Sophie Burch

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Broadstairs CT10
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About me

Hi, I’m Sophie Burch (HCBT, GQHP, CNHC).

Thanks for landing here.  I know its a big step deciding to look for therapeutic help and I want you to know I'm here for you.  No judgement. A huge part of successful therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist, so lets have a chat to see if we click first, before diving into anything?

Here's a bit of info about me:

I'm all about NURTURE and what that looks and feels like to us all uniquely. When we are nurtured we thrive, when we are not, we develop mental and physical ill health. I appreciate that many of us don't have much nurture in our lives (or at least what we need), and so learning to do this for ourselves can be hard but is non negotiable in the world we find ourselves in.  It's also very rewarding because it gives us confidence and courage to seek better relationships, resources and skills externally to achieve what we set our hearts and minds to and THRIVE, not just SURVIVE.

I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and HypnoCoach, and I specialise in:
Chronic Gut Health (IBS, Bloating, Pain, etc),
Confidence & Imposter Syndrome,
Purpose, Goals & Aspirations,
The Perinatal Period & Parenting,
Fears and phobias,
Chronic pain
Trauma & PTSD
Childhood sadness and unhappy patterns
Food addictions
Alcohol dependency
Sleep disorders.

I offer confidential, non-judgmental therapy. You are unique and we will work together to bring you back into balance, whatever that means for you.

I am human and have my ups and downs too so I practice what I preach daily to stay on track.  For you, I will take a person-centred approach; I know what it’s like to wrestle with mental ill-health - and to overcome that struggle. I’m dedicated to helping people make the necessary changes to become "themselves" again, or a new, more balanced version of themselves if that’s what it takes. Everyone is unique, and I use my knowledge, expertise and experience to craft therapy or coaching sessions to suit each individual depending on their needs and of course, budget. I work face to face, or online, daytime or evenings to suit you.

I love helping people find ways to overcome stress and anxiety, past issues, unwanted habits, sadness, poor relatiohsnips and reaching their full potential, increasing self confidence and self esteem and putting their fears aside. Often in just a few sessions.

Although trained clinically, I will also take a less prescriptive, more holistic approach to each individual if necessary and the testimonials and results speak for themselves.

How does it work?

Get in touch for a quick chat to see if we can work together.  If you wish to continue, you will book in for a free connection call (15-20 mins online), and if we click, then an initial therapy session which lasts 60 minutes.  We will talk, do some detective work of your past or any issues you wish to look into and I will devise a plan to help you through using narrative, suggestion, relaxation and up to 35 different psychotherapeutic techniques to suit you.  There are no pocket watches involved with me.  Just a safe place to be heard and emotionally held. After which, depending on you, we will have a further 2-3 sessions or continue as long as you need. Each session is 60 minutes and is online or face to face in Broadstairs (Thanet, Kent), or online. You usually go away with handouts and mp3's to keep you going between sessions and through life.

Therapies and Techniques:

I offer Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT). I focus on techniques that are evidence-based and deliver real success when tailored to you. If you don’t necessarily need therapy, but would like another approach, such as and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Mindfulness and more we can work together to make it work for you.

My approach:

I am dedicated and passionate about empowering and guiding you to achieve the things you want, make the changes you need and live your life in the way you most desire. It is not about relying on me as a coach or therapist, but about helping you learn the tools and techniques to become the person you want to be. It’s about finding your balance and keeping it for life; or finding ways to get it back when life slings you a few curveballs, as it inevitably does.

As a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register and CNHC, the techniques I use are recognised as both safe and highly effective. 

Find me at or on Instagram @sophie_nurtureyou

Training, qualifications & experience

My relevant Experience and Qualifications:

2023, Polyvagal Theory with Dr Stephen Porges via Embodied Philosophy

2023, Gut Directed Hypnotherapy with Mark Peters (Balanced Approach College of Hypnosis and NLP)

2022, Mastering Trauma Series with NICABM

2021, PTSD & Resilience Training with UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy and Donald Meichembaum (PhD)

2020, HeartMath - Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation

2019, Birth Trauma and Tokophobia Training with Dr Julianne Boutaleb (Parenthood in Mind), & Suicide Prevention Training (MIND), Trauma Informed Care for Birth Training (Make Birth Better)

2018, I completed Stage 2 (Behavioural Hypnotherapy) and Stage 3 (Cognitive Hypnotherapy) and gained the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy.

2012, I studied Hypno-CBT with the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy in London, gaining a certificate in Evidence-Based Hypnosis.

2011, Mindful Hypnobirthing (Mindful Mamma)

2009, Hypnobirthing (HypnoBirthing Institute)

I’ve worked with Hypnosis in Childbirth for more than 10 years with 100’s of couples in pregnancy, birth and parenting, 1:1 and groups.

I've actually been helping couples antenatally and postnatally since 2005 when I qualified in IAIM Infant Massage in London and then qualified in Hypnobirthing.

2000, IFA Aromatherapy Diploma (Essentials For Health, London)

1999, Usui Reiki 1 & 2 (Chris Parkes)

I believe and take the principle that BELIEF + MOTIVATION = TRANSFORMATION.

I currently work from my home in Ramsgate, and clinics in Whitstable and Margate or online via Skype or Zoom and will travel to you at home if you are local and can't get to me.

Let's work together to help you feel balanced and back on track again.

Member organisations

The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

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All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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

  • Gut Issues (e.g IBS)
  • Pregnancy, Birth, Parenting and fear of childbirth (Tocophobia)
  • Birth Trauma, Perinatal Depression, Perinatal Anxiety
  • Peri and menopause
  • Anxieties about returning to work or change of career
  • Eczema
  • Transformation/Change
  • Relationships

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£65.00 - £125.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free no obligation connection session that usually lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.

After your connection call, if we click and you wish to go ahead, my fees start from £70 per hour (for a single session) with a block of 3 sessions at £195.

Coaching fee's start at £100 for a 90 minute session with ongoing sessions and fee's agreed in consultation.

Private Hypnobirthing courses are one day, two days or over more sessions tailored to your requirements and range from £75 to £400

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays in school hours, evenings between 7 - 9pm and for Hypnobirthing ONLY, Saturdays between 10am and 1pm.

Further information

I have 10 years working as a clinical Hypnotherapist with 35 different psychotherapeutic techniques. I'm passionate about mental and physical health and on a mission to bring more Nurture and emotional wellbeing into the lkives of everyone I have the privilege to work with. 

Broadstairs, Kent, CT10

Broadstairs, Kent, CT10

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

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