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Amanda Hipkiss

Amanda Hipkiss

EFT Practitioner in Canterbury

My background as a Mental Health Nurse has gifted me the opportunity to work with people experiencing various complex mental health needs, including depression, anxiety, Personality Disorder, Bipolar and psychosis. However, I quickly learned that these diagnoses did not explain the origin of the person's distress and that actually the common theme was that each person had experienced a trauma of some kind. Realising this, steered me towards therapies such as Paul Gilbert's Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) which incorporates a number of ideas and concepts such as attachment and developmental theories and mindfulness some of which fit very well with EFT and Matrix Reimprinting such as working with multiple selves. Understanding that many of the traumas people experienced were relational due to living and interacting within various and sometimes complex systems, I also trained in family interventions and have worked with many families affected by trauma.

Although I loved my job and was grateful for the privilege of walking alongside people on their healing journey, as I progressed professionally, personally and spiritually I began to feel that there was something missing from my practice. I knew that people benefited from therapies such as these but sometimes it felt that the healing was at a superficial level and I wanted to be able to do more.

I was drawn to EFT and Matrix Reimprinting because of the concept of the matrix, working with past traumas and interacting with the parts of our consciousness that were stuck in these moments. I chose to train and qualify as an EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner with Karl Dawson; one of only 28 EFT Founding Masters worldwide and the creator of the evolutionary Matrix Reimprinting. The training really cemented the path for me, I loved that the technique worked on an energetic level and left space for imagination. It felt gentle, yet powerful but overall it felt authentic.

As with many people who progress into healing, I have had to overcome challenges and traumas myself. This not only resulted in a personal understanding of suffering but of the strength and vulnerability it can take to go through the therapeutic process and towards healing. Of the therapies I have tried myself over the years, some have been helpful and some potentially damaging but all have been lessons that have led me to where I am today and helped to shape the values and ethos of Freedom 2 Heal.

Background & Qualifications

Qualifications
EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Academy
• EFT Practitioner
• Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Introduction to META-Consciousness
Foundation in Family Interventions for Adults
Family Interventions for Psychosis and Other Serious Mental Health Problems (AFT accredited)
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
Award in Introduction to Counselling Concepts

Courses Currently Studying
Applying Intuitive Eating & Non-Diet Approaches in Practice - London Centre for Intuitive Eating
Enriching Practitioner Skills - Change Ahead

Completed Courses
Pastlife Regression Training for 1:1 and Group Settings
First Degree in Reiki
One to Many - EFT Practitioner Course Creation
Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT)
The Compassionate Mind Foundation:
• Introduction to Theory and Practice of Compassion Focused Therapy
• Compassion Focused Therapy for Psychosis
• Compassion Focused Therapy for Groups

My Specialisms

I am passionate about supporting women step into their power by healing the wounds of the past.

Some of the areas that my clients have chosen to explore are, grief, relationships and intimacy, body image and self-esteem, anxiety, self-acceptance and self-love, confidence, manifesting and of course trauma.

In fact, I believe that trauma is what lies beneath all emotional, mental and physical discomfort. A trauma is any distressing or disturbing psychological experience or series of experiences. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and what makes these experiences traumatic to a person is individual. In fact, sometimes you might not recognise that they have experienced a trauma until we begin to explore..

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

During our first session, I will introduce you to the basic EFT techniques including the set-up statement and the tapping points. EFT will be used in every session. You can go on to use these skills on your own or between sessions.

We will use these techniques whilst focusing on the negative emotions or memories you bring to the session to release these blockages in your energy system. I will usually ask you describe the energy you feel in your body. This will help you to tune into to the issue we are resolving and it also helps us stay aware of any changes in your energy system so we can adjust the techniques and phrases accordingly.

Once we have got to know each other and you are comfortable with the approach we may also enter the ‘matrix' to meet with the part of you that is frozen in a time of trauma and help them find resolution. This is an opportunity for you to use your imagination as you become the practitioner. Don't worry, you can't get this wrong, ultimately, the process will gently lead us to where you need to be to be to resolve the distress you are experiencing and I will be there to support you on your healing journey. Along the way, I will share insights and show you skills to help you but ultimately my role is as a supportive companion on your healing journey. These are ‘your' sessions.

Sometimes, as we work through your healing, difficult emotions may arise. My previous experience of working complex emotions resulting from trauma and as an EFT and Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner means that I am able to move you through these moments safely.

I have a relaxed and person-centred approach. I may sometimes incorporate ideas from other therapies if they feel beneficial to your healing. I do like to bring in humour when appropriate, healing doesn't have to be difficult all the time and sessions can be fun, Matrix Reimprinting can be a beautiful experience.

I will never ask you to change who you are, you are perfectly you already. I will however, support you to awaken and witness the amazing and authentic person you are so you can move forward and embrace the incredible life that you were born to lead.

If you would like to hear from my clients, please head to the testimonal page on my website.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Emotional Freedom Technique In Person £80 per 75 minutes
Emotional Freedom Technique Online/Telephone £80 per 75 minutes
Matrix Reimprinting In Person £80 per 75 minutes
Matrix Reimprinting Online/Telephone £80 per 75 minutes

Additional Rate Information

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