Testimonials

JA

I can’t recommend Nicholas enough. In just a handful of sessions he’s managed to completely change the way I feel in my day to day life. He’s managed to pull me out of the anxiety quicksand, something I don’t think I’d ever have managed alone.

I’d suffered from anxiety for many years without really realising it, but it had recently got much worse: to the point that taking my children swimming – something that should have been fun – left me imagining all kinds of disastrous consequences. I was constantly on edge and my family life was suffering because of it. I could feel that I was slipping into depression, so when a friend suggested I contact Nicholas I decided that I had nothing to lose. I’ll admit that I was a bit sceptical – I’d imagined having to sit and meditate with my eyes closed, something I’d tried via an app and which didn’t work for me, but Nicholas tailored his approach so it felt completely natural, not the forced mindfulness I had anticipated.

I cried through my first hour-long session, while Nicholas patiently listened and asked pertinent questions. A couple of days after my third session, I suddenly realised that I felt so much lighter. Nicholas had shown me a way of reversing my “spiral of anxiety”, but to be honest I’ve only had to use it a couple of times since. I truly don’t know how he’s done it, and it sounds clichéd, but he’s changed my life. Yes, I still worry about things but now it’s more of a detached thought, not the all-consuming panic that I experienced before. And, most importantly, I’m able to turn it off – something I was powerless to do before.

In the last few weeks, I’ve been in situations that would have had me in tears and anxious for the whole day (or longer), but which I’ve been able to cope with in the moment and also let go of straight afterwards. I took my children swimming, and only half way through the journey I realised that I’d not had one thought about us having an accident. My husband has noticed a dramatic difference at home, and my children behave so much better when I give them my full attention instead of allowing my mind to focus on other things.

If anyone is in two minds about getting in touch with Nicholas, I’d say do it! You’ve got nothing to lose and so much to gain (another cliché – sorry, but it’s true!).

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PG

The doctors wouldn't operate on my hernia unless I lost 2 stone. I went to Nicholas and we worked on the root causes of why I couldn't lose the weight. He used a combination of coaching techniques and hypnosis and it felt very supportive and focused on my individual situation. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was that changed, I just know that within 3 months I lost the 2 stone and had a successful operation! Better still the weight isn't going back on. I feel fantastic!

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SJH

I had been a smoker for nearly 30 years and tried countless times to quit, using every method on the market including acupuncture, Alan Carr and sheer force of will and every time just got harder and harder. After one very quick session with Nicholas, all desire to smoke vanished!

It’s a strange and wonderful feeling, life has been very stressful lately and the urge to smoke is just not there! I can't thank him enough.

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GC

Nicholas has really aided me throughout the beginnings of my journey to change several parts of my life for the better. He has really encouraged me to look at things in a different light, enabling me to remove many of the obstacles I’ve put in my own way when it comes to my desire to change my career and re-address my work-life balance. I particularly love his suggestion to remove the word ‘should’ from my thought processes – I have always had a tendency to feel guilty about what I should or shouldn’t have done/be doing when actually this is having a very negative effect on my life!

Nicholas has helped me to realise that it is ok to do what I want rather than living my life according to what other people think I should do! It is in fact essential for my happiness and consequently my ability to have happy and healthy relationships with my family and friends.

I found Nicholas very easy to talk to, there is never any judgement – he has only encouraged me to be kinder to myself when things don’t quite go to plan. He has also helped me to deal with an emotional crutch which I feel I have relied on for much of my adult life – with Nicholas’s expertise I have been able to put this behind me and move on with my life in many exciting ways!

I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicholas - if you want to make changes in your life, however big or small, he will help you realise you can do it.

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Charlotte D

Nicholas helped me conquer something which had held me back all my life - an anxiety and panic around staying overnight away from home. I can now control and eliminate any anxiety and have been on two holidays straight after just an hour's session with Nicholas. Thank you for your life-changing help Nicholas!

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LM

Coaching with Nicholas has been the catalyst in helping me to redefine my thinking around an area which previously I felt almost resigned to not being able to change. Nicholas was extremely thoughtful and supportive in his approach and enabled me to challenge preconceived ideas that were limiting me.

Nicholas encouraged me to think creatively with a no limits licence for my imagination, which was exciting. The old unhelpful ways of thinking have gone – for good! – and new and exciting ways of thinking have taken their place. This all happened in just one session and I have now taken action to make concrete changes in my life and feel a sense of momentum and energy propelling me forward towards where I desire to be, which is a fantastic feeling, after being so stuck for so long.

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Dr J Leoni

Nicholas has changed my life. He has dared to challenge me in ways no-one else has. His perception, intuition and intent attention means he responds intelligently and instinctively, tuning into where I am, and enabling me to see things about myself, which have shifted my reality immediately.

When I am coached by Nicholas I feel safe and able to take risks, I feel like he always has my best interests at heart, even when I don’t. He is able to cut through my thinking with Samurai-like precision so I am able to find my own truth. The changes that have occured in me, as a result of this coaching are profound and sustained and ironically often arise out of the briefest of coaching sessions. Shift happens fast and powerfully working with Nicholas. I highly recommend him to you.

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DB

Nicholas helps you to unlock your own potential through helping you think about things in a different way. Nicholas put me at ease straight away. I didn’t expect to have an epiphany in this first session, however it appeared that in all of my jumbled up ideas, there were actually some good ones. I now have some work to do on my own. It’s a positive step forward as all of a sudden, I can think about my next moves in a structured way and new possibilities have suddenly emerged. I am excited about what the future holds and can start putting plans in place to realise my potential thanks to Nicholas.

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AR

“I have a well-developed and vociferous Inner Critic which gave rise over the years to an almost ever-present “Not Good Enough” and “Must Do Better” vibe. My life consisted largely of an exhausting upstream struggle driven by this: one in which I constantly sought validation and approval from others. Any criticism, negative feedback or perceived failure would result in feelings of worthlessness and recurrent episodes of depression.

Various self-help books and counselling/therapy sessions facilitated me in identifying and understanding this, but, sadly, did not make many significant in-roads into muting the Critic and giving me a more easeful life.

Just one session with Nicholas tapped into something deep in my sub-conscious and suddenly the Critic was muffled. What remained of her voice was now clothed in kinder and more compassionate tones.

I HIGHLY recommend Nicholas’s approach and expertise to anyone dealing with issues similar to those described above. He was able to pave the way for me to access my own sub-conscious: to lock down some unhelpful parts of it and to release something softer, kinder and full of hope and light.

I can imagine this approach being relevant and constructive in any less-than-satisfying areas in life. The sub-conscious is potent, yet elusive. Within it lies the power to change our lives, but often we need the help of someone like Nicholas to tap into this. Nicholas is approachable, intuitive, calm and wise and…WHAT HE DOES REALLY WORKS!!“

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Theresa J

"I’ve just completed a 6-month Coaching Program with Nicholas and I have to say I am amazed and delighted with the results!
I have been aware for years that although I have addressed many situations and challenges in my life sometimes I would find myself enveloped in what I described to Nicholas as a deep sadness. I believed that this was possibly something that was part of me and that I would have to accept would happen from time to time. I used the metaphor of it feeling like being in a long dark tunnel which I couldn’t see the light at the end of… because of various life experiences we identified that stress was a trigger and that it was an old patterned conditioned response that on a subconscious level I had accepted was something that would remain a part of me.

We started with a 1 hour Skype session where Nicholas asked some very thought provoking questions…this alone was very powerful for me as it was something I had never brought out into the open before … this then resulted in what I can only describe as a journey of self discovery and as I opened up to the possibility of change I found myself facing new and unexpected challenges.

I felt Nicholas was there every step of the way to coach, guide and sometimes just listen through email’s, texts and Skype, and when our monthly session approached I found this gave me an incredible boost of motivation knowing he was there to cheer on and encourage my progress. The last session with Nicholas as we acknowledged how far I’d come felt amazingly liberating and emotional. Nicholas’s coaching skills and natural empathy makes him one of the most powerful coaches I have ever met and if you are looking for the ultimate coaching experience I highly recommend you choose Nicholas"

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