might be reading a book and not notice someone else join you in the room. The depth of the trance does not really matter, and the depth achieved will depend on each individual. So it’s not like you see on the television or stage, it is a level deep enough for change but light enough for you to facilitate your changes. I use a range of techniques to help you achieve positive long lasting changes.
During all sessions we explore the principles that underpin your Psychology and the effect that they have on your problems and the way life unfolds. This often creates change in more areas of your life than you expected.
If you're unsure which therapy is for you - contact me for a free consultation or chat, the relationship between client and therapist is essential and i want to make sure that you are completly comfortable before continuing with me.
How Hypnotherapy can help
We work out of our subconscious mind 85% of the time. Hypnotherapy allows you to access your subconscious thinking which is often outdated and keeping us safe. Hypnotherapy is far more than listening to a script, it is a collaborative process where we trust that your subconscious brings to the surface whatever you need to deal with.
What to expect in the first session.
The first session is a discovery session where we enquire and work out exactly how you do your issue. Anxiety for example Is different for everyone so its important that we find out how it shows up for you so that we can disassemble and rebuild in a way that is more helpful to you.
"I would not have got through the last year without her support, and what she taught me has enabled me now to move on and face the world as the happy person I always used to me. Sarah was a ray of sunshine in my life when I needed it most; I cannot recommend her highly enough."
For the first time I am not needing to run away from my feelings... It’s freeing!!!
"Sarah is calm, friendly and very approachable a great listener with a lovely manner . She is non judgemental and completely professional.
Her sessions are engaging and exceeded my expectations.
Sarah has helped me see things from a fresh perspective. I was very lucky to choose Sarah as my coach as I always feel in tune with her during the sessions. “
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc Degree in Psychology and I trained with the internationally recognised Quest institute.
- Dip Chyp - Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
- HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma
- NLP M.Prac - Practitioner and Master Practitioner Level - NLP Certificate
- Certified Clarity Coach
- EMI Plus Trauma Resolution
- Project you - Personal Coaching Certificate
- Project you 2 - Couples Coaching Certificate
- Slim for Life - Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Certificate
- Baby Quest - Hypnosis for Fertility Certificate
- The Simmons Method - Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy Certificate
- Confident Childbirth - Hypnobirthing Certificate
Child Therapy - helping children with anxiety, confidence, concerns and worries
I work full time as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and have over 15 years experience. I can help with a wide range of issues, for adults and children. I treat the individual rather than the label so can help with a wide range of issues ranging from anxiety, addiction, weight loss, self esteem trauma, sexual problems and resiliance coaching to name a few
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.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
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.
Free initial telephone session
- You will pay £100 each time you attend a session, the cost covers far more than the session itself. A lot of the clients would agree that a lot of change happens outside of the therapy room. All support, handouts and personal hypnosis tracks are included in the cost.
Packages also available - please ask for further details.
Hypnotherapy for Childbirth sessions are recommended in a block of 4 for 1st time mums. The course costs £300.
Hypnotherapy for Childbirth for second time mums are assesses on the individual, depending on previoous experience. Sessions cost £75.
I work from The Redbourn Physio centre in Redbourn, The Southdown Clinic in Harpenden and The Yoga Shed in Hitchin - there is free parking and rooms are comfortable and private.
I suggest having a free initial consultation, on the phone or face to face to assess whether hypnotherapy is for you.
I have appointments free throughout the working week and on a Saturday