I was diagnosed with anxiety, completely out of the blue, following admission to hospital with suspected coronary problems. Following diagnosis and referral from my GP, I initially attended weekly NHS group sessions for anxiety and stress. However, I found these related more to general anxiety and depression, leaving me unable to relate to much of the discussion. I had been diagnosed as suffering from anxiety as a result of "burn out" caused by the general build-up over years of having just too much to juggle with work pressures/home-life/family commitments, etc. I began weekly sessions with Louise after taking advice from my employer’s occupational health adviser and my GP, who supported Hypnotherapy as an intervention. Louise identified that the poor sleeping patterns I had (experienced over a long period of time) were a direct result of the stress I was under and were compounding the anxiety I was suffering. Over a number of weeks Louise worked with me through a programme to address my sleep deprivation and I focused on gaining a work life balance. With Louise's support I got to the point where I was able to devise and follow a phased return to work. After 5 months off work Louise has given me the support, guidance and “tools” to enable me to get back on track, which as a working mum of 3 is essential! This has been a completely new experience for me but I found Louise to be incredibly positive and personable and I am extremely thankful that I found her.