Mind Align: Matisse Martin BA (hons) PGCE AST Dip Hyp GQPH GHR reg.
07875223249 / 07875223249
What do I do?
I help people remove, repair or reduce the problems they have to bring happiness into, or back into their lives. Imagine yourself free of your current problem. How nice would that be?
I am particularly interested in dealing with fears, phobias, anxiety, stress and related conditions along with weight issues. My interest in stress and anxiety is borne from working in highly pressured environments and experiencing the impact it has on people. Over-coming my own weight issues has resulted in empathy in this area.
My clients are often surprised at the multiple benefits hypnotherapy has brought them. Not only do they leave with their problem significantly reduced or removed, they find that improvements are made in numerous other areas of their lives which they were't expecting. Clients have reported: better sleep, not being bothered by things which previously caused them stress and concern, improved confidence, increased calmness and the ability to respond to situations in a better way.
I have many satisfied clients who are often surprised at the multiple benefits hypnotherapy has brought them alongside their initial presenting issue. Please see testimonials and website, or give me a call. (07875223249).
Do you have a problem and don't know how to resolve it? Tried everything else?
Life can be tough and sometimes we need a little help in achieving our goals, changing habits or resolving issues in our personal lives, work lives or social lives.
You may wonder if hypnotherapy can actually help you. You are welcome to have a read through some of my client testimonials below to see if they help you or call me for a chat.
I believe that you know yourself better than anyone else, because of this, I practise a person-centered model approach to hypnotherapy. You and your issue will be the sole focus of our time together and I will do all I can to help you resolve and overcome your problem.
If you have questions, you can choose to call for a chat to help you make up your mind.
Hypnotherapy is adaptable to helping an immense range of issues from the past and present.
All sessions are tailored to support your goals and issue.
I am based in Chilham, a small village near Canterbury where you will be welcomed warmly. I also practice at Apotheca in Faversham.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the GHR, am insured through Balans and was trained by the British School of Applied Psychology. I am a Hypno Gastric Band Practitioner. I am a mentor-coach and have trained
others in this field.
Degree in English with honours - Christchurch University
Degree in History with honours - Christchurch University
PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate of Education
Apple Multimedia Award - University of Hull
Linquistic Phonics Certification
Digital Media in learning and teaching - Cheltenham College
AST - Advanced Skills Teacher
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy - BSAP
Hypno Gastric Band Practitioner - Hampshire School of Hypnotherapy
Before becoming a Clinical Hypnotherapist, I was an Assistant Head Teacher. I was the Director of Learning and Teaching alongside other responsibilities. I mentor-coached staff and supported them in times of difficulty. The enjoyment of helping people fulfil their potential prompted me to change my career so that I could engage in this aspect of my work completely.
I am drawn towards working with people and helping them to manage situations, habitual behaviours and difficulties they face. I enjoy helping people overcome their difficulties.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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.
Additional Benefits for Every Client:
Refer a Friend Appreciation Benefit given to each client after your initial session.
Free e-mail support provided if desired
Free MP3 recording if desired
In times of trouble or when faced with a persistent issues impacting life, people need the help of another. We can't always do everything by ourselves, although we often try. You can get the support you need in complete confidence of confidentiality. Clients who wish to share testimonials, names or photographs have done so out of their personal choice and I am very grateful to them.
Bookings for weight management, stop smoking, anxiety, stress and related conditions, being taken now. Call for a chat - Matisse T: 07875223249
It is great to fit in my clothes again post-twins thank-you so much Matisse you are brilliant!
Thank you so much!
I went to .... [place removed for privacy] and I felt a bit funny but controlled with breathing. then thought about the pushing of the button which worked.
I have had nothing for ages - no panic! Which is a good sign. Feel much more comfortable now. I am feeling a lot better. You would be proud of me, went to dinner at two new places this weekend and was completely fine both days! Feel so much better.'
I approached Mind Align due to an upcoming interview for a promotion. The post was a national one and understandably, I felt some anxiety. I wanted to ensure that I was in the best place mentally to perform well. My concern was that I would either not be concise enough in responses or that I would not be able to find the words I needed. I wanted to be able to draw on my extensive reading without providing irrelevant material - at the same time, I didn't want to go blank.
I felt relaxed and secure with Matisse and she listened to my needs non-judgmentally. We dealt with freeing my words and thoughts so that they would flow smoothly, confidently and calmly. We dealt with clarifying my thoughts before I responded and ensured that I had the confidence to add what I wanted and needed from the post.
I actually enjoyed my interview and am very pleased to say that I got the post. The work I did with Matisse has stayed with me still and I continue to feel the benefits.'
Matisse enabled me to see my strengths and identify aspects of my situation that could be improved. Further than that, she focused on developing those aspects with impartial and supportive tools enabling me to deal with situations both effectively and with less effort than how I was approaching situations with little effect.
I found that her professionalism and attitude to my situation not only made me feel relaxed and less stressed in the immediate short term, I am still seeing the successes, which has had a more positive impact on those around me and I can see a really positive future in all of it.
I have found I am more resilient and rekindled my love and passion for things in my life that previously didn't seem as accessible and enjoyable to me.
Matisse was easy to trust. Even after a quick chat, it was enough to make me see my situation more clearly and deal with situations with true positive impact.
Matisse helped me feel special and like the 'me' I had forgotten about. I still remember the things we discussed with fondness and with sincere appreciation. There was no judgement in Matisse's approach, no opinion 'made me' make decisions, but I always felt like she was on my side and supported and like I had a bigger voice than I could hear for myself. I would strongly recommend Matisse to anyone looking to make a difference to their lives. You may feel a little apprehensive now, perhaps even unsure it will work. I never thought I would actually be where I actually am today. I am so pleased I made the decision to let Matisse help me and believe me, you will too.'