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Our Mission

To offer effective skills based solutions to common mental health concerns in Hitchin and surrounding areas, and to offer some more affordable options in private therapies.

Our Values

We strive to go above and beyond for our clients no matter the challenge. We aim to deliver our very best treatment, support and advice every single day across our services.


At the end of treatment we ask our clients one question…What would you say to the next client?

Female, Age 26Recovery from Depression
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"As someone who was quite sceptical of the benefits of CBT and therapy in general, I can say that CBT has been a huge help in helping me identify, understand and accept my emotions and world views. It’s taught me to view situations and life through a more curious and compassionate lens, and while it can seem quite daunting and challenging to begin with, it’s important to persist because through doing so I really feel like I now have the tools to bring out the best and happiest version of myself!"
Male, Age 53Recovery from Trauma
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"I am a man in his early 50's and have always had the strong belief that mental health issues such as anxiety, depression etc. were primarily a weakness and you need to get over it. I was also of the belief that as a man I was not to show any emotions (Again a weakness) or to ask for help. Recent events made me reconsider this position and after taking some advise off friends and family, I sought help through therapy. The therapy sessions made me look at my personal beliefs, the way I view myself, others and the world in general in a new way. During the sessions I had to relive some of the hardest moments in my life and face situations which I was avoiding. The sessions are not easy however, the benefits totally outweigh the difficulties and strong emotions I faced. I honestly do not know if I would be here now to write this if I had not sought help, however I do know for certain that without the therapy sessions I would not be as happy, content with life and able to face future difficulties as I am at present. This process has changed my life and it is visible to my friends and family. If anyone is struggling with any mental health issues, I would encourage them to seek help."
Male, Age 46Recovery from Anxiety
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“I didn’t know what to expect from therapy, I just knew I needed some help making sense of things. What I received was a safe, non-judgemental space to unpack my thoughts and emotions, examine them with objectivity and compassion and re-organise them in a healthier, more positive way. Both my therapist and the overall customer experience far exceeded my expectations. Therapy has given me the tools to be more resilient, more at peace with myself and happier with how I fit into the world.”
Female, Age 32Recovery from PTSD (Road Traffic Collision)
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I highly recommend Sandra as a therapist. She’s been so professional, kind, friendly and supportive throughout my therapy journey. To be honest, prior to our first session I was very sceptical whether it would help with my trauma, but I decided to give myself last chance to change my life for better and restructure my mind and beliefs. Back then I couldn’t quite understand how just talking to someone could make any difference, but after the experience I can truly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for myself. If anyone out there is having the same doubts or worries as me, then please try and contact Sandra. She’s changed my life and I know she doesn’t want to take any credit for it, but I’ll be forever grateful for God sending her my way.
Male, Age 37Recovery from Anxiety
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“Having not tried talking therapy before I wasn’t sure what to expect however Sandra was instrumental in my recovery from a very low place. She guided me through some very tough times and introduced me to new tools and ways of challenging my thinking. This has enabled me to not only recover but also be a much better version of myself. I would highly recommend Sandra to anyone that is looking to take a deep dive on past experiences that have shaped the way we think but also looking to improve their mental health wellbeing into the future.”
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Sandra Brown

I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with years of experience helping others to overcome their common mental health concerns. My main goal is to teach you how to become your own therapist so that you can live the life you want to. But enough about me, come and tell me about you.

Let me help?

Are you ready to break free from persistent patterns of negative thinking, anxiety, or self-doubt? I invite you to discover the transformative benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and unlock a brighter, more empowered version of yourself.


What’s in it for you?


Break Free from Negative Patterns: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is renowned for its effectiveness in identifying and challenging negative thought patterns. By working together, we’ll unravel the threads of self-limiting beliefs and equip you with practical tools to break free from the cycle of negativity.


Manage Anxiety and Stress: If anxiety or stress is holding you back, CBT provides targeted strategies to manage and overcome these challenges. Learn adaptive coping mechanisms that empower you to navigate life’s uncertainties with resilience and confidence.


Enhance Emotional Well-being: CBT isn’t just about addressing challenges; it’s about fostering positive emotional well-being. Discover how to cultivate a more positive mindset, build emotional resilience, and embrace a healthier perspective on life.


Achieve Lasting Change: CBT is solution-focused and goal-oriented. Together, we will set achievable objectives and work towards them, ensuring that you experience tangible, lasting changes in your thoughts, behaviours, and overall well-being.


Customised Approach for Your Needs: Your journey is unique. CBT is highly adaptable, allowing us to tailor our sessions to address your specific concerns. Whether it’s managing stress, overcoming phobias, or improving relationships, together we’ll create a personalised plan to meet your goals.


Empowerment and Self-Discovery: The heart of CBT lies in empowering you to become your own therapist. Through guided exploration and practical exercises, you’ll gain insights into your thought processes and develop the skills to navigate challenges independently, fostering lasting self-discovery.

You can take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling life by scheduling a consultation today. Your transformative journey awaits, and I am here to support you every step of the way.


Whether you decide to book with Elsali CBT or not, I do hope that you feel better soon!


Yours sincerely,

Sandra Brown BSc,  PGCert, PGDip

Director/CBT Therapist

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