Welcome to Cognitive Freedom

Helping people become emotionally resilient, self dependent and free from negative emotional baggage.


How I can help

Hello and welcome I'm Barbara Cross,  I am a fully qualified DBS registered Cognitive Hypnotherapist. 

I help people overcome a wide range of everyday issues such as fear of flying, fear of creepy crawlies,  anxiety regarding a number of areas including exams, sport tournaments, public speaking, together with issues of depression, PTSD, OCD and many other areas.

Often a lot of these issues are based on unconscious behaviour and working with me a more beneficial behaviour can be developed.

How this could be what you've been looking for

Working with me, my clients learn techniques, which can enable them to overcome personal and professional obstacles.

I assist my clients to lead happier, more fulfilled and less stressful lives.

I can help with overcoming anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),  fear of public speaking, phobias, fear of flying or feeling that life isn't all that it could be, amongst other challenges.  

Cognitive Freedom can be what you're looking for.

What it's all about

My clients receive a flexible, modern approach utilising Cognitive Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Evolutionary Psychology, Schema Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Theory.

I encourage client communication between each session as I find it enhances client awareness, active participation and progress.

With each individual client, I create a bespoke treatment plan, including audio downloads within a therapeutic framework.

Why it can work

Our minds hold unconscious behaviour patterns which relay fears, instincts, what drives us, phobias, anxieties amongst other things.  All behaviours have a positive intention but sometimes these unconscious behaviours stop being beneficial.

A common unconscious behaviour is being frightened of spiders. How many of us still squeal or flinch when we see one!  You probably don’t know exactly why you are afraid of them and why you keep reacting the way you do - but this is just an example of an unconscious behaviour.  

Working together unconscious behaviours can be overcome.

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Contact Me

Drop me a line at barbaracross@cognitivefreedom.co.uk

Better still, give me a call on 07979 800347

I love it when people want to find out more and welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can work together to create the changes you seek.

I offer 1 to 1 sessions both in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and over the internet utilising ZOOM. Each session is 55 minutes and costs £80.    

A package of 4 sessions is £300.   

Cognitive Freedom

The Southdown Clinic, 136a Southdown Road, Harpenden, England AL5 1PU, United Kingdom

07979 800347


Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 10pm

Saturday: 9 - 1pm

Sunday: 9 - 1pm