Consultations & Fees

Consultations & Fees

Consultations and Fees for Hynpotherapy, NLP & Coaching Treatments

Sara Howard is pleased to offer you an initial telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes FREE.

The object of this consultation is to discuss your specific situation. During this consultation she will determine whether coaching or brief therapy is appropriate for your needs. She will also explain the procedures and how they work. Sara will not progress to face-to-face consultations until after this session has been completed.

Payment method is either by cash, paypal or electronic transfer.

General Therapy Consultation fees (excluding smoking cessation) are normally charged as follows:

Aston Clinton and Wheatley £60 (per 55 mins session and £80 (per 90 mins session)

Kings Langley £70 (per 55 mins session) and £90 (85 mins)

London) £100 (per 55 mins session)

Sara Howard will help you to assess the cost of your treatment plan. The information below is intended as a general guide.

Suggestion Hypnotherapy/NLP

Are you concerned about phobias, fears and anxieties?

An integrated approach of hypnotherapy and NLP can often provide fast help in 2-3 sessions. For example, you may want to reduce a fear of flying, a fear of heights, of examination anxieties, public speaking, or blushing situations. Suggestion therapy can also give you a great confidence boost.

Fee structure – please see General Therapy Consultation Fees above.

Smoking Cessation

This is usually 1-2 sessions of approximately 90 mins each and can be discussed with Sara Howard during your extended free phone consultation.

Please note: if you are suffering from anxiety and stress, it is useful to have an extra session so that you can learn simple stress management techniques and discuss your work/life balance and diet.

Weight Control

This is usually a 3 session programme.

The charge rate is based on 85/90 mins for each extended session and standard fees above apply.

Therapy for Young People

For example, suggestion therapy can help with the following: nail biting, hair pulling, eating disorders, social anxiety.  Please enquire for full details.

Concessions

Sara offers a reduced fee structure to people who are on low incomes, or unemployed. This includes students, senior citizens or people who are in part-time employment.

Confidentiality

You are guaranteed that any communication will be conducted in the strictest confidence and Sara Howard adheres to the GHR’s professional National Code of Ethics, the International Stress Management Association and the Association for Coaching.

Payment Method

Payment may be made by cash, paypal, or electronic transfer.  Please ask Sara Howard for further details.

Deposit – Please note that at all locations a deposit of £50 is required to secure your appointment. This amount will be deducted from the cost of your final session.

Inspired for Change’s Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy for London, Aston Clinton, Kings Langley clinic locations is subject to 48 hours notice. Therefore, any cancellations should be made at least 48 hours before the scheduled appointment.  Cancellations of less than 24 hours notice may incur up to 100% of the session’s charge rate, and Sara Howard reserves the right to charge and apply this policy. Other cancellations of less than 48 hours will incur room charges . Telephone cancellations (NOT EMAIL) – 01296 634921 or 07827 505389.

About Hypnotherapy

About Hypnotherapy

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. 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. During your treatment you will be awake and aware of everything that’s going on. Hypnosis involves an altered state of awareness, called trance. Trance is a normal process. In our everyday lives, we utilise a number of different trance states while we remain awake. For example, you may notice this when you are a passenger in a car, or on a long train journey. Trance can take you inward to a particular memory. Now you understand the link between hypnosis and the trance. It is during such a trance state, that the hypnotherapist works with the client to gain agreement between their conscious and unconscious mind, and to enable beneficial change.

Hypnosis is a pleasant experience and the process involves suggestion and agreement, often through utilising metaphor. The object in gaining agreement is to facilitate change in current limiting patterns of thinking and behaviour, and to suggest new ideas that will empower you towards specific changes you want to make.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and NLP can work well with conventional medical treatments; however, they are not a substitute for medical treatment and we are required to state that if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, or suspect you have a medical condition, you should consult your General Practitioner before commencing any form of alternative therapy treatment.

DISCLAIMER – Testimonials are provided for you to view results from hypnotherapy NLP and coaching and any claims on the website are people’s personal experiences. Since results may vary from person to person Sara is unable to offer guarantees of success. If you are interested in hypnotherapy NLP or coaching, Sara offers a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes to help you to determine whether therapy or coaching may be beneficial for you.

About Hypno-Psychotherapy

About Hypno-Psychotherapy

How Hypnosis and Psychotherapy Can Help You ….

Hypno-Psychotherapy can help to bring about positive change and a new direction. People often describe a belief of being held back by unwanted psychological thoughts and feelings and the behaviours this can lead to such as unwanted fears and phobias. Psychotherapy can help a person to understand the cause behind these unwanted thoughts and feelings. Through discussion and analysis, psychotherapy can help to change negative patterns of behaviour to more enabling new patterns. Hypnotherapy and NLP are part of the enabling tools to this process in helping to guide you towards your desired outcome.

Hypno-psychotherapy and NLP, through the processes of reframing, suggestion and visualisation can help to increase motivation levels as a person experiences the feeling of freedom in finding a new way forward. For example, some people describe the experience of unwanted daily anxiety, created by the replay of their internal inner voice as critic, replaying unwanted past scenarios, and forecasting the future situations. If we experience frustration, upset or anger, this can have a negative impact on our confidence and self esteem through the wider transference into our communication and the behaviours we exhibit to others.

Please see the list of Treatments to see where hypnosis, psychotherapy and NLP may help you.

Call me for an initial free consultation and your personal assessment plan.

Sara Howard, Inspired for Change, Telephone 01296 634921.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Complementary therapies such as hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and NLP can work well with conventional medical treatments; however, they are not a substitute for medical treatment and we are required to state that if you have been diagnosed with a medical condition, or suspect you have a medical condition, you should consult your General Practitioner before commencing any form of alternative therapy treatment.

DISCLAIMER – Testimonials are provided for you to view results from hypnotherapy NLP and coaching and any claims on the website are people’s personal experiences. Since results may vary from person to person Sara is unable to offer guarantees of success. If you are interested in hypnotherapy NLP or coaching, Sara offers a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes to help you to determine whether therapy or coaching may be beneficial for you.

 

About NLP

About NLP

What Change would your like to make?
I can benefit my clients through offering NLP (where appropriate) in conjunction with Hypnotherapy. The two work very well together and strengthen the process of beneficial new change. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) was developed by studying and modelling the strategies of successful people, including Milton Erickson, a doctor who understood how language influences mental states. NLP creates states that are useful in situations where motivation and goals are sought, such as in personal development, in business related issues or sports performance. NLP is also highly successful in curing fears and phobias, which can limit a person’s potential and lower confidence.

What you will gain from Hypnosis and NLP 
Your session will include instruction in how to achieve self-hypnosis which will let you have the control to strengthen and to set up states to achieve positive outcomes in specific situations. You will feel more enabled, at peace with yourself and more creative. Self-hypnosis can be used for power-napping states and business people or parents with hectic schedules find this a useful tool as it enables them to feel refreshed for their coming meetings or to calm down and avoid stress during the rush of the day. For example, sports competitors or those preparing for exams, find self-hypnosis useful in maintaining calm states of being before the event.

Personal Development Coaching

Personal Development Coaching

Life Coaching … Business Coaching … Executive Coaching … Sports Performance Coaching

How can Coaching benefit you? Coaching can help You to reach your full potential.

A Coach can offer a supportive environment in which to help you to make beneficial changes and plan realistic new goals. A Coach offers a Client a supportive and motivating environment in which to allow the Client to explore new ideas and new ways forward through realistic task setting in a framework which allows the client to be motivated and committed towards their desired goals. Some of the areas Coaching can help you with include:

* Change Negative Dynamics and Improve Motivation
* Create Your Health & Wellbeing, Plan
* Improve Your Work/Life Balance
* Manage Career Development and Transition
* Improve Sports Performance focus and Concentration
* Confidence Public Speaking, & Communication Skills

Coaching can therefore be highly beneficial for many areas of well being, including personal development or change. Do you want a better focus and calm control of your life? Coaching is about using your resources and helping you to develop your strengths and can provide impetus in having someone to talk to and as a reliable means to help you to maintain your motivation. My typical coaching client situations include: –

* Managers balancing change, leadership styles and corporate responsibility
* Young entrepreneurs building start up companies, balancing numerous roles
* People changing careers or seeking to further their career development
* Sports people and performance – improving focus, concentration and goal setting
* People wanting to improve their daily life, wellbeing and relationships

How do you see your Future Potential? Coaching is different to psychotherapy.  Coaching’s fundamental belief is that it is future focused, and for the client this means that coaching is an enabling and motivational challenging and strategic, whilst therefore being open to change, coaching is also realistic. As a coach my task is to help you by acting as a sounding board by helping you towards desired outcomes by guiding you at different stages. This includes devising agreed strategies towards your goal. The important point is in realistic goal setting and achievable tasks towards reaching your goal so that over time, you increase your motivation levels, step by step as you get closer to your achievement and your confidence grows.

Perhaps you would like help in making a major change in your life, changes such as career development, public speaking appointments, competitive sports performance, or perhaps you have been through a divorce or an emotional change in your life. Coaching is about using your resources and helping you to develop your strengths

Do you feel something is holding you back? If  so, ask Sara for a free phone consultations to discuss your option and the best way forward.

Sara is an experienced Personal Development and Business Coach She offers tailored sessions to suit each individual client’s needs. her methodology is solution focused to your needs. Telephone coaching is also available.

Sara Howard, Inspired for Change, Telephone 01296 634921. or 07827 505389

 

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

Quit Smoking Hypnosis

Would you like to stop the unhealthy habit of smoking with Quit Smoking Hypnosis?

Imagine the sense of freedom and control you can regain as a non-smoker!

Most people are aware that smoking is a habit and it carries health risks for the individual. Smoking also has unhealthy secondary affects for people who come into regular contact with you, as proven in various medical reports. Smoking is now considered to be very anti-social.

Smoking is often used by a person as part of their daily strategy. This strategy can mask a number of different issues. The reasons why a person started smoking may have been formed many years ago and can vary considerably. For example, reasons may have included a want of social involvement with a group who were smokers, or it may have occurred as a result of a trauma, and the habit formed and continued in the belief that it helped to deal with the subsequent emotion. For some people the habit of smoking may have developed as a way to enable them to take time out for themselves. People often continue in the mistaken belief that smoking actually helps to get them through the day and perhaps to cope with issues at work. Smoking can become a substitute for something that is lacking in life.

Why not take control now and stop smoking!

Free consultation before session. This is an important free telephone screening consultation session to assess your level of motivation to stop smoking. I will not waste your time and money or recommend that you proceed unless I am convinced that you have the motivation to stop the habit of smoking. This involves being able to satisfactorily work with the therapeutic interventions to enable you to become a non-smoker.

My session(s) includes teaching you coping mechanisms and visualisation techniques so as to fully enable you towards feelings of control and confidence.

Find out more – Telephone 07827 505389 or 01296 634921

DISCLAIMER – Testimonials are provided for you to view results from hypnotherapy NLP and coaching and any claims on the website are client’s personal experiences. Since results may vary from person to person Sara is unable to offer guarantees of success. If you are interested in hypnotherapy NLP or coaching, Sara offers a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes to help you to determine whether therapy or coaching may be beneficial for you.

If so, please read my featured Case study. This descriptive report contains explanations regarding smoking and the unconscious hold this habit can have over a person. It also describes the type of successful hypnotic and NLP interventions I have used to help clients to stop this habit.

 

 

Lose Weight Hypnosis

Lose Weight Hypnosis

Lose Weight Hypnosis and Weight Management Hypnosis

Do you want to take control of overeating or unwanted comfort eating? Has it all just become a habit?

You could enjoy an individually designed Weight Management Programme for beneficial change

I see a variety of clients for issues relating to weight control. Some have just developed an unhealthy habit of excess eating, however, a major emotional issue for many is comfort eating and this can cause distress at any age due to the impact on a person’s confidence of the generally unwanted extra kilos. Excess weight can spoil a person’s enjoyment and participation in certain sporting activities,restricting their ability to be healthy and fit.

Unfortunately, comfort eating can make a person feel very good for a short time, and often takes on an emotion. Many people report that certain events occurred in their past – events which haven’t been dealt with. So it becomes ‘comforting’ for them to reach for a slice of cake or bar of chocolate. Other people report how the stresses of daily life can make it very easy to eat certain foods that we’re all inclined to believe make us feel better (the sugar rush). However, the problem sets in when it becomes a daily habit and we don’t even consciously think before we reach for an extra portion, or favourite pudding. We feel bad afterwards but then the cycle continues into a pattern of overeating.

Comfort eating is actually tied to a range of different emotions and it may be that certain foods give people a sense of security or an emotion that replaces what is missing in their life. Therefore, on a deeper level, my treatment would involve guiding you towards acknowledging the old belief driving why you comfort eat.

Reasons for comfort eating also include issues such as boredom, stress and anxiety, insecurity, wanting a reward, feeling loneliness and possibly feeling or getting over a rejection. Often, there is something missing in life! And therefore if such a situation has continued for a long period in your life, it is important in the treatment that we motivate your life with suitable positive alternatives too.

You can start to regain control of your life

Therefore, as well as giving interventions for weight control, part of the successful therapy plan I use, involves finding out what may be missing in life and finding something positive to help replace this with. For example, one 30 something client told me she had always wanted to be able to go to the gym and the swimming pool and feel happy to wear her swimsuit, and having lost weight, she now has the confidence to do this. A male client told me he’d always wanted to go mountain walking at weekends, and now he can get fit enough to do this and be able to keep up with his friends.

What beneficial change would weight control bring to your life?

For weight control, my model involves advanced hypnotic and NLP techniques within a coaching model combined to suit your personal situation and to develop a feeling of confidence and control, whilst still allowing you to have a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food. Please ask Sara for further details.

Gain confidence. Call Sara on 01296 634921

Free consultation before session.
This is an important free telephone screening consultation session to assess your level of motivation to manage your weight. I will not waste your time and money or recommend you to proceed unless we are both convinced that you have the desire to satisfactorily work with the therapeutic interventions to enable you to take control of your weight.

DISCLAIMER – Testimonials are provided for you to view results from hypnotherapy NLP and coaching and any claims on the website are people’s personal experiences. Since results may vary from person to person Sara is unable to offer guarantees of success. If you are interested in hypnotherapy NLP or coaching, Sara offers a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes to help you to determine whether therapy or coaching may be beneficial for you.

Hypnosis for Public Speaking

Hypnosis for Public Speaking

Do you have a Fear of Public Speaking? 

Have you considered Hypnosis for Public Speaking? A fear of public speaking is actually a common situation for many people and the severity of the symptoms can vary. It can develop into a social anxiety and sometimes into a phobic state with unwanted symptoms, including severe blushing and palpitations. The anxiety is heightened by a fear of expectations, and of being focused on, rather like feeling you are the wanted centre of attention.

Change is possible with Advanced Hypnotherapy and NLP techniques .

Hypnosis for Public Speaking treatment strategy involves helping a client to a position of calm, learning progressive relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis (simple visualisation) so that a person is enabled with a sense of control towards examining the fear. Further techniques involve supportive ego -strengthening techniques to rebuild confidence. Sometimes a person’s fear or phobia may be linked to past or present anxieties and worries and these may not always be in the person’s conscious mind. Other stages of therapy include desensitisation towards the fear itself. With the use of projected hypnotic visualisation and specific NLP techniques new levels of coping can be achieved. Therapy is then used towards rehearsing with the client an ability to cope successfully in what were previously difficult situations and this is undertaken hypnotically when the client is under relaxation techniques.

Length of Treatment – this depends upon the history surrounding the symptoms and can range from 2-4 sessions.

Please telephone Sara on 01296 634921 0r 07827 505389 to discuss your situation and have a free phone consultation!

Hypnosis for Social Anxiety

Hypnosis for Social Anxiety

Have you considered trying Hypnosis for Social Anxiety?
Stress and Social Anxiety can leave a person feeling alone and unable to relax with their friends.

Many people suffer at some time in their lives from stress or anxiety related issues. For some, this can spoil their ability to integrate fully in their working life and social life

When Hypnotherapy is combined with NLP it becomes a highly effective treatment for anxiety related issues and this includes panic attacks.

The method I use is very thorough and I tailor it to each individual’s personal situation. The diagnosis includes assessing your current lifestyle, and also your past history and anything that may still be impacting on your life. Treatment looks at want to achieve and how you are actually visualising your future life. For example, at your belief structure, the expectations you place upon yourself and your current reflexes and behaviour to specific situations.

The treatment methodology

this takes into account the best relaxation and therapeutic techniques to suit you and through integrating gradual levels of hypnosis and NLP, you will learn to respond to positive conditioning and new impulses, as we dissolve old disabling patterns of thinking. For example, we often unconsciously respond to negative triggers or engage in distorted patterns of thought, both of which influence our behaviour and general mood. Therefore, I will work with you to enable you to become more aware of triggers or unconscious negative responses and where appropriate, to help you to acknowledge and replace them with realistic, and more enabling beliefs.

The aim is to go forward with confidence

Through the sessions, a positive change is established, as we build upon your own inner resources and belief structure. This enables you to move towards your goal, whereby you will remain more calm in challenging situations. The aim is that you develop what is called ego strengthening and you’ll start to notice the difference after the first treatment.

Sara has successfully helped clients with different levels of social anxiety and phobias. She also designs training courses in stress management and related issues for large corporations and firms.

DISCLAIMER – Testimonials are provided for you to view results from hypnotherapy NLP and coaching and any claims on the website are client’s personal experiences. Since results may vary from person to person Sara is unable to offer guarantees of success. If you are interested in hypnotherapy NLP or coaching, Sara offers a free telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes to help you to determine whether therapy or coaching may be beneficial for you.

 

 

Confidence Coaching Programmes

Confidence Coaching Programmes

Are you worried about low confidence and self esteem?

Perhaps it manifests in one of the following: –

Career Change … Relationships … Examinations … Public Speaking & Presentations … Social Events … Social Anxiety?  What does Confidence mean to you?

Perhaps it is many things, of which a main issue is that you would like to feel less anxiety and stress about things? Are you worried that events going on in your life are outside of your control?
Did you know that excessive anxiety and stress can have a negative effect on your personal wellbeing and impact on your confidence?

Many people report to me that the most stressful events are the ones where they feel personally out of control – out of their comfort zone. Does this seem familiar? For some, this may be a fear of public speaking in the workplace (or even at a wedding) For others, it can be the fear associated to redundancy, job change and relocation or low self esteem experienced after acrimonious divorce.

Sometimes, the anxiety symptoms can be physically disabling and some people report an experience of physical panic at the thought of certain situations.

When we have confidence, we feel positive that we can go out and engage in life, enjoying things. When we are confident we can start to develop stress resilience and in basic terms this means we have an inner strength and deeper levels of knowledge in our ability to cope with what comes our way.

Advanced Hypnotherapy, NLP and Coaching techniques can help to rebuild confidence.

Many clients have presented with low confidence and self esteem. Advanced hypnotherapy, NLP and Coaching can help as it focuses our self belief, through the process of ego strengthening, in our abilities to cope. Self belief influences our emotions and our motivation to engage with the world – with ‘our’ world.

If you are suffering from low confidence or simply want to improve you skills, please call Sara to discuss your situation and gain more information. Tel 01296 634921.