This is Cassie from Wallasey.
Cassie took her test a good few years ago. It didn’t go well, and she put driving on hold for a long time. When I first met her, she was very nervous, and her opinion of her own abilities was a long way short of my assessment of her driving.
Over the weeks and months we were together, I put more and more responsibility into her hands, and pushed her gently into areas she found challenging. Hills. Roundabouts. Reversing.
Time after time she found she could do what was required, despite her doubts. That’s where confidence comes from. Feeling that you’re in control, and that you know what you’re doing.
Cassie expected the driving test itself to be very scary, but on the day, she found that she got on really well with the examiner (“Kev was lovely. He really put me at my ease” is what she said) and apart from a few minor things, she passed comfortably.