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Inner Sanctum Conselling And Hypnotherapy

About me

Thank you for your interest in Judy Whitehead of Inner Sanctum Counselling and Hypnotherapy!

I am committed to helping you reach your goals. Using a range of counselling principles and /or Hypnotherapy we have the skills to find a treatment plan that will suit and work for you. Each person is treated as an individual.

I offer practical tools for helping you to make the necessary changes in your life.

Wherever you may be on your life journey, you will find a supportive environment with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth. I aspire to strengthen your personal confidence and help you to build your self-esteem at every point in your life.

All information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and an unconditional positive regard is used towards you at all times.

Common areas I deal with include:

  • Stop Smoking
  • Weight loss / Loosing Weight 
  • Changes that you want to make in your life but don't feel able to do it alone
  • Separation and Divorce Redundancy / Job Loss
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement 
  • Depression, Stress and Anxiety 
  • Sexual Abuse Victims

Any one of these things can knock us off our balance and can be very upsetting and difficult to deal with alone.

Wherever you may be on your life journey, I offer you a supportive environment with a wealth of opportunities for personal growth.

I aspire to strengthen your personal confidence and help you to build your self esteem at every point in your life. All information is treated with the utmost confidentiality and an unconditional positive regard is used towards you at all times.

Whether you need to just talk to someone or to make that once in a life time change that you have been longing for. Counselling and Hypnotherapy can help.

Appointments - What happens next?

Upon receiving your inquiry you will be asked to come for an initial consultation to explore your needs and to see what kind of help and method of approach would best suit you. A full details will be taken at this stage that will include information about medical conditions and any medication you may be taking at that time. The initial consultation will give you a chance to talk about your problems and to explore the kind of help you are seeking and need. It will also be an opportunity to see if counselling or hypnotherapy is appropriate for you and usually takes about an hour.

Should it become apparent in the consultation that some other form of help may be more suitable, we will do our best to recommend an alternative agency.

Training, qualifications & experience

Judy Whitehead Dip Hyp Dip CP GHR Reg GQHP trained in Hypnotherapy whilst training to be a counsellor/Psychotherapist.

A member of the Counselling Society she went onto study an advance diploma in which she received a distinction. Now an associate member of the BACP she abides by its strict code of conduct and ethics. Fully insured and recognised by The Royal College of Nursing.

She is also a member of the  Hypnotherapy Society and is on the General Hypnotherapy Register GHR and recognised as a Validated Practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council GHSC.

Judy has continued to add to her list of skills with on going development for her practice as both a Counsellor and a Hypnotherapist. She had gained further qualifications in Transactional Analysis TA and also by adding Hypnoanalysis Free Association to her knowledge.

Judy is an integrated Counsellor drawing on many different counselling modals, this means that a treatment plan can be tailored for each client in a individual way.

my own practice with rooms at The Millenium Centre in Rainham and a private practice in Gillingham.

Accredited by the Hypnotherapy Society and the Counselling Society I recieved a Distinction in my qualifications. I am fully insured and have become an associated member of the BACP and my qualifications are recognised by the Royal College of Nursing RNC.

Member organisations

Hypnotherapy Society

National Hypnotherapy Society (Hypnotherapy Society)

The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.


The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)

Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).

Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.

All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.

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.


Additional information

Hypnotherapy fees: £50.00 per 50 minute session or if having Hypnoanyalysis a block of 12 session (the maximum needed) can be purchased in advance for the cost of only 10.

Counselling Fees: £40.00 per 50 minute session or can be purchased in advance in blocks of 12 for the cost of 10.

Further information

Sometimes the cause of our problems seem fairly clear and we know where to turn for assistance. At other times, our problems are difficult to understand and we find no answer from within ourselves or from those close to us, in whom it may be hard to confide.

Talking to a counsellor or hypnotherapist (or both), who is impartial can help you to work through personal difficulties and find solutions to problems.

Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis can sometime be the answer to these difficulties, by enabling the conscious part of our minds to take a back seat, we can enable the sub-conscious part to reveal and show us where the problem began or is being held. This can be very powerful and emotionally realeasing and can set people free form a number of issues that may have been causing problems for some time.

Counsellors and Hypotherapists are trained to listen and help others explore their feelings thoughts and behaviours in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental way. Counselling or Hypnotherapy does not claim to be the answer to all human difficulties, but it can help people find their own answers and offer support. In this way it assists us to move towards more effective ways of coping, enabling us to have greater control of our own lives.

Judy Whitehead is also registered with Counselling Directory.

Gillingham, Kent, ME7

Type of session

In person