Catherine Evans, Dip Hyp, Dip CP, Adv.Dip CP, BWRT® Practitioner, CHBP
Hello and welcome to my page. If you’re looking for help, then please read on. You don’t need to know what you want or need just yet, you just need to want to find some help and I can help you fill the rest in.
Whether you’re feeling out of balance, disconnected or lost in some way either because you’re going through some difficulties in your life or you’re struggling with feeling stuck, stressed and emotional due to fertility problems, anxiety during pregnancy, want to know more about how to feel calm, confident and in control with Hypnobirthing, feeling guilty, angry or frustrated because of your birth trauma or suffering with hot flushes, loss of confidence and a sense of panic through the menopause, then I’m here to help.
Women can undergo different feelings at different times in their lives, not all due to hormone related feelings but some very much so. The menopause can be a strange business which some women seem to breeze through while others seem to get no end of symptoms. The same can be said for conception, pregnancy and giving birth. Equally, for some women, feeling overwhelmed with the busyness of their lives and coping with events such as relationship problems, work expectations and trying to manage the difficulties of coping with family life work and ageing parents with no time for yourself can leave you feeling like you’re running on empty. I understand how that feels.
It could be that you’re just starting to experience some difficulties or it might be that you are feeling completely overwhelmed and trying to deal with them for a while. Physical and emotional symptoms are perhaps leaving you feeling panicky, perhaps a bit (or very) low, affecting your sleep and various other problems.
You have no idea how long these feelings will last, whether they will get better or even worse. You don't know if it's normal or something to be worried about. It all feels overwhelming and you just want to feel like you again.
You may even be worried that this is how life will be from now on.
Perhaps these difficulties are now affecting your work, your family life and your relationships. They may even change how you feel as a woman, a mother, a wife/partner/girlfriend or a friend.
You want to feel differently; want to get some of your old spark back, feel in control of your life and your emotions, find that old confidence, manage your doubt, your panicky moments and feel like you’re back in the driving seat again.
Well the good news is there is help and it can get better.
There are elements of life that we can’t stop, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live with and cope with the consequences of them.
I want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. How do I know? Because I’ve helped many women just like you who are struggling and the good news is, that I can help you too!
I can help you to release the negative thoughts and feelings that are keeping you feeling stuck, remind you of everything that you have to offer and get your life back in balance. I can teach you ways of managing your stress, help you to feel more in control of your anxiety and feel calm, reconnected to life and feel at peace and confident that you can deal with life’s challenges. Now, I'm not offering you a magic wand but I can offer you my toolkit of support, knowledge and experience to help you get your spark back and feel more like you.
Using a variety of tools including hypnotherapy, I can help you to:
- Release negative emotions
- Get your mind and body working together
- Come to terms with infertility diagnosis
- Enjoy your pregnancy
- Manage your hot flushes
- Feel more in control of your anxiety or worries
- Help you to cope with panic attacks
- Tackle weight gain
- Reduce, remove or manage your old pain
- Manage your low mood
- Come to terms with and celebrate changes in your body
- Improve your libido (yes, it’s in there somewhere!)
- Improve your sleep patterns
- Recognise and celebrate your life experiences and what you have to offer
- Feel more in balance
- Appreciate who you are and what you CAN do!
If you’ve never experienced hypnotherapy before or if you’re wondering if it will work for you then please don’t worry, it is very much a natural state which, instead of waiting for your mind to drift into, I guide you into that lovely relaxed state and that’s where all those lovely changes take place. It really is an amazing tool (plus I'll be incorporating other things as well), all you need to do is close your eyes and breathe and it will already be working and helping you make those changes you desperately want to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Dip Hyp CS
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Dip CP
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Adv. Dip CP
- BWRT® Practitioner
- OldPain2Go Practitioner
- Broadband 4 the Brain
- WSN - Counselling and Coaching
- Certified Hypnotic Birthing Practitioner (CHBP)
I am a Professional Member of the National Hypnotherapy Society (MHS), an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS(Acc)) and a Member of the Institute of Brain Working Recursive Therapy
I also have over 27 years of nursing and midwifery experience of which 10 years are specifically in a maternity setting offering emotional as well as clinical support to the women in my care.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Gastric band hypnotherapy
- 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
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- Weight loss
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Symptoms of the Menopause
Fear of Childbirth
I offer a free 30 minute consultation to have a chat about how you're feeling and how I can help. This helps to give you an understanding of how I work and choose the best form of therapy for you.
I offer various therapies and you don’t need to know what would be the best way forward for you, we work on what you need and create the best plan for you.
I find that the majority of my clients respond well to 4 sessions of working together. My 4 session package is £280. This can be paid either in a single payment or in 2 instalments of £140.
If I feel that you don’t need 4 sessions, I’ll let you know and explain the pricing accordingly.
For some people, counselling; talking through how you feel and finding your own solutions, is the right way forward. These sessions are on an individual basis as the number of sessions varies for each person. Counselling sessions are £50 per session.
My Practice is based in Lower Earley, Reading with easy access from M4 and A329(M). Parking is available outside my house. I am also on the 21 bus route from Reading.
I offer a range of both day and evening appointments including Saturday mornings. Please get in touch for more information.