SFS Therapy - Dr. Sue Learoyd-Smith (PhD; BSc; MBPsS, DHP; CNHC)
Who do I work with?
I work with adults and teenagers, and work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, addictions, phobias, PTSD and many other issues (see list below).
I have enhanced DBS clearance and am also an Anxiety UK registered therapist, a member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the British BrainWorking Research Society.
An individualised approach to your therapy
As well as being a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I have trained in a range of other therapies including BrainWorking Recursive Therapy, Conscious Analytical Therapy, Psychotherapeutic approaches, CBT, Counselling and Rapid Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) approaches. Having a range of different tools means I can develop a therapy programme that caters for your own individual needs!
What happens once you've decided to contact me?
Initially I will invite you in for a free 30 minute consultation. This allows me to find out more about your situation and to establish if you are suitable for the types of therapy I use, and also provides you with an opportunity of finding out more about how I can help you. There is no obligation to book at this stage, in fact, I always advise clients to go away and read the information provided before making a decision to book.
Where is SFS Therapy?
SFS Therapy is located in the Stratton area of Swindon in a purpose built therapy room.
How to book your free 30 minute consultation?
You can book your initial consultation either by emailing email@example.com or telephoning (01793) 677817 or 07876808642. I may be with a client so would ask you to leave a voicemail with your name and a contact telephone number or email address. I will return your call/email as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
PhD (Education/Psychology) (University of Bath)
BSc. Hons (First Class) degree Psychology (Bath Spa University)
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy with Psychotherapy
Diploma in Advanced Hypnoanalysis
Level 1 Certificate - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
Level 2 Certificate - Brain Working Recursive Therapy
Level 1 Certificate - WSN Counselling
Level 2 Certificate - WSN Counselling
Diploma in Psychosexual Dysfunction
Certificate in Safe-guarding & Child-Centered Practice (2015)
Associated Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2012)
Anxiety UK Registered Therapist
Member of the British Psychological Society
Sue presented at the 2016 Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy annual conference and, more recently, ran a workshop for therapists from around the world on working with children and young people using BWRT at the BWRT® 2017 Inaugural Conference.
For a list of publications please visit https://sfstherapy.com/biography/
Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
Each member of APHP has received thorough training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, is competent and conscientious, and abides strictly by a code of ethics.
There are four grades of membership: Licentiate (LAPHP), Registered Member (MAPHP), Accredited Member (MAPHP(acc.)) and Fellow (FAPHP), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience.
The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy is a member organisation of UKCHO (an umbrella body for the hypnotherapy profession in the United Kingdom).
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
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.
Initial Consultation - 30 minutes Free of charge
Students: £50 per session
Adults: £60 per session
Easy Quit Smoking Programme: Total cost £150 (this is a 2 session therapy)
Some concessions are available.