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Sarah Eley

Sarah Eley

Counsellor in Harrogate

Flourish Hypnotherapy provides help for people with anxiety, low mood, relationship/life stage difficulties, fears and phobias and mind-body disorders.

Permanent change is effected through Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, which looks at your possible future, rather than dwelling on the past. Through talking and exploring what that future might hold we assemble the building blocks for change and begin to work towards that goal. Because steps are small and decided by the you, it is easier to make change.

Hypnosis, which is safe, and in which you are always in control, helps the unconscious mind to take on board what you hope to achieve and consolidates improvements.

My style is friendly, informal but professional. I believe the rapport between client and therapist is the single most important factor in making change.

Background & Qualifications

My background is linguistics and psychology. I trained in medical and clinical hypnosis and hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma, which proves that you have studied, answered questions about the ethics and practice of hypnotherapy and have worked the requisite number of hours face-to-face time clients. I am a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, whose members are all trained, qualified and insured.

I have enhanced DBS clearance, which means that I can work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.

I work from comfortable private therapy rooms in the centre of Harrogate, with easy access to free parking and public transport. Anyone with restricted mobility for any reason can contact me for a home visit. A small charge applies depending on the distance travelled.

My Specialisms

I cover a wide range of challenges but am particularly interested in anxiety, panic, low mood and self-esteem problems. These tend to respond well to hypnotherapy because people are keen to resolve the problem.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy believes that everyone has the resources to resolve their problems and with guidance, the individual can find these resources and work out how to use them. This method, developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Berg, has received strong empirically proven results and helps clients break out from the repetition of 'same old same old' thinking.

Flourish Hypnotherapy is open to people of all ages, sexes, backgrounds, identities and sexual orientations.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

All sessions can be booked by email or phone and are confirmed by making a small deposit. Initial sessions start with a confidential chat during which I make a note of contact details, lifestyle, health, family situation and interests. I then explain something of how the brain functions and how hypnotherapy works.

Hypnotherapy usually start on session two and is supported by a free recording that clients can use between sessions.

We work together to discuss your possible future and what might make that happen. Hypnotherapy serves to quiet the conscious mind and enable to unconscious to begin to take on board the positive suggestions discussed.

The number and frequency of sessions is set by you with guidance from me. I am always available for 'top up' or 'one-off' sessions.

I work to the belief that all clients are seeking someone who will listen non-judgmentally, who shows empathy and understands that their reality, whatever it may be, is real. In this way, I strive to lead clients out of the dark by offering new ways of thinking, believing and behaving.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
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Counselling Online/Telephone Please Call

Additional Rate Information

A small deposit confirms the initial booking. Each session is payable by online banking, cash or cheque on or before the session. I don't take cards. Sessions can be rearranged at no cost provided the change is made more than 48 hours before the session is due to start. Last minute changes within 48 hours incur forfeit of the deposit. A discount is available to students, the unemployed and those referred by clients.