About your Confidence Coach
I am a Qualified Clinical 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, in a variety of ways and at of all levels.
The way I work is in a 'solution focused' 'client centred' way, meaning though I guide you, the therapy is led by you, and for you, and is 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 too, if it is required and in-line with what You want.
I chose to become a Hypnotherapist because it complements my other skills, and it is 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.
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.
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. Having a client centred approach, means being 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.
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.
What can I help with?
I see people of all ages, from young people to no maximum age.
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, stress, phobias and more. Help you to gain confidence in your decisions - accepting the past and being motivated to make the changes that really matter to you.
*though I don't currently deal with addictions or weight loss specifically, I have had clients stop smoking and manage their health differently as a result for feeling so much better in themselves.
Hypnotherapy can also help you to find out what is holding you back, so you can unlock potential personally, professionally and in performance or sports. Maybe you need the Confidence to go for an interview, for a promotion, to do presentations or to change direction. I can help you 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. there are also testimonials form clients on my website and LinkedIn profile.
I look forward to working with you
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
A member of FSB - Federation of Small Businesses
Runner up, for start up Business of the Year 2017 Independent Business Awards -IBAK
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
- Relationship issues
- Sexual 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 with Interviews
Looking at changing career path
Confidence in front of the camera for photo and video campaigns with your business or for presentations and speeches.
Help with Motivation and finding your Vision
I have also facilitated Past Life Regression for those clients that have requested it, with success.
Photos & videos
I can talk to you first over the telephone, via Skype, or meet in person for a coffee. I am in the Medway area, which is convenient for most areas of Kent and South London.
First, we find out more about how we could 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
For help and advice with a CV or application and interviews skills I charge £40 per hour.
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. Monday afternoon / early evening are a possibility.