Walking into Kate’s Therapy Room in Childrey for the first time was a big step for me. In my late 50’s, I was confident that I would never need external help, as I had experienced enough of ‘life’ to prove my survival skills, but late last year I hit my mental ‘wall’ due to combination of really tough domestic and work issues, and was going downhill rapidly. After a desperate Google search for local therapists, I shortlisted Kate (on experience and qualifications) and was lucky enough to be invited for a chat. My pre-conceived fears were gone inside the first minute, and by the end of that first session, I knew that I had found someone who could really help. I felt I was being spoken to more as a friend than a medical patient. The sessions weren’t always easy, and could be emotionally draining, but that’s the point – to make progress I had to be really honest, face-up and then take the new learning on board. Anyway, this stuff really works. It’s simple and non-threatening, I felt in total control the whole time, and having finally turned the corner, I was a different person, with at last some understanding of my mind’s workings. I am really indebted to Kate for doing so much for me in a time of real crisis.