Just received this lovely testimonial from a client, who is making really great progress. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback.
I started seeing Kim in the summer of 2016 on the recommendation of a friend.
I was suffering from a mix of deep-routed anxieties and was not coping with every day life and was incapable of making decisions.
I had also developed some quite debilitating phobias linked to problems at work and a complete loss of self-identity and self-worth.
I had never had hypnotherapy before, and like many people, thought that it was all about TV shows where audience members are made to do embarrassing things and generally be humiliated. I was assured that Kim’s work was NOTHING like that.
I admit I was nervous, but my initial phone call with Kim felt like I was chatting with a friend and I felt my barriers coming down enough to make an appointment. I had had a particularly bad day on the day of my first appointment and was in quite a state.
I don’t remember very much about it, but I recall Kim’s gentle, calm manner, and best of all, a feeling that she didn’t think I was “bonkers” or “a waste of space”.
She made me feel relaxed, confident and open to her ideas and techniques.
Fast forward to a few sessions later and I had summoned up the courage to apply for a new job (something that had been impossible a few weeks before) – and I got the job!, have some very challenging conversations about some deeply emotional matters and also learned some coping strategies for my phobias that I am still employing regularly today.
Kim could not make my problems go away, or indeed switch my phobias off like a light, but she helped me to understand them, and in understanding them I started to learn to understand me and how I could make my life better for myself.
Teenagers used to use that horrible phrase “YOLO” (you only live once) but it is true and you deserve some calm contentment and piece of mind and although I am a person who will always battle with inner demons, Kim has taught me that they cannot define me.
I believe that this is a place I would never have got to on my own and I will always be grateful for how Kim helped me and wouldn’t hesitate to go back if I felt I needed more support. Thank you Kim, for all you do – your work is life-changing.
Hi my name is Kim and thank you for taking the time to read my article. I am a local Hypnotherapist and Counsellor with over 7 years experience of helping people explore their options and achieve their goals. I have experience of working in the NHS and through private practice to help people with weight management, stop smoking and anxiety.