I've always been anxious and I wanted some more confidence. I decided to go and see a hypnotherapist, and immediately felt comfortable with her. She started by talking about the situations I was anxious in and asked if anything had happened to knock my confidence when I was younger. After talking things through with her, I felt like she understood why I was there and felt hopeful that she'd be able to help me.
She then began to count backwards really slowly and it was strange feeling like I was getting sleepy. She made me imagine myself in a happy, safe place and while I was in that place I felt more confident than I had done in years.
Now when I feel anxious I think back to that place in my mind and find strength from there somehow. I'm not really sure how it works but I have felt differently since having my hypnotherapy session.