Kate Guest Hypnotherapist/Life Coach/SleepTalk®/Registered General Nurse
01626 833306 / 07790 303806
Kate Guest Dip/Hyp, NLP Practitioner, SleepTalk® Consultant, FETeachers cert, RGN is a fully accredited and insured Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner with many years of nursing experience to support her caring and holistic approach to therapy. Her style and the solution focused techniques used offer the client an individual experience. Kate was also a resident therapist at NuBeginnings Boutique Weight Loss Boot Camp in Ilfracombe North Devon during 2015.
I work with my clients to create a lasting change. I’m incredibly passionate about helping you achieve your goals.
What's critical for you to resolve right now? How is it affecting you? What's going to happen in the future if you don't get this sorted right now? Kate has used Hypnotherapy and Coaching to help many clients deal with issues, reach goals, have life changing experiences. What change do you want in your life right now?
Hypnosis is often likened to being in a day dream, where you are fully conscious but somewhat unaware of things and people around you and if you needed to be fully aware you would become so immediately. This is a light state of hypnosis and so you can see that it happens to most of us naturally on a daily basis.
Hypnotherapy is when you are guided by the therapist to achieve a very relaxed state which in turn allows you to be receptive to positive suggestion. The therapist works ethically and sensitively to allow you to gain the change you desire.
No one experience will be like another, it is a very individual thing, however most people find hypnosis a very pleasant experience. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed, calm and focused. It is important to remember that you are always in control.
The question I am most often asked is - How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
It may be that a client needs four to six sessions to create lasting change. Some clients can achieve their goals in just one session. It is a very individual thing.
I offer you a client focused, solution based approach to create change to get you the results you really want. Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Conversational Change is a safe, effective experience supported by the latest in nueroscince. The unique blend I use ensures a bespoke delivery to you the client.
SleepTalk® is a process for children with difficulties and children with none. It's about developing a child's emotional resilience.
SleepTalk® has been successful in resolving issues such as ADHD, bedwetting, poor concentration, poor sleep, sibling rivalry and many more sometimes in as a little as a few days and has been used effectively by thousands of families around the world over the last 40 years.
Even if your child has none of those issues but you want to ensure s/he feels deeply loved and secure and is growing up with all the right beliefs to live an empowered and productive life, then SleepTalk® is also for you and your child.
SleepTalk is a simple, effective two minute process over 12 weeks. All you need as a parent or carer is love and commitment. For further information about how Kate can help you to help your child contact her now.
Conversational Coaching This helps clients to move forward and set personal and professional goals that give them the life they really want.
How does it work?
Coaching is conversational change. My role as a coach is to assist you to find your own solutions to problems or to achieve goals through conversation. This can take place at work, at home, or simply meeting in a coffee shop. It can also help deal with issues and challenges before they become major problems as well as enhancing performance.
What Coaching can help with
Stress reduction in your life or work
Getting a better work life balance
Developing skills in life and work
Mindscaping is an excellent tool that allows me to coach you through a fantastic process that can even be done over Skype.
It's simple and effective. It can be used to clear up blocks from the past that are preventing you from moving forward. It can also create powerful generative change.
What can Mindscaping help you with?
and so many more things.
If you would like to know more about Mindscaping do contact me and I will be delighted to share with you how amazing this process is.
“I saw Kate at one of the lowest parts of my life. Struggling to cope with losing my mum to cancer. I couldn't cope and was so unhappy that lead to a spiral of over eating and more unhappiness. Yet in one session Kate gave me my confidence back. I left the room feeling exhausted but by the next day I was literally bouncing full of joy and able to cope with anything. Everyone noticed a difference in me. I even lost two stone in next two months but that was a bonus compared to having found my smile again. Would I recommend her? Yes yes yes.”
Obesity is sadly increasing in society. So much choice, too much choice perhaps. For my weight loss clients it isn’t their relationship with food, it’s their relationship with themselves that results in over eating, binge eating, secret eating….. the list is endless.
Having been an obese child and overweight adult myself, I know only too well the heartache, ridicule and low self esteem that being overweight can result in. Assisting my clients to ditch not only the pounds but the behaviour behind the pounds is such a rewarding part of my work. The side effect is always improved self esteem, improved health, improved or new relationships, it becomes positively catalytic.
"I can recommend Kate Guest for stop smoking. Being a 40 a day smoker the financial cost was huge, the health cost however was even more compelling as a reason to quit. I contacted Kate for stop smoking hypnosis. She asked what number out of ten would I say I was with wanting to stop. A resounding 10/10 was the reply. “Okay,” she said, “we can proceed as I won’t take clients time or money at anything less than an 8/10.” The date was set conveniently for me on a Saturday morning. I had my last few cigarettes in a packet in the car along with my lighter. An amazing two hours later I left Kate’s office, went to the car, grabbed my cigarettes and lighter and hurled them in a bin! That was five months ago. Being smoke free is great, not only is it healthier for my body, the money I’ve saved is taking me and the kids on holiday!"
There were estimated to be around 474 thousand hospital admissions attributable to smoking in 2015/16, which was an increase from 458 thousand in 2005/06.
There were estimated to be around 79 thousand deaths attributable to smoking in 2015. This represents 16 per cent of all deaths.
In 2016, tobacco was 27 per cent less affordable than it was in 2006.
Just under 11 per cent of mothers were recorded as smokers at the time of delivery in 2016/17, down from 15 per cent in 2006/07
Statistics on Smoking, England - 2017 [NS]
Publication date: June 15, 2017
"Our family had experienced a recent traumatic event that took the form of a large scale fire which required us to flee our beds in the middle of the night. In the weeks following the fire this resulted in extremely high levels of anxiety on my behalf, panic attacks at the smell of smoke, not sleeping properly increasing and disabilatating levels of Obsessive Compulsive type behaviours. Kate waded in like a knightess in shining armour flying the banners of a positive, anxiety free future and she delivered exactly what she promised. Her friendly, relaxed approach made me feel comfortable and safe and able to relax enough to fully engage in her confident, knowledgeable and productive therapy. I am now looking forward to a future without unnecessary fear and far clearer more positive approach to dealing with problems. I am so much more relaxed and my anxieties have settled down to their previously normal levels. Thank you Kate for giving me the ladder out of my personal black hole."
"I saw kate at one of the lowest parts of my life. Struggling to cope with losing my mum to cancer. I couldn't cope and was so unhappy that lead to a spiral of over eating and more unhappiness. Yet in one session kate gave me my confidence back. I left the room feeling exhausted but by the next day I was literally bouncing , full of joy and able to cope with anything. Everyone noticed a difference in me. I even lost two stone in next two months but that was a bonus compared to having found my smile again. Would I recommend her? Yes yes yes."
It was wonderful to spend time with this family some months after the devastating fire and the damage it caused. We worked together over three sessions. Imagine my delight when later in the year we were all sat around a bonfire, smoke billowing everywhere and my young client happily toasting marshmallows and enjoying all the fun the evening had to offer. My work is so rewarding and this is one example of why that is so.
"Thank you Kate for your advice and coaching. It’s really helping us to become more goal driven. It can be a challenge to think strategically about what we want in life with two young children so our sessions are really helping us focus and give us the strategies and tactics to go after them."
Trying to decide which career path to take can be just that, trying! Even more so when you have children to consider. Coaching and Hypnotherapy can allow you to get clarity about the choices you have and reach a decision. Our unconscious already has the answers, my role is to assist you and your unconscious mind to come up with the answers that are hidden within.
“One of the best things I’ve done.. I was having a few issues in life that needed ironing out. To be honest I had tried almost everything. And was slightly sceptical about seeing a hypnotherapy coach. It is by far the best decision I have made, I have come out a new woman with a bright future with tools given to me by Kate to continue my growth. I felt so welcome in Kate's company.
Kate is brilliant at what she does and has time for you which makes the difference.
I have already recommended Kate to many people and I hope that we cross paths again.
Thank you for all your support.”
People often become clients of Practitioners such as myself when they tried many other things. Scepticism is something we’re used to. The beauty of that we do is the results the clients get, often in just a few sessions. The difference the work I do makes to peoples lives is the reason I do it.
“Thank you Kate for another wonderful session. You get through to the heart of the matter, when I thought there was no way through. :)”
Issues can take just seconds to set in place and then last a lifetime. Some of my clients arrive still believing that they can’t get rid of an unwanted fear, habit, phobia or behaviour as they’ve had it for so long. They are desperate for change. Change work can happen in a little as one session for some clients. Seeing clients enter my office looking withdrawn with negative beliefs and then leaving looking and feeling brighter, energised, positive and moving forward is a joy to behold.
"Kate Guest is a fantastic motivational coach and I have benefited greatly from her expertise and passion for her work. I can highly recommend finding out more for yourself."
I'm passionate about helping people create positive change. My own personal growth through hypnotherapy and NLP has charged me with a desire to help others.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss how I can be helpful to you NOW and in the future.
How Kate became a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist
After 32 years as a Registered General Nurse I decided to take a course in Neuro Linguistic Programming after having visited a Hypnotherapist myrself. I found it so useful and empowering that I went on to do the Practitioner Course. Life was beginning to change positively for me as a direct result of 'practising what I preached' using NLP, and led to the introduction of hypnosis. I felt she had a natural affinity for delivering hypnotherapy. I also felt that NLP and Hypnotherapy needed to be taught together and so found a course offering both and continued my studies in the glorious Highlands of Scotland. On my return to Devon I decided that the way forward for me was to embark on a life of helping others through coaching and hypnosis.
Until recently I worked as a Primary Care Nurse and I am still up to date with current practice and understanding of health issues such as obesity, anxiety, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease which help support my work as a therapist in these areas. My aim is to continually be delivering a professional, confidential, client focused service.
Individual clients can be seen in Exeter, Bovey Tracey and Teignmouth. I also offer Skype sessions.
I live in Devon with my husband, Breeze our Sprocker and Bella our Patterdoodle .
Kate Guest - ‘Helping People Create Positive Change'
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Intensive Hypnosis
Dip.Hyp.NLP coach - Motivation Training
Certificate Of Credit Clinical Hypnotherapy - London College Clinical of Hypnosis
NLP Practitioner - Steve Beety and Associates
NLP Diploma - Steve Beety and Associates
Registered General Nurse - North Devon Health Authority
Diploma Coronary Heart Disease -Eastbourne Health Authority
Diploma Diabetes - Eastbourne Health Authority
Diploma Asthma - Eastbourne Health Authority
Further Education Teachers Certificate - North Devon Health Authority
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Alcohol abuse *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Drug abuse *
- Eating disorders *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Post-traumatic stress disorder *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Kate has a special interest in group workshops for improved communication and working relationships in the workplace. If you are a manager and would like to know more about a bespoke workshop that can be tailored to your business, then please contact Kate to discuss. If you are an individual employee who would like to improve things personally within the workplace, one to one sessions are available. These sessions are designed to give you tools you can then use to move things forward.
A complimentary 20 minute telephone consultation is available to learn how Kate can help you. Your investment in spending time with Kate to support your growth and your journey forward can be discussed on your telephone call.
Kate says -
"I'm passsionate about clients geting results. Seeing them move from being stuck, moving away from a pain point and going forward in life to a place of calm, excitement, confidence, whatever it is they need or desire.
This is what makes my work so incrediby enjoyable and rewarding. Have a look around my website, read the testimonials, decide how I can help you now."
More testimonials can be seen on my website kate-guest.co.uk
Appointments can be booked during the week day times and some evenings. Weekends can also be booked. The above is subject to availability.