Andrea McKenna Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy
01634 372456 / 07732 680433
Hello welcome to my page, I am a qualified Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist with experience in Life Coaching and NLP; my background is in Health Visiting, Midwifery and Nursing and I have, in the past, experienced hypnotherapy as a client with very positive results. I am enthusiastic to support my clients to achieve emotional well being for themselves, and am delighted to see the positive results that they achieve. Some describe themselves as feeling physically lighter, and others that they feel like they can achieve any of the goals they have set for themselves, now that nothing is holding them back.
I run my practice from my home, and ensure it is a warm and relaxed atmosphere which encourages people to be able to comfortably talk about anything and everything that is concerning them, knowing that everything is private and confidential, and that I am a keen listener. This chance to talk freely about yourself and your circumstances without anything holding you back is priceless, and is the first step on the road to achieving your goals. Hypnotherapy is such a wonderful tool for getting to those hidden inner thoughts that may have been affecting your life, causing depression, the repeating of negative life choices, and general stress and anxiety. Together it is possible to seek them out and resolve the negative effects they have been having. There are no barriers to achieving positive life changes, the most difficult bit is making the first move but once you have, you can relax and know we can make the journey together.
I have found that my Health Visiting experiences are extremely successful in supporting parents with worries and concerns about their children's emotional well being. Sharing these worries and concerns lightens the load and can allow everyone to see a way forward. I see all ages and am always delighted to see how well children respond to hypnotherapy and are able to use their wonderful imaginations to resolve anxieties, phobias, habits, toileting issues, and the many other emotional issues that can affect their well being.
May be you have come to my page as you are looking for a way to achieve a loving and positive birth experience and you are not quite sure exactly what is meant by this. Most women describe wanting to feel free of fear, panic, and anxiety; they say that they want to look forward to their birth experience with excitement and joy; they want to feel the centre of the experience supported by their birth partner and professionals and able to make informed decisions; to enjoy their new baby free from anxiety and panic. All of these things are very reasonable wishes and very achievable. With the 3Skills of self-hypnosis, visualisation and breathing it is totally possible to lose those negative feelings and replace them with positive self confidence in your own abilities. Your mind is a wonderful powerful tool, and with the 3Skills it is possible to achieve a loving and positive birth experience and they will stand you in good stead way beyond the birth experience. The feelings of confidence, self- belief and positivity will permeate whatever you decide to do.
Are you struggling to relax, possibly worn down with stress and anxiety? My relaxation sessions may well be what you are looking for. Often we lead such busy lives that when we do sit still we assume we are relaxed, but often this is not the case. Our mind is still busy on our to do list and or general day to day events, and we often hold tension unnoticed in various parts of our body, such as the neck, back and head. True relaxation is a skill which requires you to be able to recognise the true relaxed state, to practice it regularly, and then access it quickly whenever you want to. My sessions offer you the chance to achieve this and I offer a MP3/CD to take home and practice with.
Please check out my web page for extra information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I achieved a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from the Kent Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy. This is a class room based course covering in depth the practical and theoretical applications of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. I belong to the Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy and abide by their Professional Code of Conduct, and I have professional liability insurance with Oxygen. I receive supervision and am consistently up dating my practice.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- 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
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* 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
- Social Phobias
- Career Development
- Phobias and Fears
- Dating Nerves
- Exam Nerves
- Public Speaking
Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy sessions approximately 60 minutes, fee £50 to be paid at the end of each session.
Stop Smoking is a 90 minute session: cost £100. This may sound a lot but when the amount a packet of cigarettes costs and the health benefits of stopping are taken into account it is very good value for money.
Relaxation Sessions: 30 Minutes: cost £25 (can be extended on request: cost pro rata)
3Skills Loving and Positive Birth Experience
4 Workshops at 2 hours each (2 or more): £400
First three sessions for women only, fourth women plus birthing partners.
2 Workshops on a one to one basis (tailored to individual needs with add on if necessary) at 2 hours, each workshop £150.
2 Workshops for couples (tailored to individual needs and with add on if necessary) at 2 hours each workshop £175.
(At all times NHS professional advice will be respected and adhered to)
Please contact me if you wish to discuss further any of the above, and I look forward to hearing from you and getting started on your amazing journey.
Although I run my practice from my home, I am happy to discuss the possibility of home visits for those who are unable to travel and where it would be more practical for a group sessions.
I run a flexible diary and am available some late nights and Saturdays. This would be subject to availability.