I help women free themselves from anxiety, self-criticism and worry.

Supportive, gentle and effective therapy that works. Reading, Berkshire and Online.

Is this you?

Constantly worrying about money issues, your kids, boss, work, your looks, your weight, your sleep? Then there's stress headaches, comfort eating, drinking too much, crying at the slightest thing and just feeling achy and unwell. When you feel like this, it's hard not to think the world is against you. But you blame yourself anyway. You think you're failing. On the bad days it can feel like you're winging it, clinging on by your fingernails. But to the outside world, you look like you're in control.

Sometimes though, you feel unable to do things. You can't shake the heaviness in your chest, you dread everything and worry something bad is going to happen.

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

Dr. Kate Blackford

Ph.D., BSc., MPrac.CogHyp., Dip.CogHyp., NLP Prac., Certified Sleep Performance Coach., Certified Project You Coach., Certificate Trauma and the Brain., BPS (reg.), NCH (reg.), QCHPA (reg.)

Kate is a qualified and insured Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Quest Institute ‘Project You’ Coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She holds a Degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology.

Kate holds professional memberships with the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association, the National Council for Hypnotherapy and the British Psychological Society.

For the past 17+ years Kate has led and coached people, and organisations, through positive change. And since 2019 has worked with private therapy and coaching clients, to help them overcome a range of problems including: anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, depression, feelings of having lost their identity and much more. Kate specialises in working with women

Kate’s areas of specialist interest are:

  • Empowering women
  • Educating and supporting others around Neurodivergence
  • Enabling women to thrive through Menopause

I can help you


Stop the worry and self-doubt


Feel in control of your emotions and reactions


Feel calm, confident and (yes) even courageous


Eliminate exhaustion

What Will You Get?

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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.


Cognitive Hypnotherapy

I use the best tools from evidence-based hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, Gestalt, neuro-linguistic programming & positive psychology


Therapeutic Coaching

I provide a powerful process to help you unlock your potential and maximise your performance whether at home, work or in sports.

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.

Your Progress

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 in person, or on zoom (or Skype if required)
  • Each session last around 50-60 minutes
  • You'll learn tools and techniques to use between sessions and for life
  • Everything you tell me is confidential

Invest In Yourself

One Session


Six Session Block Booking


10 Session Block Booking


Rest Assured

  • You won't spend hundreds of pounds for months on end
  • You'll never be left feeling unheard
  • You'll come away feeling more confident, resilient and capable
  • 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 or under my control

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

What Our Clients Say

Contact Us

We offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute consultation where you’re invited to share what’s troubling you, ask us questions and discover how we can help you.

To book your free consultation simply complete the contact form below and we’ll respond within 2 working days to arrange a time to talk.

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