Sidra Khan; BSc Psych; Counsellor and Hypnotherapist; £45 per session
'I believe that high-quality therapy services, delivered professionally, by a fully qualified, accredited and ethical therapist and tailored specifically to each individual should be accessible for all. That's why my Berkshire based prices are a very reasonable £45 per session with a free optional phone consulation beforehand. I also offer Skype hypno sessions and phone counselling at discounted rates. There is also free onsite parking available at my Berkshire practice, for your convenience.
My name is Sidra Khan and I'm a fully qualified psychotherapist/ counsellor who is trained in clinical hypnotherapy. I work mainly from a person-centred approach and also implement an integrative approach to therapy to suit the individual client needs. I"m an NHS approved Clinical Hypnotherapist and registered member of the prestigious, National Council of Hypnotherapy as well as the CNHC. I'm an accredited member of the National Counselling Society which is accredited by the professional standards authority. The NCH, CNHC and NCS are accredited by the professional standards authority which accredits registers to help people of the public get better care by ensuring that the health practitioners they register are competent, trustworthy and trained to a high standard. The professional standards authority is recognised by the NHS and the Department of Health has recommended that where people are looking for complementary healthcare therapists they use someone who is CNHC registered OR accredited by the professional standards authority. I am also a licensed Hypnoband practitioner and trained NLP practitioner. As with all professional and ethical therapists, I'm also covered by professional indemnity insurance and am a firm believer in continuing professional development. I have worked with clients in treating various issues and invite you to get in touch with any queries you may have with regards to therapy and how I could help
I have had various comprehensive trainings as part of my continued professional development, some of which include : Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Personality Disorders. (One day training with psychotherapy excellence )
Cognitive behavioural therapy training for Anxiety disorders and OCD. (16 hours certified training)
In addition, I also have over seven years’ experience working with clients from a variety of backgrounds. Some issues which include (but are not limited to): Weightloss, phobias, relationship issues, problem behaviours, anxieties, stress, hypnobirthing, pain management, addictions, inappropriate blushing, stop smoking, self-confidence, anger management, Obsessive compulsive issues, bereavement and grief, performance issues and more.
Please view just some of my testimonials below to gain some idea of the success achieved whilst working with clients. Please note that personal details cannot be disclosed to comply with ethical guidelines and client confidentiality.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc honours degree in Psychology
- Advance Diploma in Counselling and psychotherapy
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Practitioner training in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Practitioner training in Timeline therapy
- Coaching training
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Personality Disorders. (One day training with psychotherapy excellence.
- Cognitive behavioural therapy training for Anxiety disorders and OCD. (16 hours certified training with psychotherapy excellence)
- Hypnoband licensed practitioner
- Work based training in CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy)
- Work based training in Client Health
- Work based training in behaviour and communication
- Work based training in complex trauma
- Work based training in alcohol awareness
- Work based training in Mental Health Risk Assessment & Legislation
- Work based training in Mental Health First Aid
- Work based training in Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour
- Work based training in keyworking and action planning.
- Work based training in Safeguarding Adults (E-learning)
- Work based training in Equality & Diversity
- Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Member of the National council of Hypnotherapy (NCH)
- Member of the Complimentary and Natural Health care Council (CNHC)
Over 7 years’ experience working with clients from a wide variety of back grounds. E.g. mental health issues, bereavement issues, domestic violence, addictions, complex needs, anxiety, depression, phobias, panic attacks, insomnia and various other issues.
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
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.
Below are my prices for both my Berkshire, Slough practice and London Mayfair practice.
My practices are based at my home in central Slough, Berkshire in a tastefully furnished room (Which is why im able to keep costs low) and central London in the prestigious Mayfair area.
Slough Berkshire practice prices:
Hourly face to face hypnotherapy session: £45 per session
skype hypnotherapy sessions: £45 per session
phone counselling: £40 per session
20% discount for block bookings
Stop smoking is two sessions (2 hours) only £120
Hypnoband weight loss system
Iam a licensed Hypno-Band practitioner and currently the only therapist offering this unique weghtloss system in Slough. ( You can verify this on the hypnoband website by clicking "Berkshire " location on the "Find an practitioner" area of the website.
Hypnoband Virtual gastric band hypnotherapy: £120 for first session then £90 for each subsequent sessions after. (only 4 sessions in total)
What is the HYPNO-BAND weight loss system?
The HYPNO-BAND System is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy techniques that helps you explore, analyse and change your eating habits. Then using the mind/body connection we fit a “virtual gastric band” to your stomach, helping you to eat less and less often. The hypno band is featured often in the media and was recently featured in embarassing fat bodies where one of the women featured lost three stones!
For more info on the hypnoband system and how I can help, please check out my website.
There is free on site parking also available at my central Slough practice.At my Slough practice, we're close to all areas of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire- including but not limited to: all areas of Slough, Heathrow, Iver, Uxbridge, Thames Valley, Taplow, Colnbrook, Windsor, Maidenhead, Reading, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ruislip, Datchet, Burnham and only a 7 minutes walk from Slough station.
Please note: At present I am currently not working from my London practice due to childcare issues.
Central London (Mayfair) practice prices:
Please note: London prices are higher due to high rent costs of therapy rooms.
Hourly session: £100 (any issue, including weight loss and stop smoking) then just £90 for each session after.
The central London address is based at South Molton street in the W1K area close to Oxford street, bond street and the West End and a one minute walk away from Bond Street tube station.
Below are just some of the testimonials and feedback from clients. Due to the National council of Hypnotherapy and National Counselling Society guidelines on confidentiality, names, initials and personal details have not been included in the following testimonials, in order to protect the complete privacy of the client. (Some people have very unique initials!) These testimonials are verifiable. Please view further below for FAQ'S.
This is my scales this morning. After years of wanting to be at this weight again I've finally been able to make it happen. I'm utterly convinced that I couldn't have been able to do this without your help. (See pic below)
Warmest regards (female, Langley)
'The sessions have helped me to learn to relax about anxiety and feel more in control of my life and focus on issues one at a time with a positive outlook..' Female, Ascot.
..'I feel that you were far more than a guide. After years of experimenting with numerous ways to stop the rebellious self-sabotage...none of which worked. Telling a friend that my experiments weren't working who said something so simple I hadn't considered it "you need outside help." And then I found you (thank you Google...lol). When people ask me how am I doing it I tell them "getting my head in the right place = 70% of the work + eating the right foods for ME = 25% + exercise = 5%. The other key contributing factor has been logging my calorie intake via a food/beverage diary (I like a website called nutracheck (www.nutracheck.co.uk)).
Now that I'm at 56kg...I'm keen to get a smidgen lower to 52.?kg. I'm convinced it's only a matter of time. I've started running again & it feels GREAT!!!
THANK YOU :-)
I feel so much better in my self and would like to see you for couple more weeks so I have long term affect..' Thankyou. Female.. Langley
'Im happy to give it a try with you.. you have helped so much'..Female.. Maidenhead.. (a client who wanted to try giving up smoking after I helped her with anxiety)
'No one has done for me what you have'...Female, Maidenhead..(Same Client as above after sucessfully giving up smoking)
...' No one has done for me what you have... thankyou..' Slough, Female.
'Felt very relaxed afterwards, have felt a different mindset to food/way of eating after a lifetime of old habits. Got help to letting an aspect of me go. Could not have done this without help. Have had many lightbulb moments...Could not have come as far as I have without Sidra... Female...Langley.. (2 sessions)
"Sidra created a great environment and made me so mindful of who I was and how to move forward and achieve what I was missing. Teaching me some great techniques to help me along my journey. It was the most revealing thing I've ever done. Thank you so much!..."Male, London..(2 sessions)
"Sidra facilitated/allowed me to reset my approaches towards dealing with; issues at work, family demands, allowing time for my needs.."... Female, Iver
'HI Sidra hope you are well, I am fantastic, the wedding went perfectly. I really enjoyed the whole day. I was so calm I couldn't believe it, no panic attacks and the day went almost as you described it in the sessions, had a good laugh with all the guests while I was waiting for -------- and my voice when it came to the wedding vows was pretty much normal. Had lots of texts from the guests the day after and all said what a great day and how pleased they were to be asked to be part of our special day and how much they enjoyed it. Thankyou so much or all your help, you certainly are a miracle worker.'...(for anxiety) Male, Slough
"Focused hypnosis really helped with instant change of my behaviour and attitude to how I feel about life and outlook. These sessions have been invaluable. They have prevented me spiralling downwards and have put a stop to negative thoughts. I would highly recommend Sidra in her expertise in this field as she is quite remarkable in the way I have been helped. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.." Female, Slough
"The sessions have helped me to relax and enabled me to reflect on the loss I have experienced throughout my life. This has helped me to see things clearer and feel lighter.." Female, Slough
"Hi Sidra, thanks for your message. You have been wonderful support and have equipped me with a few tools that I feel I need to put into practice . I need to continue to practice and keep working on the techniques you taught me. After reflecting these days, I feel I got to the point where I need to try on my own to progress on this journey to improvement. I will definitely ask for your support when I feel I need it which will be in the near future. Thanks so much for all your support and help over the last few months!"..Female,, Maidenhead
"Thanks for all your help in 2014.You have made a difference to my life and I am very grateful! See you again ... (Female, Maidenhead)
'I have tried to kick the smoking habit before but I found it impossible. I can’t believe how just one session stopped my bad habit that bothered me for years! I can thoroughly recommend a Hypnotherapy session with Sidra to anyone' Thank you!...Female, Guilford (one session)
"Sidra is very good at hypnotherapy. Would recommend her to anyone!" ...Male, Slough (one session)
"EXCELLENT. Very professional, I'm coping much better with my drink problem. Haven't touched a drop! I recommend it!"...Male, Slough (Third session)
'Hi Sidra, I can already feel the difference. I have had good/healthy snacks, I feel fine with smaller portions and I feel more energy which is exactly what I was looking for'..(after one session for weightloss) Female, Langley
"..I have managed to practice a few of the breathing techniques you gave me during my driving test. I have passed my driving test without any minor mistake as well.." Female, Slough..(a client who previously failed her driving test 'twice' before, but passed her driving test after having only one session of hypnotherapy with me)
"Hiya thanks for the session yesterday. I feel good today and stronger...thanks so much for everything" xxx
"I was not expecting hypnosis to have an instant impact on my life!"... Female, Slough (one session)
"The first hypno session enabled me to completely remove all anger and any reactions/and negative behaviours I have towards situations of jealousy and out of control thoughts. My mood became positive, more like my real self which is warm and loving in nature-the way I really am. This worked in difficult meetings when I was frustrated but so helped me to overcome this. The second session reinforced my outlook to be more positive and calm. Thank you" :-)
'Friendly and professional. The session helped me to think less about the flight and the associated fear,and to instead focus on the destination and the joy that comes from it'..Male, London. (one session)
'Hi Sidra Just writing to say thank you so much after having one weight loss session with you. It has made a tremendous difference to my life, look forward to next weeks session and building on the progress even further. I will be recommending you to all the people In the local weight loss group which I am a member of. Your doing great work. Keep it up! Your making a real difference to the lives of the people that come to see you. Your location is very good and easy to get to and your rates are market leading with a very relaxing room. overall 10 out of 10 :)..Male, Slough
"After one session I have quit smoking. Not had a cigarette since. Feel so much better, the session was also relaxing...Male, Slough ( one session)
'The sessions have exceeded my personal expectations in social/work situations. Which have given me a new source of motivation as well as the potential to open up new and exciting opportunities...Male, Slough.
'Feel better within myself, gaining my confidence back, eating properly, sleeping properly and not as anxious!'...Female, Slough
"Hypno seems to be going well. I don't seem to be craving food and am eating much healthier! Thank you for your help!..Female Slough (after only one session for weight loss )
"Feeling calmer day by day, I'm able to handle situations more favourably and enjoying social situations more...I"m in control of my life" Male, Slough
"I feel keen to take on new challenges. Feel calmer to take things more in my stride and also noticeably calmer in many situations over the last few weeks. I am able to enjoy and get more out of my experiences!... Male Slough
"Feel better within myself, gaining my confidence back, eating properly, sleeping properly and not as anxious!"...Female, Slough
"I"m feeling much calmer and focused in all situations, have more self-belief and new possibilities, feel more approachable and other people are responding more favourably"..Male, Slough.
"The sessions made me accept that anger is normal and helped me handle it in a more positive way...".....Female, Slough (2nd session)
"I'm socially more comfortable and able to deal with situations more naturally" Male, Slough
"I feel I have more control over the direction and quality of my life"..Male, Slough
"Felt a load of progress has been made since my last session: much reduced anxiety, more confidence/contentment, more focused and optimistic"... Male, Slough
"I feel very relaxed, not worrying about the future..Happier to go about the rest of the day with positivity"... Female, Slough (1st session)
"My shield (therapeutic technique learnt during hypnotherapy session) was an instant tool, which helped me the following day to my surprise, to handle a work/social situation far better than past experiences!'...Male, Maidenhead (First session)
"Hi, Sidra just some feedback. The results from our last session were good by Wednesday (profoundly so I think). Feels like a missing part of me was restored-hopefully not temporary. See you again on Monday, thanks,.. Male, Slough (2nd session)
'I was in a lot of emotional and physical pain and was at the end of my tether. A session with Sidra actually enabled me to get out of that lonely quagmire of pain and to carry on...'Female, London
I'm feeling very positive, went for a walk earlier and looking forward to getting back on my bike next week'..Male, Berkshire (3rd session)
'Feeling more positive about myself, and in control of food!'..Male, Berkshire( 4th session)
'Very relaxed. Feel uplifted and positive about the steps I will choose to take in the future..'Female, Ascot.
'Excellent. Very relaxing'..Female, Maidenhead (relaxation session)
'More energy, Given up sugar in tea, less snacking and interested in exercise..'Female, Missenden (3rd session)
"More relaxed and coming to terms about my phobia"... Male, Slough, Berkshire (one session)
My National Council of Hypnotherapy membership number is: 5620
I'm a member of the CNHC, (Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council)
Membership number: 000064-L13
CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. CNHC registered complementary therapy practitioners demonstrate to members of the general public and other healthcare providers that they conform to national standards of practice in their work. Accredited Voluntary Register: This provides additional assurance that CNHC registrants meet the standards of patient safety and service quality.
Q: What is Counselling/psychotherapy?
Counselling is a talking therapy that helps a person to explore and think about possible solutions to what might be worrying them. An important part of counselling is that the counsellor will not judge or make decisions on behalf of clients they are seeing. There are many different approaches to counselling some of which include: humanistic, psychodynamic and behavioural. Please view my website to find out more info.
Q: What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is simply achieving an altered state of consciousness for the benefit of therapeutic purposes to create the desired change and behaviour that you want. This means encouraging a state of deep relaxation similar to daydreaming, meditation, or the state just before you wake up or go to sleep, and then making beneficial suggestions and using therapeutic techniques to the subconscious mind during this time.
We experience trance-like states every day even if we do not recognise them as such. By harnessing this state, characterised by alpha waves in the brain and a sense of deep peaceful concentration, hypnotherapy can bypass the conscious mind so that suggestions can be absorbed by the subconscious. This way even deeply ingrained behaviours can be altered. Beneficial suggestions are then given the part of the mind known as the ‘subconscious’. (or as some people know it- the unconscious). Whilst under hypnosis the conscious part of the mind temporarily allows these suggestions to bypass- therefore making the subconscious much more receptive to hypnotherapy.
Q: Where are you based?
Please note: Due to childcare issues I'm currently working only from my Slough, Berkshire based practice and not my London practice.
My practices are based at my home in central Slough, Berkshire in a beautiful and comfortably furnished room and central London in the prestigious Mayfair area. There is free on-site parking also available at my Slough, Berkshire practice. At my Slough practice, we're close to all areas of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire including the areas of Slough, Heathrow, Iver, Uxbridge, Thames Valley, Taplow, Colnbrook, Windsor, Maidenhead, Reading, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ruislip, Datchen, Burnham and only a 7 minutes walk from Slough station. At my London practice, we're close to the areas of Bond Street, Westend, Oxford Street, and central London and only a 2 minute walk from Bond Street station.
There is free onsite parking available at the Slough Berkshire practice.
The rooms I use for hypnotherapy sessions, are furnished to a high standard with large, comfortable recliner sofas perfect for hypnotherapy
Q: What are your opening times?
Monday to Fridays:10am - 8.00pm
Saturday to Sundays: 10am - 5pm
Q: I feel nervous about seeking help - is this normal?
Of course, it is! Its absolutely ok to feel nervous, worried or confused about having a session. That is why I offer a FREE phone consultation before you choose to commit or not. Feel free to contact me with any queries and I will answer all your questions and concerns. You can then decide whether or not to have a session with me. I really want you to feel comfortable- so please do not hesitate to get in touch. You have nothing to lose and you may actually feel a lot better for it.
Please note that all sessions are CONFIDENTIAL.
Q: Will I have control during the session?
‘Hypnotherapy? Never! I don’t want anyone controlling my mind.’
This is a very common misconception of hypnotherapy. A hypnotised person is in full control of themselves. They are conscious and are fully aware of their environment. If the hypnotised person is given a suggestion that they don’t agree with, they can refuse or object and this will probably cause the person to come out of hypnosis all together. Therefore, hypnosis cannot MAKE anyone do anything they don’t want to do. It only helps the client to focus on goals that they wish to accomplish. YOU are always in control.
Q: Will I go "under" during hypnosis?
A lot of people fear that they will ‘go under’ whilst in deep hypnosis and will not be able to come ‘out of it’. Again- this is NOT THE CASE. The hypnotised person has compleate control and is able to come out of hypnosis whenever they wish. There may be occasions where the person under hypnosis is so relaxed they may fall asleep, but despite this, a person in a deep trance can always come out of hypnosis.
Q: Will I reveal my most hidden secrets during hypnosis?
Some people think that if they are hypnotised they may ‘reveal’ there hidden most secrets . Again, it is upto to the hypnotised party what information they may wish to reveal. The hypnotherapist can’t ‘make you’ reveal any information you don’t want to give.
Q: Will I forget things during or after the hypnosis session?
Whilst you may find that you drift off at times during hypnosis and therefore may not recall everything about the hypnosis- any information that you currently have in your memory cannot be ‘lost’.
Q: If Im more susceptible to being hypnotised, does this mean I have a weak mind or am gullible?
Strangely, there appears to be a common myth that only those who are gullible or weak minded can be hypnotised using hypnotherapy. Actually, quite the contrary is true. People who tend to be intelligent and are better at concentrating actually make the best hypnotic ‘subjects’ as they are actually better at controlling their minds and using visulisation techniques.
Q: Will I be asked to do or say embarrassing or humiliating things during hypnosis?
Many people have the misconception that hypnotherapy is similar to stage hypnotism. e.g. a hypnotist instructing someone to cluck like a chicken. People who volunteer for these type of stage shows are aware that they will be ‘clowning’ around in order to entertain the audience. A person under hypnosis will only do what they want to do. It is their choice. If a hypnotist asks a man to cluck like a chicken, the person may do so – knowing that he or she is standing in front of numerous audience members who want to be entertained. The client has total control over their actions.
Q: Is there anything I need to do before the therapy session?
The Simple answer is no. You just need to ensure that you turn up on time and try your best during your session.
Q: What is the HYPNO-BAND weight loss system?
The HYPNO-BAND System is a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and hypnotherapy techniques that helps you explore, analyse and change your eating habits. Then using the mind/body connection we fit a "virtual gastric band" to your stomach, helping you to eat less and less often. The hypno band is featured often in the media and was recently featured in embarassing fat bodies where one of the women featured lost three stones! Please view www.themindlounge.com for further info,
Q: What do the letters after your name stand for?
BSc (Hons):Bachelor of science degree in Psychology
Dip Adv Coun: Advance Diploma in Counselling
MNCS (Accred) :Accreddited member of the National Counselling Society
MNCH (Reg): Registered as a full hypnotherapist with the NCH
CNHC (Reg) Registered with the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council
Dip.Hyp: Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Feel free to contact me if you would like to have a chat or are interested in having a session with me. There is no obligation to book a session.