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One of the Top 3 Hypnotherapy Business in Bridgend 2023

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

A combination of psychotherapy and hypnosis

Working together, we can achieve the best possible results. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy is a type of talking therapy, combining the use of hypnosis with psychotherapy.  This type of therapy employs the best elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro- Linguistic Programming ( NLP) to help you to become more confident, enthusiastic and excited about your life and become the best version of you. Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, and positive change. When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. We can develop the abilities that enable desired changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviours to be possible. 

About Me

My name is Sarah and I am a mother to 5 children. I have lived in the Bridgend area for most of my life and have had my fair share of difficulties throughout my fifty years.  I lost my dad at the tender age of 16 and my first husband at the age of 42.  I have been through various stressful and emotional times, but although difficult times, I am a resilient and positive person who believes that life is too short to not enjoy life and make the most of every minute.  

20 years ago I started working with children and young people within the care system, assisting them with their education.  During this time I qualified as a Thrive Approach Practitioner, working therapeutically with children and young people 

After being made redundant, I started my own business working as an independent Thrive Practitioner and Trained as a trainer of the approach, delivering training to primary and secondary school staff to work with children and young people who are struggling.  I also became a foster carer for a few years too.

Fast forward to 2022, I remarried and we had a fabulous wedding with friends and family around us.

With regard to my career, having worked with children for so many years I wanted to reach out in other ways to adults as well, using my knowledge of neuroscience and the workings of the mind.  I was fascinated by the way that hypnosis is able to change the way our brain processes information and alongside psychotherapy is able to change our mindset to help so many people with such a varied list of problems. Therefore after a lot of research, I discovered Solution Focused Hypnotherapy and was really interested in how the focus is on finding solutions rather than focusing on the past.  So I trained as a Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist with the Clifton Practice, the renowned training school in Bristol and qualified with a Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy.




Consultation Sofa

This is the area that we have the Initial Consultation.  When you first arrive I will ask you to take a seat so that we can get to know each other and gather some information. At the end of the initial consultation, I will send you a free MP3 recording via email . We also sit here at the beginning of every session to enable us to catch up and get you in a positive frame of mind before hopping on the couch.  To see a video of what to expect when you first arrive for your Initial Consultation please click here

Hypnotherapy Couch

Each week, once we have had a catch up on the sofa and we have you in a positive state of mind, you will hop onto the couch and you can have a blanket to put over you to cwtch up.  I will then ask when you are comfortable to just close you eyes and we will begin.  I have candles lit around the room and play plinky plonk music to enhance the relaxation experience. The trance experience will be similar to listening to the recording, but with the addition of the solution focused questioning to enable us to bring about the changes that are required.


Since the pandemic, Online hypnotherapy has been extremely successful and is just as effective as face to face.  This is done via a variety of platforms but mainly via Microsoft Teams.  This enables me to work with anyone, anywhere.  

Clinical Outcomes Research Programme

This programme is a measuring tool that I use within my practice.  It enables me to show the client the improvements that they are making each week.  Corp also enables me to see how the practice is doing overall.

Where am I?

The practice is based at my house in Pencoed, Bridgend.  To find it you can use your sat nav, but sometimes it may take you to a different part of the road.  If you can make your way to Pencoed Primary School, the house is the second house down from the school by the pedestrian crossing here


There is no parking at the premises, but down a side street opposite the dentist there is a free car park which is just a 2 minute walk from the practice.  For a map of directions from the car park to the practice please click here

Hypnotherapy for children

Hypnotherapy is suitable for children age five years and up. Children have an amazing imagination making it easier for them to respond to hypnosis.  For your peace of mind, I have a current enhanced DBS which enables me to work with children and I also have over 20 years experience of working with children and young people.  Discounts are available for children.  Please see prices

What does it help with?

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help alleviate such a wide range of symptoms. It can offer a solution to the following: