LLB(Hons) AdvDip THP, MISMA, MAC, GHR SQHP, Supervisor
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Highly experienced post-graduate Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, NLP Practitioner, Stress Consultant and Coach. I can help you with smoking habits, weight management, emotional anxieties and depression, fears and phobias, addictions, and various anxiety and stress related conditions. For example, common fears such as exam nerves, public speaking, blushing, and also fears associated to heights, flying, and spiders.
Further Successful Programmes - include
- Pregnancy, Birthing and Returning to Work
- Easing Through Menopause Transition
- Pain Management for Sports People
Advanced level Practitioner, Clinical Supervisor and Coach with 20 years Experience - offering 4 Clinic Locations
I have completed thousands of hours in successful clinical practice both as a Hypnotherapist, Stress Management Consultant and Coach. My style is positive and non-judgmental and I have successfully helped numerous people from all walks of life to cope with emotional anxiety and stress related issues. My extensive training and experience enables me to focus on the best solution for my clients and I use an integrative skill set. I successfully work with both leading firms and private individuals. I also take private GP referrals.
Full Membership Registrations at Advanced level include:
- GHR Reg SQHP (Senior Qualification Hypnotherapy Practice)
- GHR Acknowledged Clinical Supervisor Status
- ISMA (International Stress Management Assoc.) Consultant with Comprehensive Knowledge
- MAC (Association for Coaching) Registered To Executive Coaching Level
- AdvDip THP (Advanced Diploma in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
Are you tired of old habits and anxieties holding you back?
Anxieties and fears can manifest in symptoms many people describe as feeling out of their comfort zone. If this seems familiar, I can help you to regain that feeling of confidence and control. My approach is results orientated.
What beneficial changes could you make in your life? Would you like help to ....
- Control Comfort Eating, Weight Management, Quit Smoking?
- Stop Unwanted Habits, Behaviours, Compulsions?
- Reduce Phobias or Anxiety and Gain Control?
- Manage Stress Effectively and Improve relationships?
- Become More Motivated and Enhance Your Wellbeing?
- Increase Your Performance such as in Sports, Public speaking, Exams?
How I can help you with hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and NLP
My work has successfully helped numerous people, over many years, from all walks of life and I adopt a calm, motivational approach. I work with clients towards increasing their confidence and sense of well being. so they can get the best out of life. I do this by helping them to regain a sense of control. Where appropriate, I will work with the client to find the cause of the symptom and to reduce its impact on his/her daily life. Having personally used these methods to successfully lose weight and to help her recover from the impact of a severe car accident, I can honestly tell you that these focused strategies work.
Hypnotherapy is a peaceful and safe process
During your session you will experience a relaxed and pleasant state of being. People often speak of feeling a real calm during the process and afterwards, a sense of empowerment. Many people find hypnotherapy a highly effective treatment for a variety of emotional or anxiety-related issues such as stress, fears, phobias, panic attacks and many more. In fact, Hypnotherapy has been described by many of my clients as life changing because it can allow you to deal with whatever issues may be blocking your progress and to make beneficial new changes - in other words, to build on your strengths, and to go forward with confidence.
How my experience and qualifications at Senior Level can help YOU
I completed several years of study in psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to obtain the Advanced Diploma level, through a UKCP accredited training school. I currently research at PhD level (Psychoanalytic psychology). My understanding of various psychotherapeutic approaches helps me to identify a client’s symptoms, both quickly and efficiently. Please note that all clients are given a free 20 minute telephone consultation before appointments to determine whether hypnotherapy is a suitable therapy for them.
I have also worked with leading firms in the areas of habit cessation and designing stress management and confidence building/communication skills programmes. With many years of experience in stress management I achieved the high degree of professional competence and knowledge required by the ISMA UK Comprehensive Knowledge for Stress Management Practitioners. My client feedback describes me as inspiring and motivational and I gain a great deal of satisfaction from helping her clients who want to change their lives.
Your Guarantee of Professional Development, Ethical Practice and Confidentiality Sara engages in continuing professional development at the highest level and she follows the code of conduct and ethics of the GHR governing body. This ensures that the highest professional standards are followed enabling clients to rely on excellent service from knowledgeable practitioners with a guarantee of complete privacy and confidentiality.
Locations: Clinics in Aston Clinton, Kings Langley and Wheatley, Oxford.
Clinics are located in pleasant country villages with leafy locations, within easy travelling distance of local towns or the City of Oxford. Clinics offer spacious rooms, pleasantly furnished in tranquil settings.
Easy Parking: Full parking available on site. (At Wheatley, parking is just a few yards away from the clinic).
Whatever your issue is please visit www.inspiredforchange.co.uk for further details.
Please telephone 01296 634921 for a FREE telephone consultation session to discuss your specific needs and how hypnotherapy can help you.
Smoking Cessation is 1-2 session duration
Weight Loss/Weight Control Programme is from 3 sessions duration.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (UKCP accredited. school)
Diploma In Hypnosis and Psychotherapy – N-SHAP (UKCP accredited training school)
Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming - INLPTA
Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming - INLPTA
Registered Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (General Hypnotherapy Register)
ISMA Comprehensive Knowledge Route for Stress Management Practitioners
Member of General Hypnotherapy Register and the GHSC
Member of the Association for Coaching (AC)
Member of the International Stress Management Association (MISMA)
Member British Horse Society
Registered with Central Register Stop Smoking Therapists (CRSST)
Post-graduate university PhD research in Psychoanalytic Psychology
LLB (Hons) Law degree
British Horse Society AI level instructor.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
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.
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
1-1 Approved Supervisor GHR.
Anxiety - driving
Habit - Nailbiting
Habit - Thumb sucking
Sports Performance (BHS qualified)
Confidence and Motivation Issues
Are you suffering from workplace related stress?
The length of therapy depends on each individual’s circumstances and I offer:
A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION of up to 20 minutes to determine what is best for you. With many years of experience, I am very practical, professional and non-judgemental. I adhere to the GHR’s code of ethics. You are safe and in a confidential environment.
The Following Groups of People Qualify for Concessions
Low income/Students. Senior Citizens. Carers.
FEES - From £60/70 per hour (outer London rates). London from £75 per hour
Discounts are available for multiple bookings - please enquire.
PAYMENT - By Paypal, bank transfer, or cash.
APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE: Mon-Fri - daytime and evening. Saturday - daytime
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR - 1-1 Registered and approved with the GHR. Please contact me to discuss your supervision requirements. I offer low cost sessions and will be delighted to advise and help you.
When I work
Monday - Saturday Daytime and some Evening Appointments
I can offer consultations for children and young people.
GHR registered holder of enhanced CRB clearance.
"Are you suffering from work related stress?" Please click here to read my article
Your Message from Sara Howard, "The following is just a small selection of feedback received from clients who have found hypnotherapy NLP and coaching highly successful. For a wider selection, please visit the testimonial page on my website, at www.inspiredforchange.co.uk or contact me if you would like advice on a symptom not listed."
Smoking Cessation - From not knowing what to expect, I found the sessions highly enlightening and relaxing. In fact quite a pleasant experience. Most definitely, I can honestly say that I have not looked back since I found that I had developed the resolve to quit on the spot, just outside the clinic. My wife can still not believe that I have not smoked since. I would most definitely recommend Sara Howard - money well spent. Thank you Sara. Mr B
Weight Management and Confidence - Just to take a moment to send you a note of real gratitude. When we started I was skeptical about the process and sincerely doubted whether it would be a success. Whilst one part of me wanted to believe that this would be the answer to all my problems with regard to weight maintenance the other part of me (as a seasoned dieter) strongly doubted any such success. The sessions were pain-free, worry-free and slowly but surely their powerful effect kicked-in. I can hardly believe it; I cannot remember ever feeling like that. Thank you seems inadequate but I say it most sincerely.... Ms O (This client undertook a three session weight management programme)
Weight Management and Work/Life Balance - Thank you for really getting to the route cause and enabling the start of my journey! You quickly identified that I needed help to re-gain the balance and calmness that was missing from my life! Your ability to tailor and blend different techniques, which you personally demonstrated, really enabled me to get to grips with these quickly and they proved very effective. I found the entire process a calm experience, your straightforward and honest style a breath of fresh air. To find and learn to regain the balance I was in desperate need of. Ms B
Anxiety - Fear of Flying - Initially I was skeptical about the whole process and I wasn't sure if it would work. But after having only a couple of sessions with Sara, I feel a lot better about my situation, and am completely shocked by how much of an impact it has had. I would recommend anyone to give it a go, and try it out. Mr W. University Student.
Anxiety - Fear of Flying - Thanks for all your help. It definitely made a big difference . It was great to be able to travel to the airport and to get on the flight with no twisty stomach nerves. Thank you so much , it made a real difference to the holiday. Ms H
Anxiety - Public Speaking/Confidence - I had terrible nerves before any big sales pitch and just two sessions with Sara meant I was able to see things differently, and take control again. She helped me to remember times I've succeeded before and regain my self belief. Mr J. Sales Manager
Habit Cessation - Nail Biting - I found the sessions very helpful. I had been biting my nails for 10 years and had tried to stop before with no luck. I am very pleased with the results and completely stopped biting my nails. Mr B (Young Person).