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.