186 Aylesbury Road
01296 399923 / 07970 553752
Looking for a therapist can be tough, and its important you get the right fit for you, so let me tell you a little bit about myself. I have over 15 years experience working with people who are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties, and I am dedicated to helping people lead the life they want. My training is scientific, and evidence based, and I use logical, simple and powerful techniques to get the very best possible result for my clients. My aim is to empower people, and help them to achieve their goals. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, and I use a powerful mixture of cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis, and mindfulness.
I work in a friendly, relaxed, and non judgemental way, and also offer support between sessions via e-mail and text message (inclusive in the cost of a session), and where appropriate on the telephone. After each session you will receive a follow up e-mail with a recap of your session, and a reminder of any techniques we have covered, including recordings where appropriate. Each session is tailored specifically to meet individuals needs.
I like to use a wide range of powerful techniques to help clients, these include, hypnosis, mindfulness, positive visualisation, affirmations, cognitive behavioural techniques. These techniques can be practised at home between sessions to help you get the most out of your sessions. I also provide recordings for people to listen to at home.
I work with people suffering from a wide range of conditions, including, but nor restricted to: stress, anxiety, low self confidence and / or self esteem, phobias (e.g fear of flying, heights, spiders etc), inability to relax, habits, loss and bereavement, insomnia and sleep related issues, C.F.S / M.E, confusion, sports performance, sexual issues, exam nerves (including school, university, college exams, and driving tests), OCD, weight loss and food addiction, quit smoking, skin picking, hair pulling, and public speaking fears. Please see below for a full list, or contact me for more information on specific issues. I have a particular interest in anxiety, and anxiety is linked to many conditions even if it is not the most obvious symptom.
Hypnotherapy can be extremely powerful and effective for a wide variety of issues, please see below for more information about the conditions I work with.
A couple of testimonials from my website:
"Anxiety had crippled my life for as long as I can remember. Fear of a wide range of every day supposedly enjoyable situation ranging from parties, to taking the kids swimming would send me into a spiral of anxiety and depression, sometimes making me physically sick from the stress. I had always tried to hide the fear, acting as confident as possible, and avoiding situations I dreaded. I was basically papering over the cracks in my life. Once the kids were of a certain age it became impossible to avoid all the situation I feared. Hypnotherapy had been recommended to me in the past, but I have always been the biggest sceptic going, and had always dismissed the idea, then I met Kate. I booked an appointment and the usual anxiety kicked in a week before our meeting. Not only did I leave my first session realising my anxiety was unfounded, I left my first session feeling genuinely elated, refreshed, and confident. I cannot stress how great the difference was after one session. After 3 sessions I had to go to a party, the kind of party that would normally send me stressing out, but this time it was different. I not only got through the party, I actually enjoyed it! I started conversations with people (something I would never normally do). I also had a smile on my face, instead of the normal uncomfortable frown. Kate is a very likeable person and incredibly easy to talk to, she is very understanding, and I would recommend her to anyone. In a nutshell Hypnotherapy worked for me". Pete.
Hypnotherapy has definitely, without doubt helped me with my issues. Hypnotherapy is incredible with the right therapist. When with Kate Middleton, I liked everything about her. Firstly I have to say I saw two other therapists before Kate, just to get a feel for it. I will say that they were good and understanding, but Kate is brilliant, in her company you feel at ease straight away. Kate's voice is soothing but her best quality is that she probably doesn't realise how special she is. Kate can adapt to any situation with a solution to a particular point in the sessions. Kate's knowledge is so in depth and rubs off on you because of her enthusiasm. Kate loves her job, and that makes you want to go back. I found the mindfulness really helps you feel under a spell in a nice relaxed way. I would recommend Kate to anyone with even the tiniest of issues. You will be so glad to meet her. Kate is a warm and caring person with only her patients needs at heart. Give her a call, its the best advice I can give. (Male, anxiety and confusion)
Please look at my website for more testimonials. www.kmhypnotherapy.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Before becoming a Hypnotherapist I had worked in Adult Social care, and Advocacy for many years, working in a variety of roles. I worked with adults who were suffering from mental health issues and learning disabilities, and I worked as a Mental Health and Learning Disability Advocate for a number of years during this time. These roles enabled me to help and offer support to a wide variety of people who were experiencing great difficulty in their lives.
I have a Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy from the The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. I am also registered with the National Council of Hypnotherapy, The General Hypnotherapy Register, and The Complementary and National Healthcare Council. Other relevant qualifications/ useful information is detailed below:
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Awarded by The UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Certificate for Insomnia.
- Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy Certificate for Smoking Cessation.
- Diploma in Psychology.
- Diploma in Drama Therapy.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills.
- Certificate in Counselling Studies.
- Full Public Liability and Indemnity insurance.
- Enhanced DBS certificate.
- I am a registered member of:
- National Council of Hypnotherapy(NCH),
- The General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR)
- The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *
- Depression *
- Exam stress
- Fear of flying
- Food addiction *
- Insomnia *
- Low self-confidence *
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessions and compulsions *
- Pain management *
- Panic attacks *
- Phobias *
- Public speaking
- Quit smoking
- Relationship issues
- Sexual issues *
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- 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
Skin picking (Dermatillomania)
Hair pulling (Trichotillomania)
Fear of change
Body image issues
Photos & videos
1 hours session - £60
1.5 hour initial consultation - £75
2 hours Smoking Cessation - £175 (usually 2 sessions are needed, this includes 6 week support after your last session).
1 hour - One off deep theraputic relaxation session - £40 * Please note this is not a therapy session.
Please check my website for special offers. A minimum of 24 hours notice must be given when rearranging or cancelling an appointment, otherwise the full cost of the session is still charged.
I would be very happy to speak to you on the telephone for a FREE, no obligation telephone consultation, please contact me to arrange. Otherwise please feel free to contact me via text or e-mail with any questions you may have.
I am available to answer questions at any time (please e-mail or text). My working hours are Monday 10am - 8pm, Tuesday 10am - 1pm, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Wed 9am - 8.00pm, Thursday 10am -1pm.