Frequently Asked Questions

1) Per 1 hour session £85.00.

2) £200.00 for Stop Smoking. The session lasts 1 1/2 hours.
(For most people only only session is required but a free back-up session lasting 30 minutes is included in the price during the first month after the session)

Teenagers, students, retired and Equity members £75.00. (Stop Smoking £150.00)

Skype/FaceTime and Clinic sessions available.

Fees payable by cash or cheque on the day or BACS in advance. Please note I do not have any credit card facilities.

If less than 24 hours notice is given for a missed appointment, then a cancellation fee may be charged.
I specialise in anxiety problems and peak performance.

I was a junior tennis champion and a professional actress/musician before becoming a therapist and so have a particular interest in the treatment of performance anxiety (stage fright, interviews, concerts, presentations, examinations) and peak performance. I have worked with many actors, singers, musicians, sportsmen and executives to maximise potential and attain goals. I offer special rates for Equity members.

I also specialise in treating single incident trauma such as car accidents and assaults. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing which is an evidence-based treatment for trauma. See Supporting Therapies.

After a family member was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) I became very interested in treating medically unexplained symptoms. I trained with Steven Blake and his OldPain2Go method and now treat CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia as well as chronic pain.
I combine psychotherapy with hypnosis and a range of other techniques. See Supporting Therapies.
Consultations usually take one hour. The number of sessions will depend on the nature of the problem. The breaking of habits (eg. smoking), will usually take one session, whereas lifelong problems may need a series of consultations.
MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Full Member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists

Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Psychological Therapies (BABCP)

Full Member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH)

British Medical Hypnotherapy Board’s Diploma in Hypnosis (LCCH)

Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy (Austin Training)

Certificates in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Parts 1 and 2

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy (LCCH)

Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Certificate in Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety

Trilby Connection with Anthony Jacquin

Practitioner Certificate in OldPain2Go

BA Hons in Music & Drama

I worked for an IAPT NHS service for 4 years as a CBT therapist and at The Priory, Roehampton as a psychotherapist focusing on PTSD, anxiety and depression. I am also a tutor for the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of a trance state which occurs normally between sleeping and waking. The trance state is used to make deep and lasting changes to thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Hypnotherapy is very effective in releasing past trauma and de-conditioning habits.

Even though our subconscious only ever seeks to promote our well being, it can often be the recipient of faulty learning from the past, leading to low confidence, under achievement and sometimes worse. Often it over-protects us by raising our fears and anxieties to phobic levels to keep us from a particular activity or stimulus it sees as dangerous. Using hypnosis in a therapeutic way, hypnotherapy can facilitate a subconscious relearning process.

FLYING PHOBIA: Before seeing Nicola I thought I would never get over my fear of flying, I'd tried everything from relaxation techniques to attending 3 fear of flying courses to no avail. I remained terrified with this crippling fear, which affected my daily life as even looking at a plane in the sky filled me with dread !! When my daughter moved to Australia I knew I had to do something. I was recommended to Nicola through a friend who also overcame his fear of flying with Nicola. After 4 sessions of Hypnotherapy and EMDR I went to Australia and completed 16 flights in 6 weeks!! I'm a totally new person and can honestly say it's given me confidence in other areas of my life. I can't thank Nicola enough. With her caring, compassionate nature and soothing voice, she got me there.
Mandy S (4 sessions)