“I decided to seek help from Ian as I had an important exam coming soon, which I was very worried and nervous about. I am Japanese, and as a condition of obtaining a UK Visa I was now being required to pass an English exam. I felt that I might not pass the exam as it has time limits to complete and I would panic. Ian’s subtle questioning discovered that the real fear of panicking during the exam was because if I failed I would have to go back to Japan and I wanted to stay in England.
Ian did some techniques which took me back to a time when I had confident under pressure and taught me how to bring back that feeling for just before I was about to do the exam. I practiced this a few times after our sessions and just before the exam. I still felt nervous when I was doing it but I did not panic and I passed.”