SFS Therapy is not taking on any new clients for the foreseeable future

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Professional Standards

client consultation As a registered member of the following organisations: The British Psychological Society (BPS), the Complementary Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), Anxiety UK, Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP), The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (NRPC) and a member of the Institute of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (IBWRT®), I am committed to ensuring high standards are always adhered to and, in accordance with these associations will continue to attend at least two continued professional development (CPD) courses each year.


I have Disclosure and Data Barring Services clearance.


Hypnotherapy & BWRT

A no obligation free first consultation is offered for all therapies. As of September, 2023 fees are:

  • £75 per session for adults
  • £65 per session for under 18’s/Students
  • Some concessions are available

Smoking Cessation Course:

Hypnotherapy – £200.00

BrainWorking Recursive Therapy – £200.00

Two Way Process

Essentially, many of the therapies offered at SFS Therapy are talking therapies.  As outlined by the Mental Health Foundation (www.mentalhealth.org.uk) ‘talking therapies can help you work out how to deal with negative thoughts and make positive changes.  They can help people who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives…’ For talking therapies to be effective the most important aspect is that the therapist and client are comfortable with each other.  If you meet me and feel I am not the right therapist for you then please say; I am more than happy to recommend a therapist who may be more suitable.  Equally, if I feel I am unable to help because I do not feel I have enough experience in a particular area I would be doing you an injustice agreeing to work with you.  Furthermore, therapy, as a two way processes, requires both the therapist and the client to work together; the more effort put in from both sides, the more the client will benefit from therapy.

NHS Choices recommend the client considers the following when choosing a therapist:

  • Trust your gut feeling (does this therapist appear professional to you?)
  • Do you feel comfortable telling this person intimate details about your life?
  • Do you like their manner towards you?
  • Do you trust them?
  • Do you feel safe with them?
  • Do you feel they want what’s best for you?

Whether you decide to have therapy with SFS Therapy or feel another practice is better suited to your needs, always ensure your therapist listens to what you say; values what you say; and shows empathy and understanding (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/pages/counsellors-and-therapists.aspx)

Principles of Confidentiality

It is my intention that all aspects of therapy should, wherever possible remain confidential and information disclosed between the therapist and client remains private.  This relationship of trust is central to the therapeutic process and it is only in rare circumstances that this would be breached.  If the therapist considers the client (or other individuals) to be at risk of harm they have a duty to share this information.  If a client reveals the commission or knowledge of a serious crime the therapist has an ethical duty to report this. The therapist will inform the client if this is to happen.  In the case of risk of harm, this will be qualified by the therapist.  For example, there is a qualitative difference between a client having suicidal thoughts and another informing the therapist that they have planned out their suicide and intend to carry it out very soon.

Notes will be made by the therapist during the therapy session.  A coding system is used for these notes ensuring that the client’s name is not written on the notes.  All notes are stored in a locked filing cabinet and only the therapist has access to these.

SFS Therapy Information Governance Policies and Procedures

Public Liability Insurance

Sue Learoyd-Smith carries full public liability and practice insurance.

Customer Complaints

If a customer wishes to make a complaint, in the first instance they should contact SFS therapy either by telephone, email or in writing.  We will endeavour to respond to your complaint as soon as possible.  Should you feel we have not addressed your concern adequately, please contact the relevant regulating body.


All treatments used at SFS Therapy are based on research and success in clinical practice. As a complementary therapist, not an alternative one, I recognise the importance of working side-by-side with medical practitioners and in certain circumstances (e.g. where there is also a medical condition) will need to request permission to contact your GP prior to providing any treatment.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by SFS Therapy and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website of the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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Contact Sue

To arrange your free initial consultation, or to book an appointment telephone (01793) 677817 or 07876808642.

 Alternatively, you can complete the contact form along with a brief description of the nature of your inquiry.  

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Thank you.


Free 30 Min Consultation

Tel 01793 677817

Tel 07876808642


Business Hours

By Appointment


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