Sittingbourne Hypnotherapy with Benn Baker-Pollard

 

Are you feeling stressed or anxious
Have you lost your confidence or self esteem?
Does life often feel overwhelming?
Do you wish you could find a better way to cope?

 

If you nodded to any of these questions you’re in the right place

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Benn Baker-Pollard

HPD, DSFH, MNCH (Reg.) AfSFH (Reg.) CNHC (Reg.)

Sittingbourne Online Hypnotherapy Practice

✔️ Online Evening appointments

✔️ LGBTQI+ friendly

✔️ Fully accredited

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 9 reviews
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Benn practices from his quiet home therapy room in Sittingbourne, Kent, within easy reach of surrounding villages and towns. The location has easy access to the A249, M2, A2 and the M20. Free Parking is available outside and there is a children’s play park and recreational ground with a community pond just a short walk away, should friends or family wish to wait whilst you attend your session. Benn also works online using various platforms such as Zoom, Teams, Facebook, Skype. This modern and effective solution enables my clients to have flexibility around sessions and not only enables them to relax in the comfort and security of their own homes but equally reduces the disruption to their busy schedules. Online therapy has the same positive outcomes as experienced from face-to-face sessions and can be accessed and adapted to suit the needs of clients who may have accessibility requirements.

 Address: 1 Clifford Crescent, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3FL

Appointment Times: Monday - Friday 9:00am-6:00pm*

*Evening & Weekend sessions available subject to agreement

 Call or text me on 07476 243 670

Benn@inspiredtochange.biz

Who I work with

At Inspired to Change I work with people who are experiencing an emotional or physical issue which is holding them back or who are struggling to cope with life’s challenges and adapting to change. Often they have tried other approaches to move forward but ultimately they still feel unhappy or stuck. People just like you. 

Regardless of what brings people to see us they all have one thing in common:

  • They are motivated to get better, cope better or be better
  • They are ready to get their lives on track
  • They are inspired to change

And that is what I am passionate about and skilled at helping people to do!

In addition to the many different issues that the solution focused approach is effective at helping my personal passion is helping people with trauma, stress, anxiety, business success,  sports performance or sexual orientation issues.

    Reviews

    Inspired to Change HypnotherapyExcellentInspired to Change Hypnotherapy5.0 Based on 9 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onLisa MacHardieLisa MacHardie ★★★★★ Benn is absolutely wonderful. He’s that friendly face when you need it most.. calm and relaxed with powerful knowledge. When I first met Benn I was recovering from post natal depression and struggling with severe emetophobia. He helped me to understand why my brain was working the way it was, and gave me the guidance I needed to cope and ‘empty my bucket’. The audio helped me to sleep so much better! I looked forward to my sessions each week.. it was my hour of relaxation and calm, going home feeling happier and more able to cope with my anxiety. Thank you Benn for all your wisdom, I am forever grateful.Response from the ownerThank you Lisa, absolute pleasure working with you to achieve your goals and get you back on track. 😁 Charlotte GillCharlotte Gill ★★★★★ I've never done hypnotherapy before but had done CBT in sports therapy to help in the past when I competed in dressage. I found the hypnotherapy with Benn really helped me lay down the goals I wanted to achieve, and I really looked forward to our sessions together. Benn was professional and compassionate throughout our sessions. I would highly recommend him to anyone to help understand your stressors and how to deal with them.Response from the ownerThanks Charlotte it was a pleasure working with you. Warm Regards Benn Ian sharpIan sharp ★★★★★ Benn is such a great guy and so easy to talk to. I had 6 hypnosis sessions after my initial consultation. The way I think and manage the way my brain works has been a game changer. Cannot recommend Benn highly enough. Don't hesitate. I will 100% book occasional sessions, to push me further forward in life.Can't thank you enough Benn.Response from the ownerAbsolute pleasure working with you Ian, and thank you for your review. Warm Regards Benn Stratton RicheyStratton Richey ★★★★★ Stress attacks us when we don’t expect it. Benn has guided me through my stress and enabled me to sort myself out. Without his guidance I believe I would have been in a real mess. I thank him for using his skill and kind and thoughtful manner to enable me to move on.Response from the ownerThank You Stratton, a real pleasure to work with you. Warm Regards Benn Louise BedfordLouise Bedford ★★★★★ Benn has made such a positive affect on my life and no matter what spanner seems to be thrown into the works, Benn has away of being able to stop me over thinking and worrying about things that have not happened. Benn has support me through getting divorced and leaving an abusive relationship, and even now when something triggers me, Benn reminds me that I am in control of my own life now and that my ex husband no longer has any power over my life. Benn also supported me through taking a DNA test with regards to my long lost father getting in contact with me after many years and more recently, Benn was like my life line when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last June. Benn would simply tell me to focus on the facts that I did have when I felt I was completely out of control. For anyone thinking of working with Benn, I can honestly say that he has impacted on my life and what I have got mostly from the sessions is that talking about the past, it has gone! It is about addressing what is going on in the here and now and using the tools he has given me to focus on the present because we can not change the past but we can control the present and work therefore to the goals that we want to. Thanks to Benn making me believe in myself, I have not only completed a level two qualification in Mental Health but I am now doing another level 2 qualification in Domestic Abuse. Benn made me realise that I can really do anything if I stop thinking negatively because that’s the only thing that stops me growing as a person.Thank you Benn for all you have done because without you, I think I would still be stuck in the past. You taught me that it’s about focussing on my life now and what I can do to change things. I never thought I would of had half the courage to do what I needed to do but I am now stronger than I ever thought possible and that’s thanks toYOU!Response from the ownerWow Lou, thank you for the review. Privilege to work with you and help you take back control of your life. Warm Regards Benn T NjieT Njie ★★★★★ I was a bit unsure about what to expect from hypnotherapy but after Benn was recommended to me, I gave it a go. I was getting very anxious and Benn really helped me turn things around. From dreading certain situations I learnt how to manage the way I was feeling. And sessions were done remotely which worked really well for me as i could do them in my own home.Response from the ownerThank you Tracy, I am grateful for your feedback. Warm Regards Benn Ray RogersRay Rogers ★★★★★ Benn is an exceptional person, who has been such a truly positive influence to me in this process. Benn is highly emotionally intelligent, calm, patient and understanding. Benn has been outstanding and life changing for me; a man of the highest values. He is thoughtful, genuinely caring, reliable and I cannot recommend Benn enough. This was the best investment of my time in my life. Thank you so much.Response from the ownerThank you for your amazing comments Ray, pleasure to work with you. Warm Regards Benn Priya ShomePriya Shome ★★★★★ Ben has helped me no end with sports nerves and generally helped me process things more effectively. He is now helping my daughter with GCSE stress related concerns. Fully Recommend.Samantha DanningSamantha Danning ★★★★★ My life before working with you was dark I couldn’t go out with confidence. I came to see you because I needed change in my life.When I came to see you I wasn’t hopeful as I tried so many things to help my anxiety and nothing worked however now I’ve had my sessions with you, it’s changed everything the way I think the way I react to situations and certainly made me more positive.If someone asked me about hypnotherapy I would say do it 100% it will change your life for the better. I’m so thankful I tried it and now I couldn’t be happier. Thankyou so so much I have a life now xjs_loader
    Does online hypnotherapy work?

    yes, online therapy has been taking place for years, long before the pandemic, and all of the research shows it’s just as effective as face to face therapy.

    How do I prepare for online sessions?

    desktop, laptop or tablet, a quiet place to sit you won’t be disturbed

    Accessibility

    Can accommodate various online platforms, Zoom, Teams, Facebook. Should you have a particular need please contact me to discuss.

    I have spent the past 15 years working in frontline emergency services and have worked in very challenging environments. Having been exposed to a range of traumatic incidents and having personally experienced the effects trauma can have on mental health, I decided to use the understanding I’d gained to help others deal with and overcome similar experiences.

    There can still be a reticence around talking about mental health but by helping colleagues, friends and family work through their struggles, I feel able to relate to the challenges it presents. I can help you take back control of your own wellbeing and enable you to achieve whatever goals you have in mind.

    I am passionate about helping people and I have dedicated my life to that cause. I have trained in positive psychology and as a solution focused hypnotherapist, I am able to help you change the way you live your life and ensure your dreams of success and a better way of living become reality.

    It is important to remember we cannot change the past, because the past is gone and you have already coped with and survived everything from your past. But the future, we can colour with bright, clear possibility and fill it with all the joy, happiness and success you truly deserve.

    Specialities

    • Trauma
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Sports Performance
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Business Success

    How much does it cost?

    I offer a FREE Initial Consultation to help me better understand how I can help you.  Hypnotherapy sessions after that can be paid for as you go at £80 a session, or most of my client opt for the savings that come with purchasing a package of 6 sessions for £400.

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      Coaching Programme

      Our coaching programme is perfect for those who have already been on our half day workshop. In this 4 part programme we guide and support you to integrate our Resilience and Wellbeing Programme in to your every day life both at work and at home. We also take a deeper look at some common issues that we all face such as how to build motivation and how to have more helpful communications with others around us. The environment of a small group is perfect for helping each individual to find their way of integrating this work in a comfortable way that that works for them.  Contact me to discuss your requirements.

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      Becca in Maidstone

      “I understand my brain and thought patterns so much better now, I am in control of how depression and anxiety affects me daily, and not only do I feel able to cope with it, I am enjoying my life again”

      Gina in Kettering

      “It was nice to speak to someone who had an answer for the way I was feeling. To realise I wasn’t going mad was wonderful!  I am now so much calmer and able to think clearly about any situation. Life is much better.”

      Callum in Market Harborough

      “I have gradually become more relaxed as my anxiety has been released and small changes to each day have increased my general happiness and well-being.  Book an initial consultation today – you really have nothing to lose.”

      Emma in Devon

      “The whole experience was life changing!  Peace and positivity has been restored in my head,  and without doubt I’m more confident – I actually have some self esteem!!  If you’re thinking of using hypnotherapy go for it!”

      Julie in Maidstone

      “I suffered with anxiety attacks for over 25 years and had taken medication consistently for 20 years. I felt that the medication was no longer a positive support for me and I wanted to find a non-medical option.  Hypnotherapy worked for me.”

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