Sarah Russell BA(Hons) CMH D.CHyp GQHP - Clinical Hypnotherapist
“I often think about you and how you have changed my life"
Smoking, anxiety, phobias, addiction, birth, habits, eating, trauma, stress, alcohol and more....
I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and have helped hundreds of clients address a wide variety of issues. Most people have questions prior to booking, so feel free to email or call me to discuss things further. I offer a fully confidential service and would be delighted to help you.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Anyone can be hypnotised - as long as they want to be. You are in control at all times and cannot be made to do anything you don't want to. If you come with an open mind and a real desire to change I can help you find it easy. It's a deeply relaxing experience and many clients also notice a big improvement in quality of sleep and their own ability to unwind. Contact me to find out more...
"It was an amazing experience"
HOW I WORK
I hold appointments at a friendly clinic, in a relaxed, comfortable, secure environment. It is really important to me that you feel at ease throughout our time together. For most issues I work on a session-by-session basis, depending on your history and how you respond to treatment. (With the exception of my specialist programmes, detailed below). The first session usually lasts 2hrs and involves an in-depth discussion before we begin the hypnotherapy. Every client is different so it is impossible to say how many sessions you might need, but as a guide the average is around 3-4, with sessions lasting between 1-2hrs.
I also offer individual programmes for specialist areas and one-off relaxation sessions (please see the fees section for further details).
"We both loved the hypnosis and had the best sleep after"
You've done the hard bit, you've identified the issue and you've decided you want to take back control. To get the ball rolling, why not get in touch right now, with no obligation?
1) Call me or email me with your questions or concerns. I do my best to respond within 24hrs.
2) Grab your diary if you decide you're ready to book.
3) You will receive email confirmation of your appointment, location details and a questionnaire.
4) For most issues, payment is by cash or bank transfer each time we meet. If you have booked a programme, I ask for a deposit payable by bank transfer to secure your booking.
5) You can change or cancel your appointment with no charge up to 24hrs before.
6) Look forward to taking back control!
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“Just thought I’d let you know I’m still going strong. I believe I’ve had every test under the sun and still no failure! I’m loving life. I will continue to recommend people to you, thanks again” – Anon, Sidcup (Cocaine)
"[The hypnosis] was specifically tailored to my needs. Sarah is a great listener and made me feel very at ease. She has helped me to get to the root of my problems and has helped me to develop coping mechanisms. Thank you so much for your dedicated care" Claire, Greenhithe (Anxiety & Depression)
"Just one session and I thought of myself as a non-smoker for the first time in 20 years. Knowing I could go back if I wobbled was a great support on tough days, though I never needed to. I was always sceptical about whether hypnotherapy would be for me, but it couldn't have been a better decision and Sarah's sensible, straightforward and personalised approach put me at my ease from the start" Hannah, Waltham Abbey (Smoking)
“I can’t thank you enough, I feel so positive. I’ve not had a binge day since seeing you. It makes me feel so happy – thank you once again” Sue, Bexley (Comfort eating)
"My hypnobirthing sessions with Sarah were invaluable! Despite my birth plan not going to plan, hypnobirthing made me realign my thought process regarding hospitals & intervention & gave me back the empowerment that I wanted for my birth. My baby was born in a calm and peaceful environment thanks to the mindfulness & skills I had been taught during our sessions. I cannot recommend Sarah & Mama In Mind more highly! (Plus the baby loved the sessions too.)" Ally (& Henry), Bromley
“Everything is great at the moment. I thought the session went extremely well and I feel so much better, my anger issues seem to [be] well under control” Andrew, Dartford (Stress)
"The first session involved a discussion with Sarah about my previous birth. She immediately put me at ease and made me feel confident about the whole process. The sessions covered lots of techniques that have actually been useful in lots of post-birth situations too. After the birth of my first child, I was left feeling that I would have no control over the birth of my second. The sessions were absolutely brilliant and changed my preconceptions. During my second birth I was able to work with my body and actually felt empowered by the whole experience. It has been a very worthwhile experience. I highly recommend!" Katrina, Sidcup (Birth trauma)
Training, qualifications & experience
I first discovered hypnotherapy when it helped me kick a 30-a-day smoking habit many years ago. After several failed attempts to stop, I had resigned myself to being a smoker for life, but after one session of hypnotherapy I never touched a cigarette again. It was this life-changing experience that inspired me to train as a hypnotherapist myself. I worked for many years at the Stop Smoking Clinic in Bromley before going independent.
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis
- Certified HypnoBirth practitioner
- 3yrs specialist experience in smoking cessation with the Stop Smoking Clinic, Bromley
- Member of the GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register), the GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council ), the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council regulated by the PSA) and the UKGHE (UK Guild of Hypnotist Examiners)
- Fully insured
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
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.
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 (*)
Nutritional therapy can help 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 nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.
"Thank you so much, I feel new already"
1-1 HYPNOTHERAPY: £60ph (first session 2hrs, further sessions as needed)
I have extensive experience with a wide variety of issues. Everyone is different, so it is impossible to say how much time you will need, but the average is 3-4 sessions. I recommend a minimum of 2 weeks between appointments to allow you to process what we've covered.
Anxiety, phobias, habits, eating, trauma, stress and depression.... (for other areas, please see specialist programmes below)
Stop Smoking: £195 (1.5hr session, 1yr free support)
An ex-smoker myself, I understand your habit. You can stop in just one session, and you can find it easy. (I did it!) I am so confident you can do it that I offer unlimited further sessions free of charge if you don't. So you can be reassured that, should you be one of the few people that need it, you can come back any time for up to a year after your initial session.
Addiction: £195 (2hr session, free followup if needed)
Take back control over almost any pattern-led addiction, easily and quickly! Most people change their life with just one session, but I'm happy to offer you a followup free of charge should you be one of the few who need it. I'm committed to helping you stop. Permanently.
Mama in Mind Hypnobirth: £395 (3 x 2hr sessions - your birth partner is welcome too)
I have given birth twice myself and now, as a certified HypnoBirth practitioner, I have developed the Mama in Mind hypnobirth programme to empower women everywhere. Tailored to you and your particular journey, it will give you the knowledge and the tools to help you have the best birth experience possible for you and your baby, whether that's a home birth or an elective c-section. Please visit my dedicated website www.mamainmind.co.uk for more information.
Birth Trauma: £195 (3 sessions, minimum 4hrs in total)
A difficult or traumatic birth experience can often have a huge impact on motherhood, fertility and future pregnancies. I understand just how difficult it can be to recover and I have developed a programme to help you take back emotional control, move on and approach future pregnancies or ongoing motherhood with confidence and without fear. Please visit my dedicated website www.mamainmind.co.uk for more information.
Alpha Relaxation: £60 (1hr session)
Stressed? Struggling to unwind? Sleeping badly? Get some You Time with a deep relaxation session, allowing you to de-stress and unwind. Get the best night's sleep afterwards! Costs less than the average massage, with spectacular results...
Mum-to-Be Relaxation: £60 (1hr session)
Pregnant? Exhausted? Fed up? Take time for some deep relaxation for you and your baby. Pamper yourself with a bit of bliss. Release tension and ease aches and pains. Connect with your baby. Please visit my dedicated website www.mamainmind.co.uk for more information.
Looking for an unusual gift?
Gift vouchers are available for individual programmes or specified amounts. Please ask for more details.
I see clients at a friendly clinic, which is a 2min walk from Bexley train station. Bexley is on several local bus routes and within easy reach of the M25 and A2. There is free parking after 11am in the surrounding side streets, or there are public car parks close-by.
"An amazing experience"