I came to see Kate during a difficult period in my life, I needed some professional support and guidance through a rocky time. I actually found myself looking forward to the sessions, as it would leave me feeling so much more positive about myself and life, and it began to lift the black cloud that was hanging over me constantly. I would like to thank Kate for all she did to help me.
“Client’s names have been changed to maintain anonymity”
I’ve had great success with solution focused hypnotherapy in the past for depression and anxiety – so much so that I’m able to manage most of the time with what I’ve learnt. But I was struggling during the first trimester of pregnancy and found Kate at the right time. Meeting Kate was a pleasure, and having her support and encouragement during a tough period with work and pregnancy hormones was really helpful. With her help I was able to focus on achievable goals and the positives to feel more in control.
I met Kate while researching a character for my novel. I had persuaded her to give me an hour for a chat to gain some insight into hypnotherapy. I ended up having a few sessions with her myself and found the process really beneficial. It wasn’t at all like I expected – you know, swinging watches and digging into problems (that’s a good thing). The discussions and relaxation techniques were – even at their most basic level – a very nice, relaxing thing to do. Kate has a lovely way about her, very calm and knowledgeable and I instantly felt she was someone I could trust; and of course, in any therapy environment that is paramount. During the fascinating process I discovered a few things about what makes me tick, things I really didn’t know and have felt the benefit many months afterwards. A very positive thing to do. If you are unsure about hypnotherapy, my advice would be to just give it a go. Kate knows her stuff, is a great person and I’m sure she will help you too.
Kate is a wonderful therapist and helped me through a time of struggle and confusion. I was very low and finding adjusting to a new phase of my life rather tough. Kate is so easy to talk to. She helped me gain perspective and come to understand my feelings at what was a very difficult time.
She took me on a journey through counselling and hypnotherapy that was very powerful. Following our sessions if I found myself in moments of stress or worry, I would almost subconsciously carry out the calming actions that in my hypnosis Kate had suggested I do, before I knew it I felt completely at ease.
My final session was very powerful and it has stayed with me since, bubbling away in my subconscious, reassuring me in tough moments that everything will work out.
I’m in a much better place now and forever grateful to Kate for helping me through the tough times.
I visited Kate as I was having some stress and issues with attending medical appointments during my first pregnancy. I found her insights about my issues and concerns very enlightening and actually found it very helpful just to voice them with someone who listened and acknowledged my issues without judging them. I had no experience of hypnotherapy before and was rather sceptical that it could or would help me. After the initial session Kate gave me a recording to listen to, which I found very useful and easy to relax to. Especially helpful as I was suffering with some insomnia related to pregnancy. I attended more sessions and after each one found greater positivity and was more relaxed. I truly believe that my relaxed state greatly benefited my growing baby and my own wellbeing during my pregnancy and birth. I found Kate’s incredible positivity and zest for life especially good to be around and I really felt boosted by the experience of the sessions. I would recommend trying hypnotherapy out and giving it a few sessions before making any decisions. I think the skills for deep relaxation and self-hypnosis can help people long term and if I get stressed again or ever have a problem to sleep or generally need relaxation I would use the recordings.
I made an appointment to see Kate for hypnotherapy as I had a long- standing issue with stage fright,…a particularly debilitating condition for a professional musician ! For me it was very important to be able to vocalise in detail my fears, and Kate provided a very calm and safe environment in which to do this. The hypnotherapy itself involved a kind of summing- up of all the negative factors surrounding my problem, and turning them around with positive, caring affirmations. There was no ‘going into a trance’ and not remembering anything about the session, it was more a case of closing my eyes and being gently led into an extremely relaxed state where my mind could absorb new information and re-programme itself. This included giving me some really useful mental tools to take away and utilise in a performance situation, and which have proved to be incredibly beneficial. I have found looking back, that hypnotherapy helped me to step outside my issues and see them in a new light, and has helped to set me on the road to a renewed enjoyment of my work which I thought I had lost. I highly recommend Kate for her knowledge and understanding as a therapist.
I would like to say that during the time I was attending hypnotherapy sessions with Kate, she helped me to find ways of coping with strong emotions and she taught me how to find ways to de-stress. I found her hypnotherapy to be very relaxing and very positive.
Having been through a very traumatic and unexpected period resulting in repetitive, aggressive and negative thoughts, plus an inability to enjoy a regular sleep pattern, I was introduced to Kate for counselling and hypnotherapy. After only 5 sessions, matters improved significantly and I am extremely grateful to Kate for her sympathy, understanding and care.
I was totally averse to any type of therapy for years before going to see Kate. But after a few sessions I began to see how important therapy is. Kate is a wonderful therapist and it has (no exaggeration) changed my life. I am so glad that I made that call and had those sessions and have never looked back. I would highly recommend Kate without hesitation.
I went to see Kate for hypnotherapy to overcome my fear or flying, shortly before an upcoming family trip. She helped me to get through it in a short period of time and I can now travel without a problem. A few weeks later I came back due to exam stress, resulting in patchy sleep and anxiety. But sure enough after a few sessions I was calm, confident and ready to get myself sorted. I, as a teenager, felt very comfortable and relaxed with Kate and am very grateful towards her.
We are incredibly impressed with Kate and can recommend her 100 per cent. She has been a tremendous support and a wise counsellor for our teenage daughter who has had anxiety, depression and BPD to cope with.
Kate has always been available for our daughter whether in person, by email or phone. She has gone beyond our expectations and never let our daughter or us down when she was needed.
Professional but approachable, she can relate to teenagers and their parents alike. Our daughter, even in her darkest moments, only had good things to say about Kate.
We really could not have got through the last two years without her.
I started hypnotherapy with Kate at a time when I was feeling particularly low in my life. I knew as soon as I met her that I had done the right thing. She immediately put me at ease, listened and advised. I saw her regularly for around eight months and she completely opened my eyes to a new outlook on life. I have felt increasingly happy and more positive ever since. I continue to use her self-hypnosis technique from time to time and will always be grateful to her for turning me round and pointing out a new path to me – a path that I am continuing to explore.
Well since I last saw you all has been good this end. There have not been any episodes and I feel that I can now control it using your breathing technique. My main worry which was the reason for coming to see you was the trip to Canada which actually turned out to be absolutely fine. In fact the only thing that spoilt it was I had picked up a mild strain of the Australian flu which was not pleasant. Aside from that there were no problems. All in all I believe it worked for me and I have mentioned you to other people who were interested. So thank you once again for your time.
From the start I found Kate warm, friendly, worldly and approachable. She is able to empathise with any struggles I have presented her with and provides practical solutions to deal with them. For over 20 years I suffered from insomnia caused by stress and anxiety. After years of believing I was an anxious person by nature Kate has shown me that a change is possible. She has provided me with the tools to deal with anxiety and now my days are calmer and I sleep at night.
Kate helped me through a very difficult period in my life when I didn’t know where else to turn. Kate’s warmth makes you feel instantly supported making it easy to open up to her. I would feel the positive effects after each session immediately as Kate’s practical and logical approach would help me breakdown the issues I was confronting, helping me to put everything into perspective. I have found hypnotherapy extremely valuable and it has really helped me gain control and get my life back on track.
My fear of flying developed about 10 years ago following a bad flight back from holiday, since then trying a go abroad has been a nightmare for me and the last few days of the holiday were always intruded by a mix of fear and anxiety of having to board a flight to get home. In preparation for a holiday to Cyprus I decided to give Hypnotherapy a try after hearing good reviews from other people who had fears or were trying to break a habit. I found Kate on website for Hypnotherapists in my local area and my visits with her were in a relaxed and safe environment where we worked on trying to get to the root of my fear. I flew to Cyprus in May 2016 without any issues and for the first time in a long time enjoyed the whole experience of the Airport, checking in and boarding the flight. I am off to Dublin next week with work so flying on my own and had no reservations about going when I was asked, the issue of the flight never even crossed my mind.
My fear of flying seemed to come out of nowhere. I’d flown extensively over the years and without any anxiety, then on a return flight from Malaga I was suddenly gripped with what felt like an uncontrollable and confusing fear. A second flight to Chicago just exacerbated my fear, which was so consuming that I really don’t know how I managed to board the plane back to the UK. For over a year I avoided flying altogether. I even worked out how long it would take to travel to destinations by boat or train, desperate to continue with my love of travel still but just not by plane. Not one to give in to my fears, I decided to try hypnotherapy as I was aware that this therapy can help with irrational thoughts. From my very first session with Kate, I started to feel more in control – just making the decision to do something about your fear is the first positive step forward. Working at my pace, over the next few weeks Kate helped me unravel my fear around flying. After each session I became more relaxed, felt more in control – Kate has a way of making you feel at ease, and I felt as though I was in good hands. It took some commitment on my part in that Kate gave me an audio to listen to in between therapy sessions – Kate’s voice teaching your mind to relax and think positively. I wasn’t sure how I would feel on my first flight following hypnotherapy, but whilst packing my suitcase the dread of flying was replaced with excitement. I decided to roll with it. Sat in the airport lounge, no fear. Boarding the flight, no fear. During take-off I had a little apprehension but I self-talked myself into a positive place, and once up in the air, I was relaxed again, enjoying a glass of prosecco and taking in a movie. Yippee – thank you Kate. Hypnotherapy certainly helped me overcome my fear.
I can recommend unreservedly Kate’s hypnotherapy sessions. Any initial reservations I had about hypnotherapy were quickly dispelled by Kate’s professional, totally non-judgmental and empathetic approach. I found the sessions relaxing and most positive : she has helped me to ‘help myself’ . I have gained very useful insight from the tape she provided and my sessions with her.
I moved to the Oxfordshire area from London in December 2015 and found the first few months quite stressful with the life adjustment and juggling of too many balls in the air at once. My anxiety levels increased and a phobia of confined spaces was beginning to get out of control so I googled hypnotherapists and came across Kate’s details. This was one of the best decisions I ever made going to see Kate. Her sessions helped to transform my mindset from negative to positive and were incredibly instrumental in getting me through a transitional period in my life. She gave me the tools to cope with situations that I would have deemed stressful before going to see her and she helped me relax and cope better. She’s warm and friendly and it’s a lovely, relaxed environment to be in.
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