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About me

About me...

Hello.  I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor and a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, specialising in stress and anxiety-related conditions.  I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (Dip CBH) and a Diploma in Stress Management & Resilience Building (Dip SMRB).  Plus, I am a Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner and I have further specialised hypnotherapy training in insomnia and smoking cessation.  My CBH qualification and training is through the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, which runs the only hypnotherapy training programme to be approved by The British Psychological Society.  The Diplomas are verified by the national awarding organisation, NCFE.

I am registered/accredited practitioner with, and a member of, the following organisations and registers and adhere to all relevant Codes of Ethics and professional standards:

• British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

• National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)

•The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)*

*The Department of Health recommends that, if you are looking for a hypnotherapist, you consult with someone who is CNHC registered.

I have a current enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB) certificate for working with children, young adults and vulnerable adults.  I also have professional indemnity insurance.

I have the following qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Humanities (Psychology & Sociology

  • Level IV Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Dip CBH

  • Diploma in Stress Management & Resilience Building Dip SMRB

  • Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner CHBP

  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in Insomnia

  • Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy in Smoking Cessation

  • Level II Certificate in Counselling

  • Level III Certificate in Counselling

  • Certificate of Achievement in ‘Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT’, University of Reading

  • Diploma in Personal Nutrition (Distinction)

[I complete many hours of continuing professional development each year to keep my skills current.]

My background is in the management and development of family support teams and information services within children and family services. I am very keen to use my previous experience to support those affected by stress, and associated disorders, to improve their mental health and well-being.

I am working with clients across South East London and north Kent, particularly Bexley, Bickley, Blackheath, Bromley, Catford, Chislehurst, Eltham, Grove Park, Lewisham, Mottingham, Orpington, Petts Wood, Sidcup.

I work predominantly in Chislehurst, although home visits can be arranged (an additional charge may be incurred for home visits).

Sarah Bourne  BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Dip CBH, Dip SMRB, CHBP

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