When Kylie came to see me, she wasn’t sure what she wanted. She just knew something wasn’t right. She had feelings of worthlessness. As a child, she had been neglected for long periods and had recently lost both parents in unfortunate circumstances. Following our conversation, I formed the view that her real challenge was Imposter Syndrome, coupled with some trauma from her childhood and recent professional experiences.
She was clearly highly intelligent but was overwhelmed by people taking advantage of her when she didn’t feel she was capable, even though she had incredible credentials.
She responded well to the work ,which involved gradually seeing her new preferred version of herself coming into being.
She has turned her life round and is now able to command fees for her work which are in line with her professional standing.
Hatti came along with stress: she was fed up with her job as an executive which required a lot of air travel, and she had developed fear of flying. By the time we got to session 3 she disclosed she’d been abused by an uncle as a child.
Highly intelligent, she wanted to feel able to get on with her job again as the main breadwinner for her family.
As a result of the work we did together, she now flies comfortably and enjoys her job to the full, feeling fulfilled in her work and as a mother.
She continues to prosper.
Tom wanted to stop smoking. He was fed up with coughing and feelings of breathlessness. Additionally, he despised himself for not being in control. As often happens, he’d tried everything – patches, gum, the works – without success, and seeing me was a last resort. We’d met at a networking event and he decided to get in touch even though he wasn’t convinced it would work for him.
We did my normal smoking cessation single session process and he wrote a year later to say how amazed he was that it had been successful and he was still smoke free.
Nikki presented with panic disorder. Confined spaces were the worst. She’d been bullied at school and abused by her parents at various times.
The panic disorders at first didn’t seem to relate to any specific event in her life, but gradually we were able to piece together the background and she overcame these quickly. At the same time she’d lost confidence in her abilities.
She then decided that she had enough confidence to become a mother, but wanted some help in preparation for this with her fertility. So, she is now the proud mother of a baby boy.
This brought her and her husband much joy.