Sian is a cognitive behaviour therapist and also a clinical hypnotherapist, having trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the College of Clinical Hypnosis. Four years ago Sian relocated her Harley Street practice to her native North East after 26 years in central London. Sian now runs her private clinic in Gosforth and also owns a training academy to help organisations with stress reduction. Sian’s approach is to help people become their own therapists, whether they come to see her for panic attacks, depression or OCD (she covers a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues). She says: “My sessions are a safe place to offload, understand yourself and make positive changes that can be maintained.” I like my clients to learn self-acceptance which is accepting that you are still awesome, despite all your faults and human fallibilities; these can be worked on as part of an ongoing self-development. As well as adults, Sian also works with children and teenagers with complex issues such as eating disorders, separation anxiety and selective mutism.