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Andrea McKenna Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy, Control Practitioner

About me

Hi thank you for visiting my home page and I hope I can answer some of your questions and give you the confidence to contact me. I am sure that you have trawled through lots of sites looking for that answer to whatever it is you feel you need to change or enhance.

Whatever the issue my hypnotherapy sessions can lead to reduced anxiety and stress allowing the mind to quieten and the body to relax. Once you have achieved quiet, the issues that are interfering with your life and your life’s goals can be unpicked and resolved. Phobias can be removed from your thought processes; work life balance can be achieved; prevarication can be side stepped and goals achieved; historical issues that may be relationship based can be seen in a different light, and their negative influences dissipated. All positive aspects of your life can be bought to the fore, so you can recognise them and improve on them until you reach where you want to be.

There would be an initial session where we would discuss your issues in-depth, in a non-judgemental atmosphere, and plan the way forward. All discussions are private and confidential. Everything is discussed and carried out with your prior knowledge and consent. Hypnotherapy as a process is relaxing and stress reducing, my practice room is quiet and comfortable, and my goal is for my therapy to fit your needs at all times, for you to feel confident and trust in what I am offering. You will at no time be under anybody’s control, you are under no obligation and can stop a session at any time.

Children's issues have become very much a focus at the moment and may be you are a parent or guardian who has concerns about how your child is coping in this modern world. How they can become overwhelmed with everything that they feel they have to cope with. Please feel free to contact me and lets discuss how I may be able to help with strategies for relaxation and learning how the mind works and to control those anxieties and stress to aid your child to achieve their potential.

May be you are suffering from a bereavement and feeling completely overwhelmed with your feelings of loss and wondering how you are ever going to move on.  Please contact me and we can discuss how I can help you to come to terms with your loss, have the opportunity to talk freely about your feelings and choices.  Learn how moving on is possible.

It may be that you are trying to recover from the effects of a traumatic birth experience and finding that it is difficult to control your emotions that keep reoccurring. The birth of a baby is a highly emotional time, mixed with the physical changes, and after effects can be felt for many years, and often the hardest part is that no-one else appears to understand, or see it your way. May be you have never told anyone how you are feeling? The expectation is that you should have got over it and moved on but this can be extremely difficult. Please contact me and let's discuss how my experience and knowledge can help you over this hurdle and to move on with your life.

Control System is a direct, hands on method of creating rapid and positive change in the way you think, feel and behave.  The System utilises the way your mind works best, enabling you to get control of your subconscious patters and thoughts, giving you the power to remove any blockages and limiting beliefs that hold you back.  By using direct communication with the most powerful and creative part of your mind the Control System puts you back in charge of your own thoughts and responses. Control can be used to change almost any current pattern of thought you are unhappy with.  This is a four session program which consists of a free consultation allowing you to talk through any worries and ensure you are completely happy and then three sessions.

Perhaps you’re wishing to investigate pregnancy and birth with the support of hypnosis. My  3Skills hypnobirthing sessions are tailored to fit the individual needs of my clients, and their partners.  My 3Skills course not only uses hypnosis but is underpinned by my knowledge and experience gained as a midwife.  The skills once learnt will be of positive use in lots of other situations in life.

Make that phone call, or if you would rather email me, let me put your mind at rest about any concerns you may have, be reassured and then let’s make those plans for you to make the positive changes you are looking for, enhance your emotional well-being and look forward to a positive future.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.

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 am a Control Practitioner with the Control Academy, and receive continued educational up dates and supervision on a regular basis.

I have professional liability insurance with Oxygen.

I receive supervision and am consistently up dating my practice.

Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with

Information about health conditions (*)

Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.

Therapies offered

  • Hypno-psychotherapy
  • Hypnoanalysis/Analytical hypnotherapy
  • Solution focused hypnotherapy
  • Suggestion hypnotherapy


Additional information

Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy sessions are approximately 60/90 minutes long, and my fee is £70 to be paid at the end of each session.

Relaxation Sessions:  30 Minutes: cost £25 (can be extended on request: cost pro rata)

Control is a four session program at a cost of £280. Arrangement to pay per session on request.

3Skills Positive Birth Experience.  I teach self-hypnosis and other strategies to aid women in achieving a positive birth, and post natal experience.  (At all times NHS professional advice will be respected and adhered to)  I charge £100 per 2hr session.
Please contact me if you wish to discuss further what my course offers and how it can be tailor-made to fit your needs and requirements.


I run a very flexible diary and am able to accommodate some late nights and Saturdays to fit in with work and school times etc. This is naturally subject to availability.

Further information

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.   I confirm that I run a very flexible diary and would be happy to discuss appointment times that can fit in with work, school etc.

I have two small steps access into my premises and ground floor available for those with problems using stairs.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

two small steps into premises and ground floor availability for those having problems with stairs.

Andrea McKenna  Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy, Control Practitioner

Andrea McKenna Dip Clinical Hypnotherapy Psychotherapy, Control Practitioner