Andrea Barker ~ Confidence Coach & Hypnotherapist
I am a Qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist with NLP training, and a Confidence Coach.
I chose to become a Hypnotherapist because it complements my other skills, and it's a wonderful tool for helping you overcome phobias like the fear of flying, or presenting in front of others, claustrophobia, spiders etc. and can aiding relaxation, promoting good sleep and helping deal with core issues at a deep level, like feelings of low self-esteem, and self-worth and low self-confidence, in an effective way.
The way I work is solution focused and client centred. This mean that whilst I guide you, the therapy is led by you, and for you. It's about finding solutions that help you move forward, and make the changes you want to make to move forward. I am also spiritually aware and work on an intuitive level, if required and in-line with what you would like.
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.
I see people of all ages, from young people to no maximum age. I help by giving you as much information and explanations as you need. We look at your key strengths, and developing your 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 can talk to you first over the telephone, via Skype, or meet in person for a coffee. So please do get in touch if you have any questions at all. I am experienced, caring and understanding, offering a confidential, non-judgemental service at all times. I look forward to working with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- NLP training
- Skills and experience in Employability previously working as an RGN
- Fully Qualified Trainer (I run motivational courses, which are great fun).
- Fully insured
- Registration with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
- Registration with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC)
- Continued professional development and supervision
- Member of FSB - Federation of Small Businesses
- Runner up for start up Business of the Year 2017 Independent Business Awards (IBAK)
My passion is empowering people to help themselves and I really enjoy what I do. 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. Alongside other skills and techniques, I have many years' experience working with people in a variety of ways and at of all levels.
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
- Male sexual problems *
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
* 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, 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 how you wish to, 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.
- Confidence with interviews
- Looking at changing career path
- Confidence in front of the camera for photo
- Confidence for video campaigns, business, presentations or speeches.
- Help with motivation and finding your vision
I have also facilitated Past Life Regression for those clients that have requested it, with success.
I am also a qualified Trainer, working in the Medway and Kent area.
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First, we find out more about how we can work together, and 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 whether you feel ready to move forward with the sessions.
After that a consultation is £75 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 between 5 to 8 sessions are required. A specific Phobia, without any other underlying emotional issues can take 2 -3 sessions maximum
I have had many positive results with clients, and when we do work together you'll need to be fully committed to the changes you want and open to the process. This is fully explained at the free consultation and there is information on my website.
For help and advice with a CV or application and interviews skills I charge £40 per hour.
'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.' RB Folkestone - Anxiety and Avoidance.
'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 - Anxiety
"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." Steve Rochester
Type of session
Tuesday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Evening appointments and home visits can be arranged. Monday afternoon / early evening are also a possibility.