Everything you need to accomplish your goals is already in you.

Now let me guide and help you…

What I do

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern approach based on the findings from Neuroscience, using the principles from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Hypnotherapy & Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Based on a genuine evidenced approach, I do not advocate one single method as the answer to life’s problems, instead these methods are moulded into the approach that is best suited to meet the needs of you, the client – I do not treat the label, I work with you to explore and create the solution that is specific to your problem and how you ‘do it’.

As well as not advocating one simple method, I also offer ‘outdoor therapy’ if you like the sound of taking therapy outside then I utilise my unique ‘Natures Prescription’.

Who I work with

I help people to overcome symptoms of  PTSD, anxiety, leave panic attacks behind, recovery from burnout & stress. I work with individuals & teams to make positive, effective changes so they can feel confident in all areas of their life & move from merely surviving too thriving.

Over the years I’ve known how painful & amazing life’s journey can be. From significant emotional events & trauma, juggling a challenging career in the Emergency Services for almost three decades along with a family. Pressure to succeed across all areas of life & a brain which never switched off, to overcoming symptoms of PTSD & all that brings. All being part of the journey of life’s rich tapestry. 

Remember ‘a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’ (Lao Tsu)

Why me?

Having made this journey to become a Therapist I pride myself with being a qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Coach, gaining the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) with the respected Quest Institute at Regents University, having been trained by the founder, Trevor Silvester.

The HPD is one of the few Hypnotherapy qualifications externally validated by the NCFE in the UK. I am registered with the  Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the UK regulator for complementary therapies.

I am a plain speaking and down to earth professional with extensive life experience. I am empathetic, understanding and I tailor all of my therapy and coaching to you. 

Your confidentiality and ongoing  care is always my priority. 

Sharon has a wealth of experience in helping people to move forward in their lives. She is a good listener and will never let you down. Most importantly she really cares. I have enjoyed all my dealings with Sharon because I always knew that she would give me careful, honest and considered answer, and that she would take the time to provide whatever support was necessary. She is firm when necessary but always for the right reasons.
Sarah Fletcher

Head, St Paul’s Girls School

If you need some help and are struggling with a mental health problem, I highly recommend you contact Sharon. I had previously sought help from my local Mental Health Team, GP, Charities and Helplines, nothing helped or worked until I luckily found Sharon.

Tara M

I have known Sharon personally for over 25yrs, she has worked tirelessly within the Community, particularly with young people and establishing and maintaining meaningful projects. Her work has been exceptional. She is a selfless individual who has been very understated – professional and personal at all times.
Paul Barnard

Retired C. Supt.

Having never tried counselling or any kind of therapy before I wish I’d been open to trying something different sooner as I feel like it’s helped me unlock some of my potential at work and made me happier at home too. I have already recommended Sharon to several colleagues. 

Dr. Darren W

Clinical Scientist

More about Cognitive Hypnotherapy and how it works

Here is a great animation from the founder and my trainer, Trevor Silvester…

In September 2015 the pilot study was published in the Mental Health Review Journal. It recorded that, using 118 cases measuring the effectiveness of cognitive hypnotherapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety, 71% considered themselves recovered after an average of 4 sessions.

This compared to an average of 42% for other approaches using the same measures (like CBT).

Click on the video to find out more.

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    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A Edison.