Amanda Swan | Accredited Counsellor | Chartham | NCS

Amanda Swan

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-04428

Location: Chartham

Key Worker Counselling

My training and experience originates from a deep interest in psychology where I obtained a BSc and went on to study criminology at MA Level. I am also interested in crime, its social aspects and how this impacts on peoples mental health and vise versa. I then discovered that even though I have an interest in crime and society my deep interest lies within people, and how people psychologically respond to the situations they find themselves in.

I discovered whilst working closely with people that there are a number of mental health difficulties and psychological disorders which took my interest, and I found I wanted to help these people. These difficulties more often than not related to anxiety, depression or stress to which many symptoms can occur. I wanted to pursue this avenue of mental health and psychological well-being by using my existing experience with hypnosis and psychotherapy.

I also wanted to specialise in anxiety, depression, stress and trauma based problems, particularly childhood trauma. I decided to train as a psychotherapist so I can use talking therapy in conjunction with hypnosis. Psychotherapy training initially led me to clinical hypnotherapy where I trained to use hypnosis. Hypnosis allows me to alter my clients state of consciousness and access their subconscious mind; a very privileged position. I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and use positive suggestion to help people feel an improved sense of well-being. Hypnosis is a completely natural method where I help people to make changes to their thinking. The effects of hypnosis is not only long lasting, it is literally life changing.

Today I am in my final year of training as a Psychotherapist where I also support people in talking therapy on two clinical placements. It is a privileged to work with people so closely and is something I never take lightly. Whether I see a client for weight loss or childhood trauma, a persons experience is their experience, so if I am able to be beside you in your journey towards a healthier you, then you can be sure of a very safe, non-judgmental and confidential companion.

I am also qualified in bereavement support having trained with Cruse Bereavement Care ( ). If you have had a bereavement or loss, no matter how long ago, feel free to get in touch to find out how I work and how I can best support you.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    2020/21 - Advanced Diploma in Psycotherapeutic Counselling (on placement in final year)
    2017- Hypnotherapy & Counselling Skills
    2012 - Masters Degree - Criminology
    2009 - Bachelor of Science - Psychology
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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