Welcome to Sarah Ariss Cognitive Hypnotherapy.

Sarah Ariss. B.A (Hons), HPD, DipCHyp, NLP Master Prac.


January 2024 

As we head into a new year you may be wondering whether this is the year that gives you change. If you would like to chat about how I could help you create that change then do feel free to get in touch. Whether you prefer to work in person or via video call we can find a way. 

In the past 8 years I have worked with clients from across the world and maybe this is the year that we work together. Have a little look at my Testimonial page for an idea of how it feels to be in therapy with me and then get in touch. I know that it can feel scary to send that email or make that call, but I promise I will make it as comfortable as possible for you.

Wishing you the best of new years... and I look forward to chatting with you.


Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Herts.

Hello and welcome to my website.

If you are experiencing anxiety in your life, if you feel lost and out of control then I would love to be able to help you. I work with people who often feel overwhelmed with worry. Guiding clients to a safer, more comfortable place, is what I am trained to do as a QCH Therapist. Anxiety does not need to be in your life – whether it’s connected to work, school or some other area – we can work together at your pace to make life what you want it to be.

There is a great deal of information around this site; but you are also welcome to contact me and arrange a time to talk in a complimentary telephone consultation. My details are at the end of this page for you and I will happily answer any questions you might have.

Therapy to help you live your life well.

Sometimes life feels hard. Talking to a therapist is a safe, effective way of getting yourself back on track. My clients are people just like you, who have decided to find help, to be able to live their lives well.

Sarah Ariss

About Me...

I live in Welwyn Garden City with my husband,our grown up sons dipping into family life between travel and work. I grew up in a family of four children where my dad was a GP and my mum a nurse. My dad was ahead of his time, using hypnosis in his work with patients, mainly for pain relief and relaxation, so growing up with hypnosis, for us, was nothing unusual! I am an experienced QCH Therapist, having qualified and been in full time practice since 2016. I also work as Training Manager at The Quest Institute, co-training with the founder of QCH, Trevor Silvester.

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Cognitive Hypnotherapy

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a flexible, modern talking therapy that has the needs of the client at its heart. Each client is an individual with their own very specific issues and Cognitive Hypnotherapy offers a bespoke approach, drawing from a variety of therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP and Traditional Hypnotherapy…

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How Can I Help You?

There are times in life when we all struggle. We can be feeling a specific fear or problem… or maybe we just can’t put a name to the feeling… we just feel stuck. Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a talking therapy that is solution based. That is… we talk about your problem, but focus on your solution.

Solution focused therapy in a calm, welcoming practice.

With the majority of clients I work online, via Zoom. This allows me to help people from all over the world and gives a flexibility of service that makes therapy so much more accessible. I also run a friendly, welcoming practice at Wheathampstead Well-being, where I offer in person appointments. We can work together to help you move to where you want to be in your life. Sessions, whether face to face or online, are confidential, structured and solution focused, with support between appointments and a calm, gentle approach. We don’t spend hours going over and over your problem, but work towards the future with positivity. I offer practical techniques to help you live your everyday life in the way you want to, whilst tackling the deeper structure of what’s going on for you.


Clinic Hours & Online

09:00 to 19:00 (13.30 to 17:30 at Wheathampstead Well-being)
09:00 to 19:00
09:00 to 19:00
  • For online bookings I can be more flexible and can work to find a time that suits us both.
  • For complimentary telephone consultations, to discuss whether we are the right fit to work together, please email or call and we can organise a time to suit us both.

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