Testimonials

CHRONIC PAIN: "I have worked with too many practitioners than I can count and none provided the awareness and change that I experienced and received with Nicola Todd. I am in awe with her effectiveness and skillfulness to ask questions and bring my conscious and subconscious new ways of addressing issues which have adversely impacted me since childhood. My entire day has been better since we worked together this morning. Thanks again." Gersh G
SLEEP: "Having struggled with chronic sleep problems for many years, as a result of unsociable and erratic work patterns, I consulted Nicola on the advice of a colleague, who had had similar issues. By following the methods she gave me, which were clearly and very precisely set out, the problem completely alleviated itself within days. I was soon to realise that the other issues I had were probably sleep-deficit related and so, because of her treatment, could cease to be the major ones I perceived them being. I'm also convinced that the rest that I'm getting is somewhat due to the comfort of knowing that I have a empathetic professional to consult when necessary." Adrian S
CHRONIC PAIN "I've had chronic pain in my lower spine for thirty years which has often been debilitating and greatly affected my life. No treatment of any sort has ever helped even a tiny bit. But after just one session of hypnotherapy with Nicola it was gone. Its still hard to believe, but it has.

It would appear that the pain signals were being sent long after my body had recovered from the incident(s) which first caused them - they were no longer necessary and Nicola was able to work with my subconscious to switch them off. I would absolutely recommend Nicola to anyone with a similar seemingly untreatable pain - the change was instant and total. " Tim G (1 session)
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)
EXAM CONFIDENCE: "I thought you'd like to know that the exam went swimmingly yesterday! The session with you not only kept me calm before the exam but on the day itself no butterflies at all. The ability to remain calm facing the prospect of the exam made my revision much more efficient and focused as my mind was able to take on board and retain the information."
Heather B (1 session)
EXAM CONFIDENCE: "I was really impressed by Nicola's therapy sessions, as she is really understanding, non-judgmental and friendly in approach, and provides skills and relaxation strategies to help to cope with stress and life events which can be adapted to many different situations" Caroline D (2 sessions)
QUIT DRINKING: "I decided to quit drinking for 'sober October'. So went to see Nicola. We had an in depth consultation and not only did I get through October without drinking. I now find I don't want to drink at all. I have been so pleased with the result and my life is getting better and better without Alcohol in it. I have recommended quite a few people now for different things. Thank you Nicola. " Clare (1 session)
PTSD: "You are clearly gifted to be a therapist in this field and I have done nothing but talk about how AMAZING you were/are your calm and kindness radiates from you and made me feel instantly comfortable in your company, considering my then condition and being complete strangers about an unknown science I think that’s pretty amazing. ” Rachael Beeton, victim of New Zealand earthquake. (2 sessions using EMDR)
Quit Smoking: "I'm pleased to say that I haven't had a cigarette since the session and indeed have had almost no urge to smoke at all. I have passed your details on to other people who want to quit. Many thanks." John Smith, Manager (1 session)
Quit Smoking: "I have to say since I saw you I have been doing brilliantly. I have had one or two instances when I've thought about smoking - but then batted the idea away pretty quickly. I am really impressed with your methods. It seems to have done the trick. I am now on a complete health kick, have been exercising regularly and not drinking. I could not have done this without the initial kick start I needed from your session. Thank you so much." Leah (1 session).
Public Speaking: “I cannot thank you enough for your help on Tuesday. I feel like a different person! The event went well and I actually added a lot to the occasion. By being calm and focused, I actually enjoyed the experience of presenting, and had many compliments for my work. Some people asked if I did it regularly and others thought I was a professional! That is how effective your help was. I appreciated your style of explaining how the mind works before the hypnosis, and followed your instructions of listening to the recording twice per day. I could have got you a lot of business as the majority of speakers were staggeringly ill prepared and nervous as anything. I now feel so happy, calm and confident and would relish the opportunity to do it again!” Heather Grant (1 session)
Student Presentation: “Just wanted to let you know about my presentation…I actually can’t believe how well it really went, it was like a dream and ever since I have been on cloud 9! After the second consultation I carried on doing the cd everyday and didn’t have any thoughts that ‘I couldn’t do it’. On the morning of the presentation I felt calm, relaxed and was almost looking forward to it! I did mine second in the class and as soon as I stood up my nerves remained basically non-existent! I really enjoyed it in the end. It lasted 25 minutes and not once during it did I feel nervous! Most amazingly my voice was strong and confident throughout and did not shake once! Everyone congratulated me on my presentation and how confident I was…they even said how strong and confident my voice sounded! I can’t believe how perfectly it went. Thank you so much for all of your help and support… the effect that the hypnotherapy had on me was amazing and truly life-changing.” Emma Brown, Student (3 sessions)
Public Speaking: ” I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with the public speaking. It definitely made a difference for my presentation and I got some excellent feedback afterwards. I felt much more in control of my nerves and was able to speak more slowly, my voice was steady and clear, and from the feedback I received, I didn’t appear remotely nervous. So it’s been a fantastic result. Thanks again for all the useful techniques you gave me!” Angela Steel (3 sessions)
Spider Phobia: “Whilst all alone in the house, I came across my first house spider, and have successfully captured it under an ice cream container! I am really proud of myself! Thank you!” Sarah Scott (2 sessions)
Skiing Phobia: “You’ll be delighted to know that our 2 week skiing holiday was a complete success. I skied almost every day and more importantly actually enjoyed the experience! I’m already looking forward to my next chance to get on the slopes.” Charley Latham (3 sessions)
Fish Phobia: “Before meeting Nicola, my fear of fish made me too scared to even paddle in the sea. Since undergoing therapy, you can’t get me out of the water and I’m about to embark on a scuba diving course!” Charlotte (3 sessions)
Dental Phobia: “All through my life (from 4 years old – I am now 75) I had an unreasonable but very real feeling of the fear of dentists. When I did mange to pluck enough courage to go and my mouth was in a such bad state that I dare not leave it longer. I used to shake and perspire; wet palms and a wet shirt were the orders of the day. Sleepless nights prior to the visits were quite usual. I contacted Nicola and after one appointment and a CD copy of the session to use at home, the fear subsided and now I am in the middle of dental treatment which is involving extractions and implants. It is a great therapy that Nicola offers and what is important…it works. I only wish I had had the opportunity to experience it sooner; it would have saved me years of unhappiness and apprehension. It is now wonderful… I don’t have any apprehension about the dental visits. I have no more fear of the needles and all the contraptions that dentists use and I can talk and write about it!! What a relief not to have that black, fearful cloud hanging around.” Brian Jones (3 sessions)
Health Problems: “I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid and after 4 sessions Nicola discharged me. I went back to see my consultant and my levels are normal. He was very surprised and even congratulated me. I had readings over 30.8 (the normal being 5) and I now have 5 ! I was diagnosed only 5 months ago and it was back to normal. What surprised him most was the speed of the drop – it can take 2 years and often never reach normal. I feel that together, we managed to heal the body with a gentle persuasion.” Jemma Churchill, Actress
Acting: “Nicola helped with issues such as feeling confident when going for job interviews, something actors always agonise about but just end up praying to anyone to save them from the nerves and useless readings! And learning lines. And very importantly because she knows that actors are often out of work with very little spare cash, she charges a reduced rate for actors. This made the visits possible for me. Nicola was always exceedingly professional and a great listener.” Jemma Churchill, Actress
Acting Audition: “Just to let you know that I have just done one of the best auditions I have ever done having listened to your recording beforehand. Calm, clear with just the right amount of excitement! Whether I get it or not is irrelevant, I am very happy with my performance.” Justin Segal, Actor (3 sessions)