Sarah Mortimer is a Bristol-based Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist, having had thousands of hours in clinical practice, and is one of Bristol's Senior Clinicians.
Sarah first became interested in Complementary Therapies and Hypnotherapy in 2001 when she was at University. She was so impressed with the effectiveness of these therapies at helping reduce stress and anxiety that she decided to train in Complementary Therapies and then Hypnotherapy.
Through seeing many clients over the years for various complementary therapies, Sarah started to notice how some people struggled to cope with their thought processes and emotions when faced with certain situations or when a significant life event occurred, while others were able to remain positive, focus on what they wanted and get through their hardships. She increasingly became more interested in this and her desire to help her clients overcome their problems and move forward in their lives grew stronger. Many of the clients who went to see Sarah were suffering with stress and anxiety and she became fascinated at how the mind works and how we create unnecessary anxiety for ourselves by thinking negatively. Her thirst for knowledge and desire to help people culminated in her embarking on studying Hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is a combination of Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. The Psychotherapy in itself is extremely beneficial and its effects are enhanced by the application of Hypnosis, which enables you to make positive changes. Sarah is very integrative with her approach, tailoring her sessions to the individual and draws from the fields of Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
Sarah offers Hypnotherapy sessions at The Harbourside Practice on Redcliffe Parade East, Bristol.
Sarah studied at two very prestigious Hypnotherapy colleges, The Clifton Practice in Bristol and the Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis in Bournemouth, where she received a Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (HPD) and a Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (DHP). She has also trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in which she achieved the Practitioner Diploma.
In addition to these, Sarah has attend numerous shorter courses to expand her knowledge including working with children, insomnia and sleep disorders, Eriksonian indirect suggestion, self hypnosis, treating intrusive thoughts and inner critical voices, and hypnotic phenomenon.
Sarah is currently studying towards an Advanced Hypnotherapy Diploma.
Sarah is a fully insured Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), one of the main professional bodies for hypnotherapy in the UK, and has been awarded Accreditation with them due to her considerable practical experience in the profession.
Sarah has appeared on local Bristol radio discussing various aspects of health and hypnotherapy.
Nov 2013 - Sarah was a guest speaker on BBC Radio Bristol discussing Hypnotherapy and Phobias, in particular Spider Phobias.
Jul 2012 - Sarah had an article published in the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) quarterly Journal about her experience on the Radio and her advice to those who have not experienced it before. Read the article "Listen Very Carefully with Phil Hammond's special guest - Sarah Mortimer"
Oct 2011 - Sarah was a guest speaker on Dr Phil Hammond's BBC Radio Bristol Show. Listen to Sarah speak about Hypnotherapy and Seasonal Affective Disorder on the YouTube video below.