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Amazing testimonial

The work I do with clients means a lot to me. It is a partnership, a working together. I make sure clients do understand that there has to be a level of commitment from them and a letting go of self-limiting beliefs, to enable them to open their mind to trying some techniques that may seem alien to them at first. The testimonial below shows the amazing power of working together to create positive change.


I had been carrying a lot of heavy personal, sensitive, baggage for upward of 10 years before I met Andrea. These problems were a millstone I just thought I’d have to live with.

Four sessions later and these deep routed issues have simply gone away. It really is the matter of fact – no big eureka moment – just gone.

Andrea is a vey talented hypnotherapist, but it was her hight levels of professionalism in dealing with highly personal issues that allowed me to feel comfortable in opening up.

Life is great and going forward the sessions have been very positive – all good stuff.

I genuinely feel that my demons are behind me and my best days lie ahead.

Pat – Bromley

Confidence at Interview

If you have been selected for interview, then CONGRATULATIONS! The employer is interested in finding out more about You. Your CV or application will have already told them that you meet the requirements of the role.

An interview is a wonderful opportunity for you to demonstrate your personality, and communication skills, your competencies and for you to find out more about the job, company and team or person you could be working for. You are interviewing them too!

There is so much you can do to be as prepared as possible for interview – Preparation really is key to an interview going as well as it can.

If you have researched the company, it’s vision, values, ethos or mission, and the role you have applied for, you will naturally be curious and have valid questions to ask, to demonstrate your genuine interest.

Look at what the company, or person, says about themselves. Does it represent what you want to be a part of?

They will be interviewing you, in part, to see if you fit with the company, or team. Match your skills against the job role, know what you have put in an application (wise to keep your own copy before sending), and know what is on your CV, and be prepared to demonstrate the skills and qualities you say you have.

A lot of companies use Competency based questions on their applications or at interview. If you really think about it, it is a great and fair way for you and the employer to find out whether you fit the role.

Here is a great tip:


  • S – Situation – they may give you a situation and ask you how you would deal with it, or ask you ‘tell me a time when…’ here you need to set the scene and say what the desired outcome is
  • T – Task – here you explain your role in the situation – if they are asking you about a situation you have not had, then what you think your role would be based on the job you are being interview for
  • A – Action – What action was taken by you, within your role, how did you involve other members of the team? Explain why you felt the action was, or is, appropriate to the situation.
  • R – Result – Was the result the desired outcome? usually you want this to be as positive as possible – though…
  • R is also for Reflection – so if the desired outcome was not achieved – what did you learn from it,? what was implemented as a result? this type of scenario could be very relevant to some roles.

Basic things NOT to do!

DO NOT BE LATE. In your planning look at the route, how long will it take, is there parking, can you use theirs? (A simple phone call will answer that query). How far is the train station from the employer? can you walk or do you need a taxi?

At interview First Impressions really do count:

so dress smart, if corporate then suited and booted. Wash and iron or dry clean clothes .

Girls – no heavy make-up or big jewellery, or chipped nail varnish.

Men – trim the beard or shave

Clean hair – clean teeth – clean shoes

It may be appropriate to cover tattoos or take out some piercings

If you smoke – not 5 minutes before, and do not cover yourself in deodorant or perfume! A mint is fine, but not to crunch or suck on in


It is simple stuff, but you’d be surprised.

SMILE, and have eye contact – this needs to be from the moment you walk in the door, some employers will check how you were in reception.

One client I had, went for an interview as a receptionist. A man held the door for her, she smiled and thanked him. Unbeknownst to her, he was the boss, and he rang through to the interviewer and said ‘ I want her’ – remember your CV or application already got you to interview.

Another tip:

Write down your questions, ( the ones you will have after your research) and take them with you in a folder, along with your CV or application, and the job description. If you are waiting you will have something to read.

When asked if you have any questions, you can say ‘yes’ and bring them out, especially good if your mind has ‘;gone blank’. It really shows that you have prepared and are interested. There is no rule anywhere that says you can’t!

Never bad mouth a previous job or employer. Have you answer already formulated in a positive way, so you are prepared should you be asked.

Be aware that a lot of employers now check your Social Media Profile! Remember the role you are being interviewed for, and make your

answers relevant to it, and reflect not how good you are at the job you currently do – but what you will bring to to this new role.

Get a good night’s sleep.

If you know your Skills, the Company, the Role and have your questions – then you can be Confident and RELAX, Smile and Enjoy the process.

Most Interviewers do allow for nerves, and some are nervous themselves!

One last thing ‘No you can not bring your hamster to interview, even if it is in it’s ball!’ An absolutely true story. Needless to say they didn’t actually make it to interview.

I hope this helps