Moving Your Life Forward
Hypnotherapy is a non-invasive, safe and relaxing therapy. I can take you into a deep and relaxing state of hypnosis where you will be aware, feel calm and in complete control. We work together as a team to help you with your personal issue(s). Hypnotherapy has brought many successful results with problems presenting as: anxiety; phobias; low self esteem; panic attacks; stress; smoking; pain management; weight issues; fear of public speaking; fear of flying and more.
EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a rapid, non-invasive therapy used at a conscious level, but the therapeutic advantages are that it reaches the subconscious almost instantly. It can be used for almost all the areas that Hypnotherapy can treat, but its successes are mainly highlighted for the treatment of PTSD. Each individual's perception of trauma is relevant to their experience. EMDR has also been linked to the successful treatment of soldiers returning from war zones and its high success rate in assisting trauma.
Hypnotherapy can help you to get to the root of the reasons why you smoke - resulting in a higher success of kicking the habit. We work together to find out what 'type' of smoker you are then find the 'best fit' to strengthen a successful outcome. The most important factor in this is that you must wish to kick the habit and not because anyone else wants you to stop. If you are thinking of quitting - some food for thought. There are around 599 legal additives in your cigarettes, apart from tobacco, and up to 60 of these are known carcinogens. It's a fantastic and positive decision to quit tobacco and thousands of people are succeeding every year.
Meditation is a very pleasant and relaxing technique which can help to ease the daily stresses and strains of everyday life. Meditation does give longer term results if practiced regularly week to week. I teach clients to use meditation through breathing and visual techniques and anyone can join in. There are no pre-requisites, such as having to sit cross legged. You can just as easily meditate in a comfy chair. There are many benefits to meditation and even a 10 minute relaxation session can help you to deal with day to day challenges in a calmer and more relaxed manner. If you are interested in meditation classes, I can arrange group sessions with a minimum of four people.
When I approached Kathy, I was struggling with severe anxiety which meant I couldn't attend school at the time and it was affecting my studies. Kathy helped me to overcome this by showing me a way of not feeling this level of anxiety and giving me a way of controlling it. This meant that I could start attending school again days later. She helped me to control it by helping me find a place that I felt comfortable in and allowing me to visit that place whenever I felt I was in an uncomfortable position.
Having experienced some significant emotional trauma at the beginning of this year - to the point where I was unable to function properly in my day-to-day life - I sought Kathy's help as an EMDR therapist. After our second session, I walked out and genuinely believed for the first time that I could put past experiences behind me and that there was light in the future. I've rediscovered personal resilience, interest in life and the world, and ability to dream and plan for my future, and so much of that is down to my sessions with Kathy. She helped me to unlock the door through which I needed to step to move on and re-establish myself as a whole person, who can conquer the difficulties life bestows. Thank you so much, Kathy.
Kathy taught me hypnosis techniques to help me with relaxation and reach my own "special place" which I know I can find and return to whenever I choose. I have approached Kathy in times of personal crisis and her calming nature and reminder of the importance of the breath has helped me to remain calm. Kathy has also advised me about meditation techniques and with her I have experienced and enjoyed the process of meditation. I recommend Kathy to anyone seeking to find their inner calm.
I saw Kathy for Hypnotherapy after I had been diagnosed with high blood pressure and my GP was having difficulty finding the right combination of drugs to control it. This caused me great anxiety. I felt particularly anxious that I would have a stroke. My daughter suggested that I should try hypnotherapy to control the anxiety. I was sceptical. However, I decided to give it a try. I had three sessions of hypnotherapy with Kathy and following these, I felt completely calm and rational. Kathy was professional, calming and re-assuring. At each session I felt completely under hypnosis. Kathy also used the EMDR technique to help me remove my negative thinking. My blood pressure is now under control. However, should I ever have any problems with anxiety in future, I would contact Kathy and have hypnotherapy again.
12 years ago I had extremely negative experiences within my marriage and had some counselling to try to move on, although I never really felt like I had been able to get everything out and processed in a way which would help me move on. For years I was in and out of unsuccessful relationships. I began my search looking for someone to help me and I found Kathy. She was a bright light at the end of a very long dark tunnel for me. I called her and told her what was happening to me and she suggested that my issues could be linked to PTSD. For 12 years I was carrying around a huge burden and had I known what it was, I would have certainly tried to resolve it. Kathy made the process so easy for me, I know we had to go back in time in order to process the negative experience I suffered, but I always felt safe and I trusted Kathy completely. I know I cried a few times, and that was the process of letting go, and after our therapy sessions I felt very disconnected to life, but that disconnection faded after a couple of days. My life has turned around since my therapy with Kathy. I no longer have nightmares. I feel happy, I feel safe and most importantly nothing triggers me now. I now have full control of myself, my life, my focus and my work. I feel normal again. Without Kathy I have no doubt in my mind that I would still be in that horrible dark place of being trapped somewhere I couldn't escape. You are a bright shining light to those people who are suffering from PTSD. Thank you for being you, thank you for being kind and thank you for the support you gave me during my most difficult times.
I can honestly and truly hand on heart recommend Kathy to anyone who is thinking about trying EMDR or hypnosis. I, like a lot of people, was a little bit sceptical but having heard how well it can work for people suffering with anxiety I decided to give it a go. Anxiety was affecting my life in far too many ways and Kathy helped me overcome a lot of my fears and find my triggers (some, I didn't even realise were actually affecting me until I spoke about it). I had just four sessions and took on board what Kathy said about how it may be weeks down the line when I look back and notice the differences and I can honestly say this was so true. I feel like I have turned a massive corner and have since done things I would never have done prior to the treatment. I joined the gym for one (something that used to fill me with fear for many reasons). I went on holiday and didn't have the usual anxieties that normally accompany it. I also generally feel a lot happier and in control and if I ever have a wobble, I simply use the techniques Kathy taught me and put myself in my happy place and realise I am the one in control of my mind.
I have a degenerative illness where I suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. Kathy offered to help using hypnosis and was able to put me into a deep hypnotic state enabling me to relax and focus my mind away from the pain. I felt totally calm and aware of Kathy's voice and instruction. I had no sense of time but felt totally secure and comfortable. I took so much away from the sessions allowing me recreate the relaxation myself using anchor points given to me by Kathy. She is truly gifted, professional and intuitive.
Kathy is a professional, friendly, caring and compassionate lady. She took plenty of time to ask what I wanted to gain from the experience and clearly explained the procedure and techniques she would use to help me. After only 2 sessions there had been a definite improvement in my health. Kathy's consultations assisted me with the 2 major issues affecting my life. One was for chronic back and joint pain and the other was for restless nights and inability to sleep comfortably. She took me to the beautiful serene place where I could begin to learn how to heal myself. Her simple techniques allowed me to focus on something other than the immediate physical discomfort I was feeling. She has taught me how I can revisit this place at any time through visualisation & relaxation methods if my pain levels increase or I have restless sleep. Kathy's wonderful words and wisdom have truly altered my ‘mind set’; helped me to continue to be in control, and I am positively enjoying a healthier and happier life. I would highly recommend Kathy for your hypnosis experience.
I had a few hypnotherapy sessions with Kathy to manage stress, anxiety and self-confidence issues. I found the sessions extremely relaxing and empowering; Kathy’s voice is soothing and effortlessly takes you to confront the root of the problem. At the end of it, I felt thoroughly relaxed and as if I had been ‘away’ only a couple of minutes. The sessions really made a big difference to me and have resolved my anxiety. Highly recommended!
I found Kathy to be professional and supportive throughout my sessions. I had a claustrophobic issue when flying which would lead to obsessional thoughts about my upcoming flight for days in advance and a sleepless night the day before. I met with Kathy a few times and she used EMDR mixed with hypnotherapy that made an instant and long lasting impact. In the last twelve months, I have flown multi times to the Middle East, America and Australia. I have just stepped off a flight to Portugal without any negative thoughts about claustrophobia and a good night's sleep beforehand! Thank you Kathy.
I attended sessions with Kathy for relaxation in order to help me with sleeping difficulties. I sometimes have issues with getting tired and staying asleep due to my hectic job and general stress. Kathy took me through some very helpful relaxation exercises and techniques, which I now use to help me sleep, especially during stressful periods when I have a lot on my mind. I would strongly recommend Kathy for anyone who needs help with relaxation and sleep issues.