… is not about ‘happiness’ or ‘wellbeing’ in the traditional sense of the words. KAN focuses instead on dealing more productively with reality – whatever that reality maybe.

25 years ago someone once said to me ‘Kate, you’re never happy unless you’re miserable’.

It stung like a vicious barb. But in a way they were right.

There was no real reason for me to be unhappy. I was relatively successful, had some great friends, but constantly felt that something was lacking.

So I spent far too much of my 20s and 30s wondering why I couldn’t be happy, then much of my 40s researching that why.

Now I am in my 50s I am in a position where I want to share what I believe to be the strength that lies within us all.

The world is a funny place at the moment. 24 hour rolling news and social media keep us hooked into its tight grip of doom scrolling and paranoia.

Our lives have been focussed so much on all those things that we ‘CAN’T’ do, that getting back to that point when we feel as though we CAN do and achieve anything is scary and unnerving.

But we CAN do so much more than we give ourselves credit for, and sometimes it takes someone else to point out the glaringly obvious.

So next time you hit that brick wall, don’t keep banging your head against it. Step away and focus on another way.

Kate Ashley-Norman DHyp MIAEP

The type of therapy that works for one person, may not work for another. Many therapists can be brilliant in one area, but not so great in another. You may get on well with one therapist and have a healing and transformative experience, yet another will set you back. The task of finding a therapist who will meet your individual needs will be one of the most important decisions you take.

That is why I adapt the knowledge and skills I have developed over the years to help you achieve your stated outcome. Using psycho-education, psychotherapy, coaching or hypnotherapy techniques we will work together at a proactive, dynamic forward moving pace to ensure you see results.

If you feel stuck in life, held back by mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, if you are struggling to overcome an eating disorder, if you are having relationship problems, failing to communicate with loved ones, feel like you’re not reaching your potential, struggling to understand your own inner turmoils when actually your life on the outside seems so good… every one’s experience is just that – their experience.

So to get the answer to YOUR questions, and dig deeper into what driver YOU, let’s sit down and talk it through. It might actually be simpler than you think!!

When you feel the time is right, we can have an initial FREE video call which you can book my clicking the link here. Once we ascertain that we can work together, we can continue to work either online, or face to face in my private clinic in Peterborough (or indeed a hybrid of the two).

My Peterborough clinic provides indidivudal and group therapy for people in Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Wisbech, Whittlesey and other surrounding areas.