Therapy for women with anxiety

Are you exhausted by anxiety, self-doubt and worry?

Do you constantly fear being judged? Question yourself over every conversation and decision? Beat yourself up if you think you've said the 'wrong' thing? 

This anxiety... about money, your kids, work, your boss, colleagues, your looks, your weight... it's endless. It stops you sleeping, you're getting headaches and cry at the smallest thing. 

On the bad days you're clinging on by your fingernails.  To the outside world, you look like you're in control. But on the inside, you feel like you're winging it. 

To relax and cope you comfort eat and drink most nights.  Which means you've put on weight, feel achy and, just unwell.

Some days it's so bad you feel unable to do things.  You can't shake the heaviness in your chest.  You dread everything.  To the point you worry something bad is going to happen. 

You try to cope by keeping busy, even when you feel dreadful.  But it's exhausting.  And it doesn't work.

Sometimes it's hard not to feel the world is against you.  But you blame yourself anyway.  It's hard not to let people walk all over you.

And the thing is, you don't want to feel like this.  You know you're missing out on life.  You want to change things, but you don't know how.  That's why you're looking for someone to help you.  

The good news is, there IS a way to feel better and I can help you. 


How I can help you 


My approach isn’t like talking therapies, where its endless raking through the bad stuff and feeling like nothing’s changed. 


Instead, I draw upon the best tools and techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy, Gestalt, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and positive psychology. 


Which helps you to:


  1. free yourself from the grip of anxiety, worry and depression

  2. stop feeling like a prisoner to ‘head stuff’

  3. be in control of your emotions and reactions 

  4. trust yourself, feel confident, feel capable

  5. create the life you want

How it works


When we start, I’ll spend time listening to you to form a clear picture of what’s causing your troubles. I’ll then introduce tools and techniques I think will be helpful to you.


For example, if you have anxiety, I’ll choose techniques that free you from the intensity of your symptoms. Or, if you have depression, I’ll choose techniques to lift your mood. 


Whatever your situation, I’ll always help you feel soothed, calm and safe. And we’ll move at a pace that feels manageable for you. 


My clients appreciate there’s no textbook answer which tries to fit them into a box. Instead, I treat you as the unique person you are. In other words, your sessions and the tools and techniques I use, are completely tailored to your needs.

 As we progress together, you’ll feel able to:



Respond with confidence and clarity to others, instead of being imprisoned by ingrained reactions

Rewrite old behaviour patterns that hold you back, so you feel capable and in control

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Take an active role in your recovery, which rebuilds your confidence and self-belief

Once your worst symptoms, feelings and thoughts have passed, I’ll help you gently build a sense of self-worth. So that you can begin to see a better future for yourself.


We’ll then start your journey into the life you want to be living. 


  • sessions are held on Zoom or Skype (to keep you, your loved ones and the community safe during the pandemic)

  • each session lasts between 50-60 minutes

  • we’ll work together for either four or eight sessions (more if needed)

  • you’ll learn tools and techniques to use between sessions and for life

  • everything you tell me is confidential

  • my support is there for you between sessions too. If you need it.

Invest in yourself

My rates for cognitive hypnotherapy are:


£95 one session

£350 four sessions

£670 eight sessions

You can be rest assured that…


  • you won’t spend hundreds of pounds for months on end 

  • you’ll never feel like you’re going to fall to pieces

  • you’ll never think “I may be self-aware now but nothing’s actually changed” (hello talking therapies)

  • you won’t be asked to do silly things

  • you won’t do anything you’re not comfortable with 

  • you’re never out of control

  • you’re never under my control 

My qualifications and experience


I’m a qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Quest Institute Project You Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. I have a Degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology. 


I’m a Member of the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association, a Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and a member of the British Psychological Society.


For the past 13 years I’ve led and coached people, and organisations, through positive change. And since 2019 I’ve worked with private clients, women and men, to help them recover from anxiety, trauma and depression.


Read more about me. 

Book a free consultation

I offer a free, no obligation, consultation where: you’re invited to share what’s troubling you, ask me questions and discover if I can help you. 



My promise to you


I promise to:


  • treat you with kindness, integrity and care

  • listen without judgement, no matter what you tell me

  • help you feel safe and supported

  • do my best for you, every step of the way 

  • support you to create the life you want 

Kate Blackford · 07824 376926 ·


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