Samantha Bowden Dip Hyp (Dist) Cs MHS
^ The beautiful Barham Court, where I am based.
Hello! My name is Samantha and I am a fully qualified hypnotherapist based at a clinic in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Teston near Maidstone. I am also able to offer you a mobile service in the comfort of your own home, should you prefer a home visit.
Are you tired of the way you are feeling? Have you tried other therapies and not seen any change? You are not alone as many of my clients have been in the same situation and are at a loss before they come to see me. Hypnotherapy is a fast therapy and will help you to make the changes you need. Whether you need help with anxiety/panic attacks, depression, phobias weight loss, stress or confidence I can help you to feel better.
I feel that I offer a very unique and personal service. A lot of my clients say that they begin to feel better even after the initial consultation.
A recent testimonial from a client suffering with severe anxiety:
“I was apprehensive, hesitant and if I’m honest a bit fearful, about our initial meeting but Sam put me at ease and I quickly realised that I had made the right decision. I went for help with some deep-seated anxiety issues I had, and I was afraid of letting go and opening up some old wounds, I had anxieties and fears that I’d buried and not properly dealt with. Sam tailor-made the hypnotherapy sessions for me. I have never had hypnotherapy before, I can honestly say it did me the world of good, the sessions were very relaxing. I am delighted by the outcome – I am left with a feeling of calmness about the issues that had caused me pain, and I am now looking forward to and planning a future with positive energy and renewed optimism.” ~ JA
Some weekly feedback from one of my weight loss clients:
"A really good week, the best so far. No picking at all, have been eating an apple whilst cooking if I felt hungry. I am still drinking water, eating loads of fruit and veg and exercised most days. Its funny because if I don't do any exercise my little boy tells me that I haven't done my exercise yet. My new trainers have arrived today and am going out for a run. I have also cut sugar out of my tea. Quite proud as I have managed to avoid 3 takeaways, a fry up, trifle and birthday cake. But to be honest I wasn't interested at all. I had planned to eat pouched eggs on toast whilst everyone had a fry up but when it came to it I really did not want it so had muesli. Oh and I went to a kids party where it was lunch time and I was soo hungry, usually I would pick at the kids food but I ate carrots, cucumber and tomatoes instead" N
A testimonial from a client suffering from a phobia of material:
Sam’s treatment is phenomenal and has completely changed my life for the better. I had a phobia of a material for over 20 years. I first met Sam with a degree of scepticism from visiting other hypnotherapist’s that were expensive & did a poor job. From the outset Sam’s work really speaks for itself. She really took the time to understand me as a person and cover all angles. The sessions were fantastic and I could see differences after every session. It genuinely has impacted my whole life. The phobia is not only completely gone but I have grown in confidence, & optimism. I would recommend Sam’s Hypnotherapy to anyone & can’t give enough praise for what she has done for me, a big Thank You to Sam for literally changing my life for the better.” ~ AC
A recent testimonial from a client suffering from a phobia:
Omg what a difference in my life! I tried counselling and it didn’t work so went to give hypno a try for a phobia that was getting out of hand. And after 6 sessions I can say I don’t have this phobia anymore. I defiantly recommend Sam. Thank you so much Samantha! x” ~ L
A Testimonial from one of my smoking Cessation clients:
“Since my hypnotherapy with you my life has changed so much for the better. I have no desire to smoke and have even managed to enjoy social occasions without smoking! Thank you for all your support and professionalism. It has been a very positive experience. I can’t thank you enough!” ~ N
A recent testimonial from one of my clients that has suffered with emetophobia:
“I have been working with Sam since the start of the year. I had emetophobia (a phobia of sick). I had trouble eating and lost a lot of weight, didn’t leave the house and was extremely anxious having multiple panic attacks daily. Even meeting Sam for the first time I was terrified just due to how high my anxiety of anything was and I think she could tell this from our first meet . She is lovely & very easy to talk to! Sam has helped me massively, I can’t remember the last time I had a full panic attack, I eat pretty much everything again & she’s helped me to go back out again! Sam’s very supportive and understanding, not just professional but supportive as a friend which makes it nicer and easier to talk to her! Sam has helped massively, I was at my wits end and had no option or idea of what to do next! Without Sam I don’t know where I’d be, she’s really helped me change my life around. We still have a bit to go but I can truly say it’s changed this year around for me and I cannot thank her enough”. LM
I am so passionate as to how hypnotherapy can help you with all kinds of problems. I love seeing the positive changes that I have made to hundreds of clients lives. I give a really personal service and go above and beyond for all of my clients
The service I offer is personal, bespoke and relaxed, resulting in outstanding levels of success.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma with distinction in hypnotherapy Dip Hyp (Dist) Cs MHS
Trained with Chrysalis – My qualification is also accredited with the Royal College of Nursing.
Professional member of the CTHA
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gambling addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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
And many more
Please note I can only help women with sexual issues.
Hypnotherapy can help so many issues, if you don't see something listed on here then please do ask me!
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My initial consultation is free of charge and lasts up to an hour. Here I will ask you a number of questions to enable me to write a bespoke script tailored specifically just for you.
£60 - up to one hour session
Smoking Cessation - £160 - This includes a one hour initial consultation where all the information is gathered to enable me to write a script based around what you tell me. A one hour session is then scheduled in at a time to suit you. I will also give you a recording to take away with you.
Should you have any questions or if there is anything you are unsure about and would just like a chat please feel free to call or email me.
- Flexible appointments are available Monday to Saturday, including evenings.
- If you are unable to come to the clinic I am more than happy to visit you in the comfort of your own home.
- Beautiful relaxing surrounding.
- Free parking.
If you haven’t experienced hypnosis before it’s only natural that you will have lots of questions. I’m sure one of them being:
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation where you will remain in control at all times. I feel it’s such a shame that most people’s first encounter of hypnosis is through watching TV and stage hypnosis. This can lead people to believe that they may be controlled or manipulated to do something silly. Nothing can be further from the truth. I will not have you barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken.
How will Hypnosis make me feel?
You will feel very relaxed at the end of the session and will certainly sleep well that night.
How many sessions will I need?
Generally most of my clients have 3 to 4 sessions, some require more, everyone is different. Once I have met you at the Consultation I can let you know how many you will need. I understand that money can be tight for some people and do see some clients every other week. Although please do bare in mind that progress could be slower. My smoking cessation is 1 session of hypnosis and you will go away with a free recording to listen to which enhances the process even further.
I am available through email 24/7, and via my mobile Monday - Sunday 8am - 10pm