Kate Guest - Devon Hypnotherapist
Kate Guest Hypnotherapist, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach, Reg. Nurse,
Hi I'm Kate and I specialise in helping you with anxiety, stress and confidence issues. My nursing background supports my work with you for health-related issues such as weight loss, smoking cessation and needle phobia.
I offer a free initial consultation where I explain to you what hypnosis is and how it can help you. I want you to be fully informed and comfortable with the process and about how it can help you.
Stress and anxiety are normal in our lives, it's how we deal with it and how we let it affect us that makes the difference. During your time with me, I explain what's happening from a neuroscientific perspective and give you tools to help you right away as well as using hypnosis to give you long-lasting results.
My many years as a Practice nurse means that I have a very solid base from which to help you approach health issues both mentally and physically. I use a number of techniques in my practice as well as hypnosis to give clients a full and supportive service which include Neuro Linguistic Programming, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitising Reprocessing), E.F.T. (Emotional Freedom Technique), Clean Language Coaching, Handwriting Analysis, Psychometric Personality Profiling, Auricular acupressure and auricular acupressure.
I currently spend part of my week working for the Charity Young Devon, mentoring 18-24-year-olds who are furthest from the job market, giving them the emotional and functional support they need.
I offer Training, Coaching, Motivational speaking and Hypnosis independently. I also offer these as a Partner member of Momentum South West, a local company supporting in business both personally and professionally with a special focus on 'Wellbeing in the workplace'.
As a SleepTalk® consultant I can offer you help with this long-established programme. SleepTalk® is a process for children with difficulties and children with none. It's about developing a child's emotional resilience. It has been successful in resolving issues such as ADHD, bedwetting, poor concentration, poor sleep, sibling rivalry and much more sometimes in as a little as a few days and has been used effectively by thousands of families around the world over the last 40 years
The courses and workshops I currently provide are Mental Health Awareness | Motivational Change | Lifting Limiting Beliefs | Professional Boundaries.
I'm often asked what is hypnosis like? It's different for everyone. It's often likened to being in a daydream, where you are fully conscious but somewhat unaware of things and people around you and if you needed to be fully aware you would become so immediately. Whenever you are fully focused, you are in hypnosis which happens to us naturally on a daily basis like becoming engrossed in a good film, feeling what the character feels even tough consciously you know it's not real.
Hypnotherapy is when you are guided by the therapist to achieve a very focused state which in turn allows you to be receptive to positive suggestion.
No one experience will be like another, it is a very individual thing and yet clients find hypnosis a very pleasant experience. Clients leave the session feeling relaxed, calm, focused and yet excited about the changes they've made. It is important to remember that you are always in control.
The question I am most often asked is - How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need? It may be that a client needs four to six sessions to create lasting change. Some clients can achieve their goals in just one session. It is a very individual thing.
This helps clients to move forward and set personal and professional goals that give them the life they really want.
How does it work?
Coaching is conversational change. My role as a coach is to assist you to find your own solutions to problems or to achieve goals through conversation. This can take place at work, at home, or simply meeting in a coffee shop. It can also help deal with issues and challenges before they become major problems as well as enhancing performance.
What Coaching can help with
- Time management
- Career moves
- Stress reduction in your life or work
- Getting a better work-life balance
- Developing skills in life and work
- Improved relationships.
Mindscaping is an excellent tool that allows me to coach you through a fantastic process that can even be done over Skype.
It's simple and effective. It can be used to clear up blocks from the past that are preventing you from moving forward. It can also create powerful generative change.
What can Mindscaping help you with?
- Immune system
- Procrastination and so many more things.
If you would like to know more about Mindscaping do contact me and I will be delighted to share with you how amazing this process is.
SleepTalk® is a process for children with difficulties and children with none. It's about developing a child's emotional resilience. It has been successful in resolving issues such as ADHD, bedwetting, poor concentration, poor sleep, sibling rivalry and much more sometimes in as a little as a few days and has been used effectively by thousands of families around the world over the last 40 years.
Motivational Change | Lifting Limiting Beliefs | Mental Health Awareness in the workplace | Professional Boundaries
Training, qualifications & experience
- DISC Personality Profiling
- SleepTalk Consultant
- MasterCoach Certificate IIL&M Level 5
- Advanced Intensive Hypnosis
- Dip. Hyp. Master NLP coach - Motivation Training
- Certificate Of Credit Clinical Hypnotherapy - London College Clinical of
- NLP Practitioner - Steve Beety and Associates
- NLP Diploma - Steve Beety and Associates
- Registered General Nurse - North Devon Health Authority
- Reiki Practitioner
- Diploma Coronary Heart Disease -Eastbourne Health Authority
- Diploma Diabetes - Eastbourne Health Authority
- Diploma Asthma - Eastbourne Health Authority
- Further Education Teachers Certificate - North Devon Health Authority.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
- Addictions *
- Anger management
- Anxiety *
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome*
- Depression *
- Eating disorders *
- 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
- Sleep disorders *
- Sports performance
- Stress *
- Stuttering *
- Tinnitus *
- 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
As a qualified Reiki Practitioner, I also now offer HypnoReiki, a combination of this wonderful energy healing and hypnosis. For further details please contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A free initial consultation is available to learn how I can help you. Your investment in spending time with me to support your growth and your journey forward can be discussed either by telephone or in person, whichever is best for you.
The fees are £80.00 a session. £350.00. Six-session programme over 6-8 weeks with full 24/7 email and telephone access to Kate throughout the programme
The initial session is 2 hours and subsequent sessions are around 90 minutes. The number of sessions will depend on the individual needs of the client. The fees are for the session and not hourly rates. I like to give my clients the time they need at each session, so no one is ever rushed or feels their session has ended abruptly.
I also provide workshops on Motivational Change | Lifting Limiting Beliefs | Mental Health Awareness in the workplace | Professional Boundaries: Prices on application
“I saw Kate at one of the lowest parts of my life. Struggling to cope with losing my mum to cancer. I couldn't cope and was so unhappy that lead to a spiral of over eating and more unhappiness. Yet in one session Kate gave me my confidence back. I left the room feeling exhausted but by the next day, I was literally bouncing full of joy and able to cope with anything. Everyone noticed a difference in me. I even lost two stone in next two months but that was a bonus compared to having found my smile again. Would I recommend her? Yes yes yes.”
"Kate Guest is a fantastic motivational coach and I have benefited greatly from her expertise and passion for her work. I can highly recommend finding out more for yourself."
“Thank you, Kate, for another wonderful session. You get through to the heart of the matter when I thought there was no way through. :)”
“One of the best things I’ve done. I was having a few issues in life that needed ironing out. To be honest I had tried almost everything. And was slightly skeptical about seeing a hypnotherapy coach. It is by far the best decision I have made, I have come out a new woman with a bright future with tools given to me by Kate to continue my growth. I felt so welcome in Kate's company."
"Kate is brilliant at what she does and has time for you which makes the difference. I have already recommended Kate to many people and I hope that we cross paths again. Thank you for all your support."
"Thank you, Kate, for your advice and coaching. It’s really helping us to become more goal driven. It can be a challenge to think strategically about what we want in life with two young children so our sessions are really helping us focus and give us the strategies and tactics to go after them."
"Our family had experienced a recent traumatic event that took the form of a large scale fire which required us to flee our beds in the middle of the night. In the weeks following the fire, this resulted in extremely high levels of anxiety on my behalf, panic attacks at the smell of smoke, not sleeping properly increasing and dishabilitating levels of Obsessive Compulsive type behaviours. Kate waded in like a knightess in shining armour flying the banners of a positive, anxiety free future and she delivered exactly what she promised. Her friendly, relaxed approach made me feel comfortable and safe and able to relax enough to fully engage in her confident, knowledgeable and productive therapy. I am now looking forward to a future without unnecessary fear and far clearer more positive approach to dealing with problems. I am so much more relaxed and my anxieties have settled down to their previously normal levels. Thank you, Kate for giving me the ladder out of my personal black hole."
"I can recommend Kate Guest for stop smoking. Being a 40 a day smoker the financial cost was huge, the health cost, however, was even more compelling as a reason to quit. I contacted Kate for stop smoking hypnosis. She asked what number out of ten would I say I was with wanting to stop. A resounding 10/10 was the reply. “Okay,” she said, “we can proceed as I won’t take clients time or money at anything less than an 8/10.” The date was set conveniently for me on a Saturday morning. I had my last few cigarettes in a packet in the car along with my lighter. An amazing two hours later I left Kate’s office, went to the car, grabbed my cigarettes and lighter and hurled them in a bin! That was five months ago. Being smoke-free is great, not only is it healthier for my body, the money I’ve saved is taking me and the kids on holiday!"
There is ample on-site parking for my quiet, comfortable office. There is also a good bus route only 1 minute away.