Looking for the right therapist can be tough, and it's important you get the right fit for you, so let me tell you a little bit about how I work. 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.
Please note that I now offer online sessions! This, of course, means that you can live anywhere in the world (*some restrictions apply), and I will still be able to work with you.
I work in a friendly, warm, and non judgemental way, and also offer support between sessions via e-mail and text message (at no extra cost), and where appropriate on the telephone. After each session you will receive a detailed follow up e-mail with a recap of your session, and a reminder of any techniques we have covered, including recordings. Each session is tailored specifically to meet individuals needs.
I work with people suffering from a wide range of conditions, including, but not 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, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (C.F.S) / M.E, confusion, sports performance, sexual issues, exam nerves (including school, university, college exams, and driving tests), O.C.D, weight loss, and food addiction, quit smoking, skin picking, hair pulling, and public speaking fears. I specialise in treating anxiety, which can often be a root cause of many of the issues listed.
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 taken 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". (Male, low self confidence, anxiety.)
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)
Throughout my time with Kate I have changed so much I am unrecognisable from the person I was at the beginning of therapy. Kate's method of CBT and hypnotherapy has helped change the way my brain works, something I thought before was impossible, and something I would have to deal with for the rest of my life. (*an extract from a female, compulsive skin picking, OCD, low mood, anxiety).
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, mental health, 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.
- Certificate in Nutrition and Healthy Eating.
- 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 Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including hypnotherapy.
In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.
A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
The General Hypnotherapy Register
Hypnotherapists may become members of the General Hypnotherapy Register if they satisfy certain criteria with regard to both training and ongoing requirements as determined from time to time by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Members are either registered at Practitioner status (which confirms that the GHR acknowledges their qualification to practice), or Affiliate status. Although Affiliate level registrants will have completed a sufficient number of training hours to equip them to commence seeing clients on a limited basis, the GHR does not acknowledge them to have yet been trained to full practitioner level.
All GHR Registered Practitioners are required to accept the published Code of Ethics and Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure.
National Council for Hypnotherapy
The National Council for Hypnotherapy holds one of the largest registers of independent Hypnotherapists in the United Kingdom and strives to maintain the highest standards among its members.
There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Skin picking (Dermatillomania)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Hair pulling (Trichotillomania)
Fear of change
Body image issues
Loss and bereavement
Anxiety (of any description)
From £55.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session
1 hours session (face to face) - £65
1.5 hour initial consultation - £75
45 minute Online session - £55 (please contact me for details). Please note online therapy has been proven to be as affective as face to face therapy.
2 hours Smoking Cessation - £175 (usually up to 2 sessions are needed, this includes support a week before your session to prepare you to become a non smoker, and 6 weeks of support after your last session).
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.
Please feel free to contact me at any time to enquire about session times, and availability.
I would be very happy to speak to you on the telephone for a FREE, no obligation telephone consultation, please contact me to arrange this. Otherwise please feel free to contact me via text or e-mail with any questions you may have. Please note you are also welcome to contact me to arrange a session without an initial telephone call if you prefer.
After each session you will receive an e-mail with a detailed recap of what we discussed, techniques you have have learnt, and recordings where relevant. I tend to cover a lot in each session, and sometimes it can be difficult to remember everything we cover. Having an e-mail to keep means that you will always have something to refer back to, and you will be able to listen to your recording at any time.