About me

I offer a holistic counselling service which can also include hypnosis if, or as and when required (this can be talked through when we meet and/or in the free phone consultation). I feel having the option of both can provide people with a fully supported and safe space within which to explore personal thoughts and deep feelings. 

I am a psychotherapist and a hypnotherapist so your sessions can be tailored to what you need, and we may not always know what that will be at the beginning, which is ok, so we can work this through together at your pace. The space I provide is safe and confidential with a relaxed feel, to help you get the most out of your sessions. I work much of the time intuitively and many times clients have commented on how calm and peaceful my therapy room is. 

Hypnosis can compliment talking therapy very well in my experience and often cognitively reinforce the changes that take place by talking, as well as being used as a very deep relaxation tool (see my website for more details on hypnosis). The clients I see that experience hypnosis cannot wait to do it again. Each time is a new experience and each time I have heard positive feedback. This includes that the client tends to feel, see (in their minds eye) and sense something slightly different. Hypnosis, similar to mindfulness and meditation, can also compliment talking therapy because the change in consciousness in the hypnotic trance vastly reduces the intensity of the emotions felt, so more often than not clients leave feeling much calmer than when they arrived.

My aim is to support you, the client, in the best way possible I can, using my skills and experience gained over the last 20 years, particularly working with trauma and childhood difficulties. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc in Psychology
  • Certificate in RJ - Restorative Justice Facilitator
  • MA in Criminology
  • Cert Hyp CS in Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Working Directly with Trauma
  • Certificate in Bereavement & Loss with Cruse Bereavement Care
  • Ad. Dip. Psy. C in Advanced Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Deep relaxation
  • Hypnosis and breathing techniques inc mindfulness and meditation

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per session for a full 60 minute hour.

Please note that the initial phone consultation is for up to 20 minutes.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Availability changes all of the time so it is best to contact me and ask what is available and if there has been any cancellations since you contacted me last, if that was the case. 

12 Tower View
Chartham
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 7TQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is on the ground floor and easily accessible, not suitable for a wheelchair although is accessible with a walking frame.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Amanda Swan

Amanda Swan