Sarah Perks DSFH HPD MNCH (Reg.)
I am a hypnotherapist who works with people suffering from anxiety and stress, people who have lost their confidence and feel they are no longer in control of their lives. Sometimes a phobia can be stopping a client from following their dream whether it's a trip of a lifetime or a new job. Often clients will say to me that they know they aren't happy but they don't know how to make things better and move forward.
My job is to help my clients get back control of their lives, to help them to regain their confidence and live their lives the way they want to.
I use a solution focused approach, I only focus on the future and how we can achieve positive outcomes rather than dwelling on the past. I use a simple 5 step process which can turn people's lives around in as little as 6 weeks. I help them to understand why they are suffering in the way they are, help them to set positive goals for the future, identify and undo any negative behaviour patterns that may be holding them back, create positive new behaviour patterns and habits and lock those in for permanent change.
If you would like to find out more, why not phone or text me now on 07979 757206 and book your FREE initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy with the Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training Centre and have a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (DHP) and the Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH).
I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapists and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and the Complementary & Natural Health Care Council and am bound by their code of practice.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- 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.
I offer a FREE initial consultation to help you to understand why you are feeling the way you are and how hypnotherapy can help you. This includes a complimentary therapy CD/MP3 for you to take away with you.
I charge £55 per session and you can by card, cash or cheque and payment must be made at the end of each session. I also sell a six session package for £300.00 saving you £30.00 however payment must made in full at the first session.
Some client testimonials:
Having had a fear of heights all my life, this naturally, became a fear of flying. I had not flown for over 45 years and the very thought of it was horrifying. My son had met a lovely Chilean girl and when he announced that they had got engaged, we, his parents, were delighted. Then he dropped the bombshell – the wedding would, naturally, be in Chile. He, knowing my problems, and knowing that his father would not go without me, tentatively asked if we would be able to attend. Well, he was our son – how could we not be there for him at his wedding? I knew I had to do something to overcome my fear of heights and, therefore, flying so I booked a hypnotherapy session with Sarah. This was one of the best decisions of my life. At the end of our sessions, I will admit that I was not entirely convinced that they had worked. The second bombshell my son dropped was that the wedding, initially scheduled for the end of the year had (for visa reasons) been brought forward to May! Well, we took the plunge and went ahead and booked the hotel and flights, hoping that I would not throw a complete wobbly on the plane. The realty was the complete opposite, I was totally relaxed and was even able to look out of the window! The view of the Andes as we approached Santiago Airport was amazing. We are going back again next year and can't wait! Thank you so much, Sarah, you have made such a difference to my life.
"With the loss of my mum and husband to cancer within 6 years of each other I was struggling to move forward and was putting things off because I was scared of the future and doing new things without my husband, like progressing my career and selling my house. With a four year old at home I couldn’t carry on like that and was stuck. ?When I read about Sarah I realised that I needed help to build up my self-confidence and to re learn almost how to organise my time better and look after “me."?Sarah is so easy to talk too and incredibly friendly. I instantly felt very comfortable in her presence. I soon realised that this is what I needed. I didn’t want to spend hours upon hours talking my problems through to a therapist, I needed someone who could help guide me to finding my own solutions on how I could best move forward. ?Sarah helped me see that I needed to believe in myself more, that all the tools were there to help myself but that I just needed a little help from her. She helped me realise I should be congratulating myself for my achievements and not berating myself for not having done more. ?After seven sessions I am so much more positive about the future, I feel generally much happier. I get things done now and no longer procrastinate like I used to, and it now feels so good when I get things ticked off my list that my lists are shorter than ever!
With the help of the hypnosis I feel calmer and generally more content. My head was full before I met Sarah but I am able to deal with things much better and the anger I felt after losing my husband and mother has subsided.
I am a happier person therefore my son is happier and is doing extremely well. ?
I’ve realised that when it comes to mental health, good mental health is priceless. Thank you Sarah. I shall continue to see Sarah for top up sessions because I believe it has been so valuable.”
Sally Fakenham, Norfolk
I was sceptical about hypnotherapy, lacking in confidence and struggling at work and had lost my mo-jo having had a difficult few years so decided to give hypnotherapy a try. Sarah was so welcoming and made me realise very quickly that it was quite normal to feel like how I was. She explained how the brain works and that made sense as to how I was not coping. Sarah gave me tips and techniques to start feeling more positive about myself and listening to the download most nights really started to help as well as the hypnotherapy.
I would highly recommend Sarah she was so easy to talk to and is a highly trained professional who in a short space of time made me feel so much better about myself and my future. The sessions are at her home in a very relaxing environment and I can’t thank her enough for helping me get back on the right track my future is now very positive and I’m in control.
Jane in Dereham, Norfolk
I decided to try hypnotherapy after a close relative had found it very helpful.I have had an extremely difficult three years, firstly losing my only brother to cancer and then my mother six months later.I decided to try hypnotherapy to help overcome my high levels of anxiety, depression and tiredness. I was hoping that it would give me a way forward and it certainly has.
I recently completed six sessions of hypnotherapy with Sarah and although it was challenging at times, I am feeling more in control of my life and as a consequence my confidence levels are continuing to grow.Being advised to write three positive things every day has been very helpful which I am continuing to do. I found Sarah very easy to talk to and she was always non-judgemental in her approach. As a result I am concentrating on being more positive in order to reduce my levels of anxiety.
The hypnotherapy has definitely changed my approach to life's problems. I now have strategies to help me and I feel more able to relax when I feel stressed. I would recommend Sarah as a very sensitive and caring therapist. She has made me realise that I have more strength than I thought and I am now able to move forward in the future in a more positive way.
Before my sessions with Sarah I suffered with anxiety, confidence and anger to the point where it was interfering with my everyday work and personal life. So I was advised that hynotheorpy was an effective option. This was something I was a little skeptical about before but now I have full faith in it!
From the beginning Sarah had said to me that she was no miracle worker and that the majority of the work had to come from myself. This at first I was unsure of but after following her instruction on homework and then relaying it back to her in sessions I slowly felt things were looking more positive. The sessions were always warm and welcoming but never condescending, which I have felt before with a counsellor. Our sessions were always calm and I loved the fact we never dwelled on the past it's so refreshing to work towards the future you!
I still to this day write down my positives in my notebook and they grow every day. I find I don't have as many meltdowns during the weeks over petty things because I can let most of it go. Sarah has helped me massively to be strong in my work environment as well as in a public one. She has helped me find small solutions to prevent stress for myself! I also continue to listen to her therapy tape and intend to in the future as I think it was always help me!
If you’re thinking of using hypnotherapy don't judge it before you try it!!! It's something that not a lot of people know about and it's extremely interesting to know how your brain works and why we think, react and do the things we do. It's also a really relaxed treatment, and shouldn't be confused with what you see on TV.
Having heard positive comments about Hypnotherapy from friends, I decided it may be just the sort of thing I was looking for. My work life was causing me some stress, mainly due to the extra responsibilities required in my new role. And, in my personal life, I was still trying to adjust after the break-up of my 28 year marriage and grown up children leaving home.
I found Sarah to be positive and encouraging. From our first session I found Sarah to be helpful and, most important for me, empowering. I wanted to take control of my situation and find a different way of viewing things which Sarah helped me to do. Sarah has a lovely gentle manner which I easily responded to. What I particularly appreciated was the way she guided me into recognising that it is ME who changes the way I think and feel about things. That, in itself, was a revelation and I love the confidence that gives.
I have learnt such a lot about the way my brain works, thanks to Sarah’s coaching. What that has done is help me to see certain situations in a different way. Rather than instinctively reacting, I am learning to think before I act. I am so very grateful for Sarah’s help in this. I had a built in response to particular things which had a profoundly negative affect on me and could overshadow the rest of my day. Breaking that cycle has been empowering. Being taught that I was in control of my feelings, and not the other way round, has given me such confidence. That is, and will continue to be, of such value to me.
I would, without reservation, recommend the use of hypnotherapy. I know how it has helped me. For anyone who may be feeling a little nervous about taking that first session I would urge them to pluck up their courage and go. You will never know unless you try. I can assure them that they will be so happy that they did!
Type of session
I work Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm and 9.00 am to 12.00 pm on Saturday