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Lysbeth Hix is a life coach and counsellor for teenagers, young children and parents. She partners parents and young people to support and steer them through difficult times in their lives.


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Do you find your child is often angry for no apparent reason? Their performance at school is slipping? They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them? When you punish their bad behaviour the punishment isn't working?

These behaviours are often blamed on “hormones” or “being difficult”. But in my experience that is very unusual, there is almost always a specific, identifiable cause such as parental separation, bullying or sibling rivalry which the child is not able to express in words. The Partnering Parents approach is to work with your child so that together we can find a way for them to say what is troubling them, and then to give you strategies to deal with it.

I tend to use the term Life Coach rather than Counsellor as young people sometimes think there must be something "freaky" about them if their parents want to send them to a Counsellor. Life Coaching is for anybody who wants to do things differently or better.

All of my successes come from a firm foundation built around a relationship between you, me, and your child. I find the best way to see if we can build a framework that can work for your specific situation is through an initial conversation together, entirely on a no obligation basis.
A few minutes of your time may save years of heartache.

I work evenings and weekends because that's when my clients are most often free to see me.
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My Approach

My approach focuses on not only working with young people on a one to one basis but also equipping parents to deal with the stress and anxiety particular difficulties may have caused.
Many parents feel the problems they thought were huge in the early years are nothing compared with the teenage years. If you are one of those I can help you.

My therapy is normally short term and focuses on the now.

One of my particular strengths is my ability to connect with young people.

The mother of an 8 year old boy with behavioural issues wrote: "Lys's sessions have exceeded our expectations.There is so much more laughter in our home now. My recommendations of her services couldn't be any higher."

Does your child have problems with:

  • Bullying. See Case history 3
  • Phobias.
  • Anxiety. Case History 2
  • Sibling rivalry.
  • The effects of marital or relationship break-up
  • Anger.
  • Trauma. Case history 1
  • Lack of confidence and self esteem. Case history 4
  • Friendship issues
  • School refusal
  • Exam stress. See case history 5


    Then help is available NOW. Call 01732 453991

    My service is particularly focused on parents and their children between the ages of 4 and 18, although I can also help people who don't fall in this age range. My approach involves a unique blend of guidance for parents alongside specialised counselling tailored to the needs of young people. I work in Kent mostly in Sevenoaks, Edenbridge,Bromley, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area.

    Parents are often pleasantly surprised how few sessions their child needs. This is due to the particular way in which I work as explained more on the "Help for Parents" page. For issues such as bullying one session can be enough.


  • Do give me to a call for an initial conversation to discuss my approach and how we might work together.

    To call me telephone:
    01732 453991 or
    07850 108950 or

    To email me just Click here
    I am based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

    If you were to search for my website again it may be useful to be aware that my name is, rather unusually, spelt Lys Hix, not Liz Hicks.

    Harry
    This is my dog Harry who greets people at the door wagging his tail and who sometimes can be my coaching partner! Occasionally when a child is very shy initially, we go out with Harry and they talk more easily as we walk. Children love him because he is so friendly. He has also helped children overcome their phobias. I always try to make my sessions relaxed, welcoming and enjoyable for clients, with or without Harry.