Please be advised that Self Assured Mind Therapy are now offering face to face appointments. I am following government and accredited body guidelines to ensure I offer a Covid safe practice. Each client will be sent strict guidelines when booking their face to face appointment. My services are also available via both Skype and Zoom Video services and telephone calls, should you chose to engage in therapy other than face to face.
For more information on our video services please see our new guidelines or contact me for more details.
Self Assured Mind Therapy - A caring, professional and friendly approach to counselling and hypnotherapy
I am a qualified clinical Hypnotherapist, Psycho-Therapeutic Counsellor and Integrated Eye Movement (I.E.M.T.) practitioner with many years experience supporting children, young people and adults. Accredited by the National Hypnotherapy Society, member of the British Psychological Society, the National Counselling society and approved therapist for Anxiety UK.
My goal as a therapist is to guide my clients to re-frame their thinking, to boost confidence and self-esteem and empower them to take back control of their well-being, achieving a self-assured mind!
A safe & reliable complimentary method of treatment
Change unwanted behaviors and overcome problems in desired ways.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Effective treatments are available including I.E.M.T
Traumatic events can leave us unable to live our live without being overpowered by the thoughts and feeings of our past. Treaments including I.E.M.T have been shown to help long term recovery.
Anxiety & Phobia
Hypnotherapy has considerable success easing minds from anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, social or emotional difficulties.
Are you struggling to kick the habit? Hypnotherapy has been proven to be incredibly successful when compared to will power alone!
When conventional weight-management methods don't work for you, it might be time to try Hypnotherapy to take control of your body.
Thank you for all your amazing support. We really appreciate your help and knowing we have you along for the Journey makes it a little less daunting.
Helen & Colin Parsley
Sam has provided a safe calm environment for my daughter to talk about her feelings. She has felt able to confide in Sam and the coping strategies have been really helpful.
Sharon Winkler Probert
Sam is very professional and made me feel at east. She explains each time what is going to happen and how you might feel. It really helped. Highly recommended
Frequently asked questions
What is hypnotherapy?
When might hypnotherapy be useful?
Since hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, there are many applications. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. It can be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can aid in pain management and help resolve medical conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy. It can also be used by dentists to help patients control their fears or to treat teeth grinding and other oral conditions.
How It Works
Hypnosis is not a psychotherapeutic treatment or a form of psychotherapy, but rather a tool or procedure that helps facilitate various types of therapies and medical or psychological treatments. Only trained health care providers certified in clinical hypnosis can decide, with their patient, if hypnosis should be used along with other treatments. As with psychotherapy, the length of hypnosis treatment varies, depending on the complexity of the problem.
Can Hypnotherapy be dangerous?
Hypnosis in itself is not dangerous but can be harmful if conducted by an unskilled practitioner. For example, a car isn't dangerous but if it is driven by a bad driver it can cause a fatality or a serious road accident.
Can hypnosis help anxiety?
Research has shown that hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder. While under hypnosis, a person with panic disorder may be guided to bring attention to coping with specific symptoms and overcoming limiting behaviors.
Will I still be in control of myself?
This is by far the most common question i'm asked before a session. My clients are often concerned that if they really submit to the relaxation of hypnosis and go fully into a trance like state that they will no longer be in control of themselves and can be easily controlled by the person that is hypnotising them. But be assured that you are still fully in control of yourself when you are hypnotised. You are still conscious, but your conscious mind is extremely relaxed. No one can take control of you and make you do stupid things while you’re hypnotised unless you allow it.
Does hypnotherapy work on children
Yes, Hypnotherapy is often used to treat children that have behavioural disorders and children that have had traumatic events happen to them. Some Hypnotherapists have found that using hypnosis as a method of treating night terrors for children under 10 years old can be more effective than other treatments because putting the children in a deep hypnotic state before bed relaxes their brain enough that they don’t have night terrors. If your child is having night terrors and has not responded well to other treatments using hypnosis is an option you should discuss with your doctor.
Do I need to see a hypnotherapist more than once?
Another frequently asked question about hypnosis is “how many sessions will I need?” You most likely will need more than one session with a hypnotherapist to solve your problem, depending on what it is. Most people see noticeable results after just one session so you might not need extensive hypnosis or months of treatment in order to eliminate your problem, but it will almost always take more than one session for you to see any kind of noticeable results for psychological problems.
What is psychotherapy?
A counsellor will utilise psychotherapy to help clients with longer-term mental health concerns and have the training to reflect this.
What is the difference between a counselor and a psychotherapist?
Counseling focuses on specific issues and is designed to help a person address a particular problem, such as addiction or stress management. ... Psychotherapy is more long-term than counseling and focuses on a broader range of issues
What is Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT)
Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT) is a developing area rapid change work that explores the area of undesired emotions and our ways of being.
What qualifications do you have?
I have a Batchelors Degree in Psychology and membership to the British Pyschological society
Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. A free 30 minute consultation to discuss the treatment options available to you either via telephone, skype or Zoom.