When I trained as a therapist I had two main beliefs:
1) That life could be easier for people
2) That it shouldn’t have to involve months or years of therapies
Perhaps the greatest surprise that my clients find is that I have no desire to keep you in therapy for months, years or for the rest of your life. I want to help you feel BETTER, happier and more peaceful as quickly as possible, and contrary to old school methods this does NOT involve months of digging up the past, reliving trauma every week or feeling horrific. I have made it my mission to learn and master techniques which allow the most minimal digging in the past and the fastest route to happiness. I have watched trauma victims let go of their past in 2-6 sessions, domestic violence victims face their ex partners in court after 1-2 sessions and anorexia clients start the road to recovery after only 5 sessions! Obviously, every journey is different, and every client arrives in a different place, but my only goal is to help you let go of the past so that you can enjoy your life again! We don’t spend the whole session in tears, grief or pain, we remove the emotional triggers, change the thinking pattern and test it to make sure it feels better – and we keep doing this until the issues are resolved or at the very least, lessened.
I love the look of shock as my clients realise that the old feelings have gone, and I relish in saying goodbye to happier clients who can walk into their future without being held back by their past. Old school therapy techniques often believe that we must spend 12-24-36 weeks (or longer) talking through our issues – and whilst this may allow us to talk about them without tears it rarely means that the problem has gone. Sadly, many clients who arrive at my door have experienced years of traditional therapies, and whilst they can talk about issues more openly the impact of them is still alive and kicking, and often causing chaos in their lives. Which is what pushed me to train with top trainers and learn strategies, techniques and skills to cut off the old emotional pathways to trauma,anxiety and distress and rewire them to peace and calm, which means that the past gets left where it needs to be – in the past.
No path is straightforward, is it? Mine wasn’t either, which is why I am so passionate about working with the amazing clients that I meet, whether it’s the 5-year-old scared of going upstairs, the teenager with anxiety, the mum recovering from a trauma or the professional woman recovering from domestic violence…. because they have made a choice to change things to take them closer to living the lives that they want.
I’ll be honest, choosing to change can be the hardest thing, BUT, when you do make that choice– the results can be magical!
Having made such huge changes myself and experienced all the obstacles and difficulties that come with them it has made me passionate about helping other women who want to take back the reins and the control of their own lives, and offer ways to do this that are not like pulling your teeth out! That route starts with programming our minds to support those goals.
So who am I to say that it is possible? Having battled with and recovered from an eating disorder and experiencing the hell of domestic violence, I am under no illusion that things are easy when you choose to change. However, when you find the right therapist, with the right TOOLS and METHODS and start by changing your mind-set and breaking the connections associated with the issue you are having it’s like putting petrol in a car – it just all works perfectly.
Prior to my work as a therapist, my previous career involved spending years in childcare and education. I have taught children (0-5 years) and teenagers (16-19) and adults (post compulsory education) and I loved it. I was also fortunate to work in the NHS in the child and maternal obesity unit working with families, tirelessly trying to adapt habits and behaviours. However, sometimes it can feel as though things are taking too long when all I wanted to do was change young people’s lives and give them opportunities. I love helping clients to train their minds, whether it’s in the classroom, in my office or through my therapeutic children’s books. When you give someone the freedom of a free mind they are capable of anything that they desire.
Following my own experiences of trauma from domestic violence, which led to battles with both obesity and an eating disorder through most of my 20s I struggled to find a balance in my life. Whilst at the time it seemed like the greatest punishment on my recovery I trained in wellness and nutrition and went on to work in the NHS in child and maternal obesity. This makes me passionate about the work I do with those who want to change their eating behaviours, especially in the recovery from extreme eating behaviours. It was my personal experience that led me to find hypnotherapy and later other effective therapy techniques which support client to reprogramme their minds about food and themselves.I feel blessed to now share these with those clients who are committed to making their own changes, to find the opportunities in life, rather than the limitations.
I work using a variety of therapeutic methods to offer a range of programmes to change your mind-set in the area you need. My sessions are all personalised, interactive and focussed on change. That change can seem daunting at first, but when it starts to unravel it can be addictive! In most of my sessions it is also be QUICK! This can feel surprising, especially when a client has been in counselling or therapy for years and is suddenly free of their symptoms!
Sessions support you to break the emotional attachments to your problem, re-programme your responses to trigger situations and train your mind to achieve your goals.
All I ask is for complete honesty and clarity. Our working relationship is based on trust and confidentiality and I can only treat what I know, sometimes those situations we do not think affect anything are at the core of the issue, so being honest is vital to us working together to change your thought processes. This allows us to devise a treatment plan which is specific to YOU and allows us to create new processes which leave you feeling empowered and in control of your futures.
To find the change you desire, you must first commit to doing the work, some sessions will be liberating, others may feel challenging as we strip back issues and look for resolution, my requirement is that you are committed to the process. Those who remain committed therefore see effective results, a desired change in behaviours and mindset and an opportunity to live the life that they desire. This simply cannot work if you wish to blame others, refuse to work with me or withhold information, for this reason, when bringing children and teenagers for sessions it is imperative that they are on board and want to work with someone, or are at least curious. Please do not just bring them without discussing it as it breaks down trust and that can rarely be resolved and causes conflict at a time when healing is needed.
My goal is to have you feeling better and back in CONTROL as quickly as I can, so there is no request for weeks or months of therapy commitments, the majority of my work is completed in 1-6 sessions, however for more serious issues such as eating disorders sessions will last for a longer duration.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or email so I can answer your questions.
I cannot wait to start working with you!
Nicky’s qualifications include:
- Masters of Neuroscience and Psychology of Mental Health (2020-2021)- CURRENT STUDY
- NCFE Understanding Autism (2020)
- Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma (2020)
- Cache Level 2 Child and Young People’s Mental Health (2020)
- Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (2020)
- Autism Awareness (2020)
- Autism, stress and Anxiety (2020)
- ADHD Awareness (2020)
- Trauma Basics for Youth Workers (2020)
- Blueprint (2020)
- Treating Children with Tics and Tourettes (2019)
- Lego Based Therapy Practitioner (2018)
- OldPain2Go (2017)
- Reiki Level 2 (2017)
- Reiki level 1 (2017)
- BWRT Level 2 Advanced Practitioner (2016)
- BWRT Level 1 (2016)
- Diploma in Life Coaching (April 2015)
- Advanced Practitioner Eating Disorders (October 2015)
- Diploma in Hypnobirthing (September 2015)
- Advanced Diploma in NLP (February 2015)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy for Children (December 2014)
- Advanced Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (October 2014)
- Diploma in Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis (September 2014)
- Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (May 2014)
- Introduction to Counselling (2012)
- Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management
- Level 3 (Active IQ) Diploma in Personal Training
- Level 3 (Active IQ) Certificate in Exercise Prescription for Pre and Post Natal Clients
- Level 2 (Active IQ) Certificate in Gym Instruction
- Level 2: Health Related Exercise Instruction for Children
- Advanced Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management
- Ba (Hons) Professional Studies of Learning and Development (2009)
- Early Years Professional Status (awarded February 2009) – Level 6
- Certificate of Education (2007) – Level 5
- EZL124 Supporting Children’s Learning in the Early Years (October 2007)
- ED209 Child Development (December 2004)
- E123 Working with Children in the Early Years (January 2003)
- City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 – Early Years Care and Education