Holcombe Health Clinic
Holcombe Park, Curtis Way
About your Confidence Coach
I am a Qualified Hypnotherapist, with NLP training and other skills and techniques, I am also a qualified Trainer, working in the Medway and Kent area. I have many years experience working with people of all levels, firstly as a nurse, and latterly with the long term unemployed - helping them back into the work place, through looking at key strengths and developing their confidence and self esteem. I have also, like many people worked through adversity, so though I am trained, I also know what it is like to feel anxious and have no confidence.
I chose to become a Hypnotherapist because it complements my other skills, and it is a wonderful tool for aiding relaxation, promoting good sleep and helping deal with core issues at a deep level, in an effective way.
Confidence, Self worth or Self esteem is from within, and underpins all that we do. With an inner confidence in ourselves and our choices we can reach our full potential and feel happier, living a happier life in the way we choose to live it. Having confidence in yourself will have positive effects on your personal and working relationships, with your job or business, not worrying about what people may think, being able to promote yourself and if you are a business owner - your business, and having confidence to say YES to what you do want and NO to what you don't.
I believe that everyone has the right and the power within them, to live a happy healthy life, by making positive changes and making choices about the way they live.
Sometimes you can easily see the changes that need to be made, and feel motivated and confident enough to do this on your own. There are also times when certain changes seem like climbing a mountain, or you run out of steam, or just don't know how to take the next step - that is where I can help.
We work in partnership and find the way that works for you. Using Hypnotherapy and combination of techniques and tools to get you back on track. I work on a client centred approach, meaning I am adaptable to your requirements and needs, and though the sessions are facilitated by me, the sessions are lead by you and you are always in control of the process, and we work very much together on finding your solutions.
What can I help with?
I can aid with many things from helping you manage and control anxieties in many areas of life, Like exams, a driving test or debilitating anxiety. Help you to gain confidence in your decisions - accepting the past and being motivated to make the changes that really matter to you.
Find out what is holding you back, so you can unlock potential personally, professionally and in performance or sports. To have the Confidence to go for an interview, to do presentations or to change direction, finding your strengths and skills. How to look differently at personal issues and people in your life.
I am experienced, caring and understanding, offering a confidential, non-judgemental service at all times.
You can see videos and more information on my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Skills and experience in Employability
previously working as an RGN
Fully Qualified Trainer - I run Motivational courses, which are great fun.
I am fully insured
Registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and General Hypnotherapy Standards Council GHSC
Continued professional development and supervision
Over the years all the roles I have undertaken have involved working with people of all ages, from being a fully qualified nurse and now as a Hypnotherapist.
My passion is empowering people to help themselves and I really enjoy what I do.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Confidence with Interviews
Looking at changing career
Confidence in front of the camera for photo and video campaigns with your business or presentations
Photos & videos
A first consultation is free, to find out more about how we could work together and takes up to 1 hour, it is an opportunity to find out how I work, to ask questions and to meet me and feel more comfortable. It is also to help you find out how committed you are to move forward with the sessions.
After that a consultation is £70 and can be up to 2 hours if the session warrants it. You will be fully supported along the way. I also have many tools to aid you with your progress. The amount of sessions are controlled by you and what you want to get from the process, on an average 5 to 6 including the free consultation.
For help and advice with a CV or application and interviews skills and confidence it is £40 per session.
I have had many positive results with clients
We do work together and you need to be fully committed to the changes you want and open to the process, which is fully explained at the free consultation and there is much information on my website as well as positive testimonials like the 3 examples:
Re: Anxiety and Avoidance
'I just needed to let you know, that I attended an event without wanting to 'run away' in fact for the first time in many years I felt comfortable and enjoyed myself, I can't quite believe it and can't thank you enough for all the insight and new found confidence. It's great.
'I just couldn't see an end to my anxiety, it was ruining my life. I had been using alcohol to 'calm my nerves' - I barely went out. Thank you for showing me there is a way through - I feel so much better and back to being myself.
Andrea put me so much at ease and listened, I recommend her to anyone who needs help with anxiety.'
T - Medway
"I was very lucky to have met Andrea at a networking event and I’m so pleased I did. Andrea is extremely knowledgeable and has really helped me to improve my confidence in a number of areas which has made a big difference to me and to my business.
I highly recommend you go and see Andrea to find out how she can help you too."
Do you want to feel more confident in any area of your life?
Tackle personal issues, fears and barriers?
Find out more on my website www.andreabarker.co.uk.
I work Tuesday to Friday, mainly 9am to 5pm, however evening appointments can be arranged and home visits can also be discussed