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About me

I am a highly qualified and experienced Clinical hypnotherapist, Solution focused coach and Trauma therapist. Specialist in anxiety management. I help you find solutions and reconnect to your inner strengths and resources so that you can start feeling confident, calm and in control.

My clinics are located in Horley, Surrey and Crawley, West Sussex.I also run a successful online video-link clinic, so you can be anywhere in the world.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy combines psychotherapy and hypnosis to help you feel more relaxed, more confident and less anxious.

Psychotherapy helps you address underlying issues. I don't dwell on your problems or painful past experiences. I focus on helping you to understand how your brain works and how to use it to change negative thought patterns.

Hypnotherapy helps you access your subconscious mind so that you become more receptive to positive suggestions. Helping you feel calmer and more relaxed.

Using Solution Focused Hypnotherapy I will help you discover new ways to approach the problems and stresses that you face. So that you can deal with them in a more positive way. The therapy will help you feel better able to cope with the strains and stresses of life.

Aside from stress, anxiety and confidence-related issues, Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also help to treat a number of other conditions including:

  • Insomnia
  • Sport motivation
  • Weight management
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Phobias
  • Addictions & Smoking cessation

And many more.

About Me:

I am a qualified nurse and am fully trained in Psychotherapy/Hypnotherapy. I have additional training in Solution focused brief coaching and Trauma therapy.

I hold a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy from the Clifton Practice, Bristol. I also hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). The HPD is regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ for professional hypnotherapists.

I am accredited and experienced in working with teenagers. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is an effective model to allow teenagers to overcome challenges, release negative behaviours and set real and achievable goals.

I see the amazing impact of Solution Focused Hypnotherapy in my work every day. Clients who give up smoking, clients who are able to drive again, having lost their confidence, clients who felt they couldn’t cope with their lives, but now they can. The list goes on. .

I believe that my training and experience as a nurse enables me to empathise fully with my clients, and that it gives me a unique perspective as a hypnotherapist.

Conditions Helped:

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy enables you to step back from the mental clutter and to focus on the future you want – the Solution.

Hypnotherapy allows your subconscious to come to the fore, replacing the negative thought processes that dominate your stressed, conscious brain. Your brain becomes more receptive to positive ideas. Experiencing a state of deep relaxation, you start to feel calmer and more in control.

Over a course of several treatments you learn how to manage and control your thoughts so that you can get back the life you had lost. More energy, positivity and fun!

Over a course of several treatments you learn how to manage and control your thoughts so that you can get back the life you had lost. More energy, positivity and fun!

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc in Nursing. University of Stirling

Higher Diploma in Adult Nursing. University of |Luton

Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD).

Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DFSH).Clifton Practice. Guildford

Solution Focused Brief Therapist (Brief) Brief International

THE Rewind technique for trauma therapy - The IARRT

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.

Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

I offer online video-link (Zoom) sessions for clients all around the world - Get in touch if you are interested in working with me online.

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Additional information

An initial consultation, this normally lasts up to1 hour . I’ll explain how the sub-conscious works and how Hypnotherapy can help you get to where you want to be, and how many sessions it is likely to take.
This will also include, a free hypnotherapy MP3/CD

All subsequent sessions begin with Solution Focused techniques followed by Hypnotherapy they can take 50-55 minutes (approx.) per session.

Stopping smoking is normally a one/off session of between 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Success is not guaranteed and full client commitment participation is important, such as listening to the relaxation MP3/CD.
This will be fully explained at the Initial Consultation.

When I work

I run a clinic all day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. I also have evening clinics and Saturday mornings.

Online video-link sessions are available.

Further information

What my clients say

“After completing two sessions with Sarah at her Horley practice I switched to online meetings, due to the coronavirus ‘Stay at Home’ guidelines. I have since had 3 sessions through Zoom calls. And I have found them fantastic! I am more relaxed in my own space and I therefore go into a trance-like state more quickly, and it feels much deeper.

When Sarah first suggested that we should do the session over a Zoom call I wasn’t sure it would be as effective, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Going forward I will probably ask if I can stick with doing them this way.”

Rosie,  London

"Wow this lady is a life saver in my eyes. 40 to 60 cigarettes a day I was smoking. With asthma. One visit and I have not had one cigarette. 14th March 2016 is a day I will always remember. Thank you Sarah x "

Michelle, Horley

Before starting the process with Sarah I suffered from bad dreams, flashbacks and general anxiety on a daily basis. I was very skeptical that one session with Sarah would be of any help but after already trying everything I could to get help it was a last resort and I was willing to try anything. Sarah has helped me to as she put it ‘see my trauma like a movie’ in order to help process the event into my long term memory. 2 weeks later, I have had no flashbacks and no bad dreams of the event in question. I am still a little bit confused and amazed that this has worked so well. But I think the main reason was Sarah’s kind and positive attitude, she made me feel completely at ease and the fact I didn’t have to go into any details of my trauma really helped to make me comfortable. Thank you for working with me, you have really made a difference to my every day life.

Amy. Sussex

''I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Sarah for the excellent work she did with me to help combat my health anxiety.
Sarah is a fabulous lady who is so easy to talk to and is excellent in her field of hypnotherapy. I didn’t really know what to expect before I started to see Sarah but I’m so glad I did. After trying other ways to combat my anxiety Sarah has managed to work with me to feel a whole lot better. I would thoroughly recommend Sarah to anybody considering hypnotherapy. Once again Sarah thank you so much.”

Nick, Horley

"After a car accident I grew more anxious about driving and this went on for about 3 years. In a very short time I have regained the confidence to drive. it’s a new lease of life - I am elated and I cannot thank Sarah enough."

Anne, Horley

"I came to see Sarah about my difficulty sleeping alone. I had experienced this for as long as I can remember. Sarah identified that my problem was anxiety-related and after 6 sessions with her I can now sleep in my home alone without a second thought. The whole process was ridiculously easy."

Helen M

Seeing Sarah has made a tremendous difference to me. I am no longer hyper-vigilant where spiders are concerned. I don't love them but I am not afraid of them. The effectiveness of the therapy has been tested several times this last week. Treatment has been liberating . I can recommend Sarah wholeheartedly.

Linda L

The Carton Clinic, 71a Victoria Road, RH6 7QH, Horley, Surrey, RH6 7AB

The Carton Clinic, Worth Corner, Turners Hill Road, Crawley, W Sussex, RH10 7SL

Type of session

In person

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