My client Ms. P has kindly provided the following reference for me:
I started my counselling with Katherine six months ago, and in that time I can honestly say I have become myself again. Not the tearful, lonely, tired and unwell person that I had become. My doctor named my illness ‘Health Anxiety’, but really this and all its symptoms (a rapid heartbeat being the most worrisome) were just my bodies way of telling me that I needed to stop, think and understand what changes I needed to make in my life to be well again. Katherine helped me with this. With her support I learnt to understand why my body responded in this way, the reasons behind it, and gradually I have been able to build up my confidence and trust in myself and believe that I could be fully well again.
Being so unwell meant, for me, that I had stopped trusting my instinct, that I had a disproportionate response to everyday occurrences. I suppose you could say that I could no longer ‘see the wood for the trees’.
Katherine is so gentle and calm in her approach, I really feel like she values me, and this has given me the confidence to value myself. She asks me questions that help me to unravel the puzzles that kept me awake at night. She is warm and welcoming, and thoroughly professional and knowledgeable. I trust her explicitly, and really cannot recommend her highly enough.