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Lysbeth Hix is a life coach and counsellor for youths, teenagers, young children and parents but regrets that she is not working at present.

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Lysbeth Hix is a life coach and counsellor for youths, 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 They are withdrawn and you cannot reach them?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 you and 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. But of course there are strong connections between youth and child coaching and counselling.

All of my successes come from a firm foundation built around a relationship between you, me, and your child. Although the focus may be youth counselling I make sure that parents are included as well. I find the best way to see if we can build a counselling or coaching 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 coaching is normally short term and focuses on achieving positive results in the now.

One of my particular strengths is my ability to connect with young people as a trusted counsellor.

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

    Here is a personal testimonial from one of my 10 year old clients! His mother wrote "Thank you so much for your help. the whole family has benefited, not just my son."

    My coaching amd counselling 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 am based in Sevenoaks and most of my clients are from Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Edenbridge, Bromley, Tunbridge Wells, northwest Kent 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. My address is 2 Littlecourt Road, TN13 2JG. I am conveniently located for people coming by car or train from Orpington, Bromley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and indeed much further afield as I find that there are few people working in child and youth coaching and counselling as I do.

    My normal fee is £75 for a session of about one hour, and I'm happy to say that I can often help to resolve a problem in a small number of sessions!

    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.

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