About Your Therapist

My name is Hayley Brown, I am a qualified experienced Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Healer, in Maidstone Kent. My main training is in humanistic therapy, realising everyone is unique with individual needs for movement and change. I have gained lots of experience and knowledge working for the Heart of Kent Hospice in Kent, as a bereavement counsellor, and also with NHS referrals.

My training for the Clinical Hypnosis Institute for hypnotherapy has enabled me to work on a spiritual healing level, for the well being of the client. Counselling and hypnotherapy combined is very effective for the changes needed in ones self.

Qualifications and Experience

  • CBT Counselling (short term work)
  • Life coaching
  • NLP / EFT techniques
  • Learning to deal with death and loss
  • Advanced diploma in therapeutic humanistic counselling.
  • Advanced hypnotherapy diploma
  • Spiritual care counselling
  • Safe guarding children
  • Reiki healing degree

Counselling in Maidstone

I believe counselling is a process that empowers individuals to take back control of their lives, whist working through issues and problems that have caused them to loose their self-esteem, as well as confidence in their own abilities. Counselling increases self-awareness and a sense of well-being, and is often the first step individuals take on their path to discovering a more positive life. It is about helping you to make choices, to develop your creativity and personal growth. The counsellors aim to help a client make continual progress through the therapeutic treatment, and to ensure their peace mind is restored. Through out the counselling sessions the client is in control, the role between the counsellor and client is regarded and equal, the counsellor is a companion to his or her clients as they undertake a journey of self discovery.

Benefits of Counselling

If you have difficulty expressing emotional concerns, identifying issues and moving forward with your life? Do you have limited beliefs, anxiety problems or other dilemmas that stop you making positive progress?

Maybe you are experiencing major life changes, dealing with separation or divorce, loss or grief and have no one you can readily confide in? counselling may provide you with a positive, secure, supportive environment to explore your difficulties.

Also helps with:
  • Depression
  • Stress anxiety & Panic attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Weight issues

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), and attend regular supervision which is highly confidential.

Hypnotherapy in Kent

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind, in which the brain responds to information with a similar set of open rules that apply to dream logic. It is like changing a habit, eliminating a phobia or anxiety, mind body healing, your unique possibilities are waiting within you let the change begin now!

Many people suffer from a variety of distressing feelings, these problems or feelings can be dealt within deep relaxation, and hypnotherapy can be used more specifically, than a drug and without harmful side effects.

Functions of Hypnosis

  • Improve sleep
  • Reduces stress
  • Relieving past experiences
  • Memory enhancement/Learning
  • Weight control/Eating disorders
  • Smoking
  • Phobias
  • Childbirth/Pain
  • Self-esteem/confidence
  • Health problems
  • Motivation

What Happens

The process of hypnotherapy is simple, it allows the body and mind to go into a relaxed state, in turn this allows the body to activate the nervous system and reduces the activity of the brain, this allows you to shut down the hormones and opens up the bodies natural healing powers. This deep relaxation also calms the busy analytical and unconscious mind.

The aim is to bring about relaxation to the body and mind, narrowing the focus of attention, reduce awareness of the external environment, create internal awareness of sensations, relax and enjoy the changes.


My sessions run for a hour, most programs run for a minimum of 3 sessions once a week, as this helps the unconscious mind to change quickly with repetition.

As each client is unique and response to therapy differently, it is difficult to confirm the exact number of sessions you will require. This will be accessed during treatment and guidance will be given.

Stop Smoking Session

It is important to stress that clients who want to give up smoking, DO WANT TO STOP for the therapy to want to work. This can be achieved in a one off session, between 1-2 hours and is extremely effective.


Reiki is an ancient system that can be experienced by “Hands on” healing. The reiki treatment encourages emotional, mental and physical healing and spiritual growth. It works by helping the body, mind and spirit to heal itself. Reiki is drawn through the practitioner, and the recipient’s body will draw the energy to those parts of their body that require it, the practitioner also being treated as he or she gives the treatment. Energy enters through the practitioner’s crown chakra and passes through the upper chakras to their heart and solar plexus charkas and passes out through arms and hands to the recipient. Through out our life's illness and disease can occur and can cause an unbalance in our energy. The energy must be rebalanced for us to feel better. Reiki allows blocked energy to flow normally again, restoring natural health and well-being.

Benefits of Reiki

can help with illnesses and problems including:
  • Stress Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Back Pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Nerve Damage/Blockages
  • ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
  • Arthritis Sciatica

Reiki Healing with Crystals

Crystals used during reiki healing will help the healing and energy balancing. They will speed up the healing process. The purpose of the stones is to release emotional, mental or spiritual blocks for well-being. The healers role is to be comforting, supportive and non-judgemental, giving the client safety to release these emotions and talk, this is part of the healing process.

One of the simplest ways to help balance the whole chakra system is to place a stone of the appropriate colour on each area. This will give each chakra a boost of its own vibration without altering its energies or the overall harmony of the system. It is believed that the interaction between the stones and chakras will return the chakra into healthy vibration, therefore healing the part of the body affected.

“Good therapy is priceless it changes life's, this is not to be compared with the cost of material possessions.” “All we have to decide is what to do with the time we are given”
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