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  Dr Sharie Coombes
Psychotherapist, Neuropsychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Solution-Focused Psychotherapist
Ed.D, MA (PsychPsych), DHypPsych(UK), SQHP, B.Ed.
Registrations: British Psychoanalytic Council, Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists, General Hypnotherapy Register,
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council      


Deciding to work with a therapist to improve your life and visiting my website are excellent first steps towards achieving your goals. 

Working in private practice and the NHS, I am a fully qualified, friendly, respectful and caring psychotherapist and hypnotherapist with up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the most effective techniques which will help you to bring about the changes you have identified. I will not judge you or the problems you choose to share with me.  

I use a careful combination of the best solution-focused clinical hypnotherapy,  motivational interviewing, Mindfulness, CBT, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and NLP methods with adults, couples, families, children and young people and have been able to help clients to move towards a more positive future.

I also run 
Breakthrough Days  well-being training for corporate companies and for education staff from any type or level of school or learning institution which have been very effective at reducing stress and reinvigorating people rapidly. 

Your therapist:
Married with 2 adult children, I live near Brighton and work in private practice and the NHS. You can read my CV here.

Explaining the letters after my name...

Studying linguistic, cognitive, behavioural, social and developmental psychology and undertaking related research projects, I completed my professional doctorate (Ed.D) in 2007 at the University of Brighton. My 100,000 word thesis was externally examined and commended by a BPS registered Chartered Psychologist.

MA (PsychPsych)
I was awarded (with distinction in all units) the clinical Post-Graduate MA in Psychological Therapies (psychodynamic psychotherapy, systemic, CBT and Mindfulness) for Children, Adolescents and Families (Multi-Disciplinary Practice) from the *Tavistock and Portman NHS Clinic in London, specialising in working with looked-after children and in the use of neuroscience in psychotherapy.  The Tavistock clinic is the country's leading NHS mental health training hospital and internationally renowned clinic, where I hold the post of Honorary Psychotherapist in the Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care team within the Child and Family Department. Tavi qualifications are accredited by the University of East London. I have registration and accreditation with the TSP (Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists) and the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council).

DHypPsych(UK), SQHP
I qualified as a solution-focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist with the prestigious 'Uncommon Knowledge' training school at Brighton University and am accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Register as a Senior Hypnotherapist, having gained the Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice. I keep my knowledge current by reading new research, by being a member of a local 'action learning' group of like-minded therapists and by undertaking ongoing further study in advanced, post-graduate clinical hypnotherapy and psychotherapy with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy to achieve UKCP registration as an advanced hypnotherapist and psychotherapist.

I have worked in education and higher education for 30 years teaching children and adults and working as a primary school headteacher for 10 years, a local authority education adviser and an employed education consultant. Training adults and developing their talents and skills have been a core part of my work.

*The Tavistock & Portman has a worldwide reputation for therapeutic approaches in mental health and is a leading provider of post-graduate training and academic courses for mental health and social care professions.

I have full professional indemnity insurance, enhanced CRB clearance and work within the  BPC, GHR and CNHC codes of ethics and local authority guidelines.

I would feel privileged to be the therapist you choose to help make those changes.
You will be in safe hands at

Breakthrough Hypnotherapy Solutions.



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