Testimonials

‘Life-changing’ is no exaggeration

Since having coaching sessions with Nicola, I catch myself almost on the daily thinking, “Wow, I couldn’t have done this a year ago”. Even my family and friends have noticed a change. The journey hasn’t always been easy but it’s been SO necessary. To list everything I’ve gained would turn into a short novel, so here’s the synopsis: I feel like I’ve come home. Nicola’s breadth and depth of knowledge, her uncompromising honesty, her compassion, humanity and her humour have made it all possible. What’s touched me most is her ability to hold space when I’ve felt really triggered, allowing me to work on deep-rooted issues I’ve been carrying around my whole life. It’s worth mentioning that I’d already been through a year of counselling, I wasn’t sure what coaching could unpick that a therapist hadn’t been able to address. Spoiler alert: everything. Everyone has their path but this was the best one for me. And I look forward to continuing this process together. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.

Fran Holder
Fran Holder, Brighton, UK
Coaching client

‘Life-changing’ is no exaggeration

Since having coaching sessions with Nicola, I catch myself almost on the daily thinking, “Wow, I couldn’t have done this a year ago”. Even my family and friends have noticed a change. The journey hasn’t always been easy but it’s been SO necessary. To list everything I’ve gained would turn into a short novel, so here’s the synopsis: I feel like I’ve come home. Nicola’s breadth and depth of knowledge, her uncompromising honesty, her compassion, humanity and her humour have made it all possible. What’s touched me most is her ability to hold space when I’ve felt really triggered, allowing me to work on deep-rooted issues I’ve been carrying around my whole life. It’s worth mentioning that I’d already been through a year of counselling, I wasn’t sure what coaching could unpick that a therapist hadn’t been able to address. Spoiler alert: everything. Everyone has their path but this was the best one for me. And I look forward to continuing this process together. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.

Fran Holder
Fran Holder, Brighton, UK
Coaching client

A huge thank you for the workshops, I got a lot from them

We attended two of Nicola’s workshops… they were incredible. We attended “Practical Self Love” and “Empowered Relationships”, and myself, my partner and friend all took away lots of practical guidance and tips. Nicola was grounded, knowledgeable and warm. I could immediately see why she’d make an excellent coach/counsellor. From the start you could tell Nicola was an expert in her field and was very comfortable/experienced. I’d also like to add that she was passionate about her work and you could feel she really cared about what she was delivering. Thanks for everything Nicola. I could probably write forever, but I am aware you likely need something concise and snappy for a website testimonial. Really, a huge thankyou for the workshops, I got a lot from them.

Josh Laverty, Lancaster, England
Workshop Participant

I’m feeling more capable, confident and secure

Working with Nicola has given me a real sense of empowerment and strength within. It’s been easy to bring what I discovered and learned in the sessions into my day-to-day life, so I now have the means to connect with parts of myself that ground and support me. If a situation makes me feel anxious or upset, I’m able to put myself into a relaxed state more easily… the energy that was going into feeling anxious is now going into soothing myself, and it’s so instant, I don’t have to go through a long process to come back to feeling calmed. I’m feeling more capable, confident and secure, and more compassionate toward myself, because I have an understanding of why the different parts of me are the way they are and what they need. I felt completely comfortable and safe with Nicola in the sessions, because I knew that whatever arose would be accepted. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

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Rachel Rehin, Stroud, England
Coaching Client

Excellent! Nicola provided an insightful workshop

Excellent! Nicola provided an insightful workshop for our professional community and is a very personable facilitator who helped create a bond between participants to enhance our network. We had great feedback from participants, who felt they had a new set of tools to apply to day to day situations. On a personal level it taught me about traits in myself that I can now apply to my leadership.

Priscilla Haselhurst, Chief Executive
and Women in Flood and Coastal Erosion Committe Member, UK

I highly recommend Nicola and her work

The training and support that Nicola has provided has been of great service to many students who have attended her courses…in feedback students reported that the skills they learned enabled them to deal much more effectively with the challenges they face in their interactions with others, reducing their stress considerably. I highly recommend Nicola and her work

Cindy Dring
Cindy Dring, Health Promotion Coordinator
National University of Ireland, Galway

I feel I’ve untangled some huge inner knots

Nicola, thank you for the wonderfully supportive and transformative space you’ve provided me over the past several months. I have made a decided shift from crisis/overwhelmed mode into a more stable, grounded daily experience, and I know that our sessions played a significant role in that. I feel I’ve untangled some huge inner knots that were keeping me in painful conflict with myself, and that I now have new tools and inner champions to deal with spikes of emotional angst when they arise. I also am making progress in putting my future in motion and am no longer caught in the paralysis that I had when we started working together, which is a huge relief. I just genuinely appreciate the completely accepting space of our sessions and also the joy and happiness that you bring just in your demeanor. I remain so grateful that I came across you at this particular juncture in my life!

Kristen W
Coaching Client

A breakthrough workshop

Through Nicola’s expert guidance and facilitation skills, her deep compassion, expertise and embodiment of the principles being modelled, I noticed how I started to rapidly embody the wisdom as we went along. The practice exercises were really useful and by the end of the workshop I was even able to say NO clearly and politely and model the learning in the moment…. I would unreservedly recommend Nicola to anyone who wants to become more assertive or work on and heal their interpersonal boundaries whether it be personal, intimate or professional.

David Stone, Somserset, UK
Workshop Participant

Nicola is an extraordinary coach…I feel so blessed to be working with her

Nicola is an extraordinary coach. She balances goals for the session with processing what is coming up in the moment; she witnesses and allows for emotion while also offering insights and framings. She draws from a valuable therapeutic toolkit featuring methods including voice dialogue, and can wisely assess when to use different techniques. She is paving the way for me to dig into my subconscious, feel my emotions, transform myself, and create my future. I feel so blessed to be working with her

Julia Paley, Washington, DC, USA
Coaching Client

Working with Nicola has transformed the way I feel

Through our voice dialogue sessions, I realised that what I thought were external obstacles in my life weren’t “out there”, but within me. When I saw this, I could easily pass through them and understand why I felt so heavy, anxious and depressed. It felt very spiritual to observe the different parts of my psyche and self from a very loving place, and as the sessions went on, I became kinder to myself and felt more whole.

It was very liberating, because I thought I had to squash and hide parts of me that were just trying to get my attention and wanted to be heard. Now I understand that they are trying their best for me, even when it might not seem like it.

I feel more comfortable within myself and more confident in my relationships because the voices of self-doubt are no longer the loudest. I feel more self-acceptance and am saying “this is who I am, I’m not changing myself for this situation or for you” yet at the same time I’m more loving toward people who’d annoy me. It’s helped me in my relationship with my partner especially, as I’ve found it easier to communicate and be honest.

I feel less frightened and can keep going forward in life without being frozen by the fear of what might happen or how I might feel. I feel much clearer in my direction, and have been able to make a new start after feeling stuck.

I no longer feel lost in the conflicting voices within me. I feel whole, stronger in myself, more centred, more connected to my body, and am not repressing my feelings because I know it’s okay to feel them. I feel very hopeful and am grateful.

Nicola is non-judgemental and I found working with her easy, comforting and enjoyable, and I highly recommend her

Kerry Goodfellow
Bern, Switzerland

Nicola sets the world free!

Massive appreciation for Nicola’s easy to understand demystifying workshops. Working her has opened doors to clearer communication and confident relating. It’s what the world needs.

Robbie Underwood, Lewes, East Sussex
Workshop Participant

An advocate and supporter of people remembering their own power and worth

Nicola has a way of facilitating and holding space within her workshops with such care, respect and profound empathy. She is not a helper, she is an advocate and supporter of people remembering their own power and worth. I felt so seen and acknowledged by her during her workshops on Self Iove and Intimacy. Nicola walks her talk and embodies what she shares.  She has a unique and powerful approach to self love and intimacy and I am still receiving insights since having completed the workshops.

Erin Brass
Erin Brass, Melbourne, Australia
Workshop Participant

She… facilitates with close attention to detail

Nicola has a warm, spontaneous personality, and she holds a well-prepared space and facilitates with close attention to detail and relaxed good humour



Richard Roberts, Scotland
Workshop participant

Feel truly supported and empowered

Nicola has supported me to feel connected to myself. I have become better at understanding my needs and communicating them. Although we may always be work in progress, I now realize now that my most important relationship is with myself and this work has made me embrace myself. I love how she is able to perfectly balance between holding a compassionate space and providing feedback for deeper reflections. Her work has created inflections in my life patterns in a kind and loving manner. I am grateful to her for her gentle spirit and conscious work.

Jaya Thawani, Dubai, UAE
Coaching

She is open-hearted, approachable..actively living what she teaches

Nicola has a way of teaching that easily keeps the balance of professional expertise and personal engagement with her students. She is open-hearted, approachable, not afraid to show emotions and holding herself in a way that shows she is actively living what she teaches. Nicola’s workshops are extremely rewarding, and have left me with lots of things to consider and apply to my life going forward. I’m so glad I chose to join her workshops. I started out feeling totally inadequate in my dealings with relationships, until I realised that I’m actually quite comfortable with some aspects of relating to others. The more I learned, the more I was able to make sense of what was just a jumble of aspects, and to address each of them separately rather than getting lost in what felt like an insurmountable task. “How do you eat an elephant? One spoonful at a time”

Tilo Flache, Brighton, UK
Workshop Participant

Nicola’s online interactive workshops really have changed my life for the better

I didn’t think it was my “thing“, but she has a gift in the kind and compassionate manner she delivers her workshops. As a result I am more self-aware, a better listener, and able to clearly communicate with confidence in situations that previously I would have avoided.

Kerry Goodfellow, Bern, Switzerland
Workshop Participant

Your session on boundaries changed my life

I am very grateful to have an opportunity to participate in your workshops. The loving self-care workshop was absolutely lovely. I love the way you make it interactive…Now I speak to myself kindly, lovingly and encourage myself internally. This change is giving me a great amount of peace, self-love, and helps a lot with ongoing projects. It was amazing to learn about the Drama Triangle too! And your session on boundaries changed my life. Your work is divine! I admire the way you manifest your gifts in work!

Katya Zi
Katya Zi, Pune, India
Workshop Participant

An encouraging and nurturing facilitator

Nicola comes with a wealth of experience, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm… She is an encouraging and nurturing facilitator who created a safe container where all participants were open to sharing their thoughts and experiences… Nicola encourages you to look at things from different angles in order to start to change many unhelpful learned behaviours and thoughts. I found the session incredibly useful with hints, tips, exercises and different ways to start to incorporate real change into your life!

Shaun Meehan
Shaun Meehan, London, UK
Workshop Participant

Nicola develops straightforward, focused workshops

I am always impressed and moved by the care and guidance Nicola brings to her workshops. Each one is fully dedicated to helping you learn to let go of all that does not serve you, and find without judgement, how you can love yourself better while living in a life dedicated to better choices…Each point she guides you through has been developed by her own personal journey, enabling her to instruct this workshop with truth and conviction as she shares what she lives and practices herself… Nicola develops straightforward, focused workshops that often break down complicated concepts, creating a deeper self-awareness – so you can easily take the concepts and ideas and apply to your daily living in order to find a freer and more focused life.

Ian Caruna
Ian Caruana Ashford, Washington USA
Workshop Participant

The coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational

I loved her coaching sessions, which were fun and supportive, and I used to look forward to each session. Nicola really cares about her clients, and she puts a lot of effort and attention into the work she does. She gave me techniques and exercises that were practical, and easy to learn and apply, and can be used anywhere and at any time. I was surprised how easy and yet effective her techniques were…the coaching she gave me really worked, and has been transformational. I’ve also attended her workshops, which are brilliant and fun. I’d highly recommend Nicola, either as a personal coach or workshop facilitator. She offers quality and expert coaching, and you’ll get great results instantly

Elinor Martell
Elinor Martell, Buckinghamshire, UK
Coaching Client

Immediate practical ways to approach the issues

Nicola, I want to thank you for the very practical ways you have assisted me to engage mindfully with some of my personal blockages and challenges…the work around boundaries was energetic, practical and playful… it gave me immediate practical ways to approach the issues of giving away too much, or allowing too much in, for my own well-being. Thank you, Nicola

Jim Lawson
Jim Lawson, Victoria, Australia
Coaching Client

Coaching with Nicola has been an amazing experience for me

Through her gentle yet powerful approach, she has helped me to become clear in feeling my authentic ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ and expressing them in my relationships with others… I have also been able to ask much more directly for what I need and want, especially in my work situation, which has greatly helped my general well-being…I have come away with not only a range of practical skills and tools to use in everyday life, but also a real feeling in my body of being clear in my boundaries. I am really grateful, it has really helped me a lot

Amy Behrens Clark
Amy Behrens Clark, Bristol, UK
Coaching Client

Working with Nicola has made me much more energetic and excited about my life!

There is a lot more fun, joy and laughter. I relate to myself in a more positive, fulfilling way…I am more compassionate, loving and gentle with myself, I am listening to myself, and I now give myself the opportunity to experience the pleasures of life. When my boundaries are clear I feel much more confident and experience the world in a more positive and fun way. Communicating with others is much easier and more relaxed as I feel more grounded in myself. As a result I am more open to different life experiences

Maya, Galway, Ireland
Coaching Client

I have immediately put these skills into practice

Nicola, thank you so much for your wonderful workshop. Your warmth, calmness and kindness radiated throughout the group. I found your guidance through the exercises allowed me to see issues in my own life that needed to be addressed. I have immediately put these skills into practice and I’m already reaping the benefits

Michael, Co Galway, Ireland
Workshop Participant

I really became more aware of my personal boundaries and my real Self

I was very happy with my decision to take the boundaries coaching programme that Nicola offers. It was an incredibly useful experience, and a real pleasure to work with Nicola. I feel I really became more aware of my personal boundaries and my real Self, and became a stronger person and more connected to myself. Nicola was very good at listening carefully and noting and picking up what I was struggling with…Nicola really cared about my feelings and concerns

Kasia, London, UK
Coaching Client

My ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%

Since I started working with Nicola my ability to believe in myself has increased by 100%. I used to think I had to get people to “accept” me. However, I now know that I was putting my desires and ambitions under the table instead of on it. I am sleeping and eating better, worrying less about what people think, more sure about who I am, asking and expecting to be respected, asking for what I want (and often getting it!), letting go of the complainers, learning to communicate instead of avoiding, not arguing with my husband as much, investing in myself and getting results, feeling positive about where I’m going and seeing more beauty in the world. Nicola has strengthened my emotional immune system. Negativity can be all around me, but it doesn’t affect me the way it used to.

Valerie Farragher
Valerie Farragher, Co Mayo, Ireland
Coaching Client