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Per 1 hour session £85.00.

Equity & Musicians' Union £75.00.

Zoom/FaceTime and face to face clinic sessions available.

Fees payable by cash or card on the day or BACS in advance.

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

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). 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. The family member has now recovered.
I combine psychotherapy with hypnosis and a range of other techniques. See Supporting Therapies.
We start with a plan of two sessions. If that is all we need, fantastic. If there is value in additional work, of course, that is an option. My goal is to give you the most effective process with the most efficient use of your time.
MSc in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Full Member of the Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists

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 Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)

Kinetic Shift Practitioner

Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Certificate in Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety

Certificate in Integrated Parts Therapy with Dr Brian Roet

Trilby Connection and Modern Hypnotism with Anthony Jacquin

Practitioner Certificate in OldPain2Go

BA Hons in Music & Drama

I previously worked for an IAPT NHS service 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.

CHRONIC PAIN "I've had chronic pain in my lower spine for 30 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. I would absolutely recommend Nicola to anyone with a similar seemingly untreatable pain - the change was instant and total. Over a year later, I am still pain free. Tim G