Kim Burgess-Smith BSc, PGCE, HypCert, MFHT

Kim Burgess-Smith

I am a lady who is full of passion and compassion for improving the lives of those around me.  I have faced many challenges in my career, some I have seen as an opportunity and some less positively.  However, this has meant I have been lucky enough to have had an eclectic career that has crossed fields as diverse as administration, hotel and leisure, catering and teaching, mentoring and hypnotherapy.  I have enjoyed so many aspects of each of my career paths; helping and supporting others is always the best and most satisfying part of any role I have had. 

The progression of my working life has seemed to bring me ever closer to a role completely dedicated to improving the lives of others.  This has grown organically from my passion to understand how and why people behave the way the do.  Are they born or nurtured to be that way or are they being influenced by outside forces?  This desire to understand has driven my lifelong study of the individual and society.  From the esoteric to psychology, through nutrition and sociology, to mentoring, motivating and teaching, I have been drawn beyond the why to the how.  The how to help an individual make the changes within themselves, that will lead them to modify their behaviour or thought patterns that will give them the opportunity to live the life they want.

One thing I have learned is that no matter how much you study or how many different topics, there is always so much more to learn.  Just as well I like learning; more importantly sharing that learning, both as a teacher, therapist, coach and mentor.  I love books and videos but would say that my favourite way to learn is from others, on courses, in lectures and through discussion.  All of this history gives me a unique set of skills, which along with my enjoyment of listening and talking may go some way to explaining what makes me a good hypnotherapist who is able to provide truly bespoke therapy.