Serving Frome, near Beckington, Bruton, Warminster, Rode, Trowbridge & Bath in Somerset & Shaftesbury, near Gillingham, in Dorset.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Complementary Therapist. I trained in 2011 at the prestigious Clifton Practice for Hypnotherapy in Bristol, one of the leading Schools for Hypnotherapy in the UK. I also work providing complementary therapies and relaxation classes for the Forward Trust and have a background working as a professional counsellor.
I offer sessions from a clinic in Shaftesbury, Dorset and from my home in Frome, in Somerset. I find it a great priviledge to work with my clients.
Solution focused hypnotherapy is a positive empowering therapy which can be extremely effective in helping people with many areas, including:-
and much more!
I have many years experience helping people overcome their difficulties, achieve their goals and make positive and lasting change!
I provide hypnotherapy in Frome, near Bath, Trowbridge, Beckington, Bruton, Warminster & Shaftesbury ,near Gillingham. I work with clients both face-to-face and online.
" The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." William James.
As a hypnotherapist in Somerset and Dorset, it is a great privilege to work with my clients and so wonderfully rewarding helping them overcome their fears, phobias or anxiety, enhance sleep, achieve their goals and much more!
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can really enhance people’s lives.
Take a look at what some of my clients have had to say below:
Anxiety & Stress
“I first started seeing Nikki after feeling that I was in a hamster wheel and unable to get off. I have a busy family life and professional life, working as a mental health nurse. Nikki and I looked at my life and what basics I needed to focus on to go forward. The time and space provided by Nikki enabled the process of taking care of myself to start.
Nikki’s expertise and willingness to look at the whole person benefits each individual who chooses to work with her. I felt the process helped me to lower anxiety/ stress and to re-gain control over my life. Nikki was also able to treat my daughter with amazing results.
Just a note to those who are reading this - deciding whether to go ahead. Look how many times ‘I’ is written in this piece - only you can choose to look after yourself and give yourself the time - you are worth it.”
Anxiety, Stress & Fear of Flying.
“I cam to Nikki at a very low point. A combination of chronic insomnia, stress, anxiety and exhaustion caused me to have a physical and mental breeakdown. From the outset I found her to a warm, caring and compassionate person. She explained clearly how hypnotherapy could help me and made the initial appointment as soon as possible.
I enjoyed our sessions and found the hypnotherapy deeply relaxing and positive.Easch session we talked about what has been good and this gets you to focus on the positives in your life and this has become habit forming for me now! Nikki also gives strategies to manage stressful situations and anxiety and we would set targets for the next session.
I found the stress melt away, the adrenaline calming down, my insomnia improving and my mental and physical health returning to normal. I started to relax and see the joy in each day, my sparkle and smile returning!
Having realised how beneficial hypnotherapy has been for me, I also asked Nikki to help with my fear of flyng. I am delighted to say that I flew abroad without taking medication for the first time in 20 years.
I would say Hypnotherapy has been life changing for me and I would highly recommend Nikki as a professional therapist.
Hypnotherapy over Zoom
“I wanted to write to say how amazing you have been over lockdown. The process of logging onto Zoom is so easy and it only take two clicks for me to meet with you. I have found the hypnotherapy sessions to be exactly as they are when we meet in person but it is from the comfort of my own home (which is lovely). You have been excellent at working out exactly what I need to help me feel better.
I feel as relaxed and calm as ever after the hypnotherapy and have recommended it to others. Thank you for your kindness and support during what has been a challenging time and without you it would have been much more stressful. I am feeling in better health, supported emotionally, more relaxed and positive than before and I am so grateful for our sessions together.
Thank you so much Nikki.”
Hypnotherapy over Zoom for Anxiety, Insomnia & Direction
I first contacted Nikki when I was struggling with stress exhaustion and insomnia. From the outset Nikki was fabulous, an amazing listener who always steered me to think more positively about my week, celebrating what went well rather than dwelling on what didn’t!
At first we worked on bringing my stress levels down with small weekly goals and daily mindfulness and gradually it began to work after over 7 years of living in a hamster wheel. I was no longer zooming around from 6am till 9am achieving lots, but driven by my primitive brain, falling into bed exhausted. I begin to rationally decide what I could achieve and what I could leave for the time being.
The hypnotherapy lessons became something I really looked forward to. A time to celebrate small successes, focus on the next target for the week and then the blissful hypnotherapy itself. As a very visual learner my brain really engaged with the imagery and I felt myself grow stronger.
Hypnotherapy with Nikki helped me to find myself again. Once my adrenalin levels lessened I was left feeling exhausted, but calm, clear and focused for the first time in years. My self confidence has increased and I am finally able to start saying NO and put myself first. Not selfishly, but because unless I am well, I can’t help anyone else! I now have the clarity to look at my life and decide where I want it to go. I would highly recommend anyone at a crossroads, or in need of support to go to Nikki, you won’t be disappointed.
Thank you so much Nikki.”
Phobias, Fears, Fear of Flying, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks
“I’ve suffered anxiety and panic attacks on and off all my life and this had ended up manifesting it in a fear of flying and other claustrophobic situations such as traffic jams. I contacted Nikki to discuss whether she might be able to help me with these issues as they were beginning to affect my day to day activities and relationships.
After a couple of hypnotherapy sessions I began to feel the benefit of sleeping better and a general reduction in overall stress levels. Now after completing our agreed course I’m able to handle those situations with relative ease that previously caused me a lot of problems.
Nikki is a very understanding, calm and empathetic therapist with a non-judgemental manner that really helped me to relax. She expressed things in terms I could understand and really helped me to engage and buy-in to the treatment.
I would happily recommend Nikki as a therapist.”
Les R, Nunney, Somerset
Anxiety, Confidence & Assertiveness & Driving
“I decided to see Nikki to tackle several issues including anxiety (mostly surrounding driving), and lack of confidence and assertiveness. I noticed a difference within the first couple of sessions and upon completing my course of treatment I now feel like she has given me the tools to tackle any issue.
Nikki is always prompt with her communication and explains each step thoroughly. I particularly like that she uses a range of techniques to target specific issues and I left each session feeling positive, hopeful, and well rested. I would recommend hypnotherapy to everyone!”
Anxiety, Stress & Low Mood
“I have suffered anxiety for many years and with an increasingly more stressful work life it began to become something I could no longer manage on my own. The hypnotherapy sessions first taught me how to relax, which had a hugely positive impact on my stress levels. This allowed me to address my stress and anxiety and put into place achievable strategies to overcome this debilitating affliction. I use these strategies daily and I am so grateful to Nikki for the work we did together. Nikki is experienced, knowledgeable and fantastic at what she does.”
“I can’t say enough, just how much the Hypnotherapy sessions have helped with my depression and associated issues. It’s changed my life, I now have one.”
“These sessions, together with meditation on a regular basis has helped me move on from depression that had been with me for some time. I now feel very strong again.”
Low Mood after a stroke.
“After I had a stroke in 2013, I had been feeling progressively down. I didn’t know why or for how long. I didn’t want to see anybody or go out. However, from the first meeting with Nikki I felt my spirits lift. This was before any treatment, just talking to her gave me the hope that I would soon be back to normal. This proved to be true as after 6 sessions with Nikki, all was back to normal. I did ‘the homework’ she set me, which I must admit I didn’t see the point of at the time and this coupled with the therapy sessions did the trick. Life is good again. I recommend Nikki if you should find yourself in need, as I did.”
Fred R., Dorset
“When I needed some help to climb out of a dark hole I found Nikki. She is a warm friendly person who immediately put me at my ease and subsequently supported me to work through my issues in an empathic and creative way. I enjoyed completing my ‘homework’ and every session with Nikki, confident in her professional knowledge and experience. She gave me the tools to enable me to continue moving forwards and I am feeling positive and optimistic again.”
Anxiety & IBS
“When I first met Nikki I was very nervous but straight away I was put at ease by her calmness. I was there to help with my IBS/anxiety. The Hypnotherapy and relaxation sessions helped to calm my mind down and make things more positive. Each visit I came away more positive and more upbeat.”
Weight Loss, Making Changes, Implementing Goals, Enhancing Sleep and Enhancing Health
“I decided to have Clinical Hypnotherapy in order to get back to work after moving and having small children. Nikki helped me to focus on what was obtainable and desirable for me at this stage in my life and how to achieve it in a positive and non-coercive way. Nikki helps you to clear your mind and rethink what is possible and you then feel empowered to implement your changes and ideas, whilst having the back up of a sensitive therapist to talk and reflect with. Hypnotherapy is a very relaxing process and not at all frightening and I always feel calm after it. I am now back at work and really enjoying life and am busy enough without being overwhelmed. I would and have recommend Nikki to friends, colleagues and patients as I think she and her process are excellent.”
Self-esteem, weight loss & sleep.
“I went to Nikki to address lifestyle choices and changes for my overall health. I found her approach supportive and helpful while we addressed together some longstanding issues of self-esteem and assertively making choices, which felt right for me. Since ceasing my therapy, I have continued to use the strategies I discovered to be helpful to me, and have made some life changing decisions recently, without the angst they would have engendered before I saw Nikki. I’ve made the decision to make better choices about my overall health regarding sleep, diet, exercise and weight loss, all of which is working well. What Nikki’s therapy has given me is, not only the strategies, but the belief that I can identify and achieve the goals I want for myself. She seemed accepting, non-judgemental, honest and warm in her approach creating a safe environment to explore very personal issues.”
M.E. & Restoring Confidence
“I first heard of Nikki from a friend who had seen her for help. I had suffered from M.E. for a couple of years at a very busy time in my life and although I had recovered a lot, I was finding my confidence in myself and my body had taken a massive knock. I decided to see if Nikki could help as I believe our minds/brains play a massive part in our overall well-being. I am so glad that I made that decision as Nikki has helped me to restore my lost confidence. The techniques Nikki uses are simple and very effective and if you do them, they work very well. I enjoyed the sessions and although I am better I still use these techniques, having added them into my daily life and plan to leave them there.”
'I have worked with Nikki for over 7 years both as a colleague and as her manager. Nikki has always demonstrated her unrivalled commitment to her patients making sure their needs were always the focus of her work. She was a great colleague to work with.
Nikki has proved herself to be incredibly talented in what she offers others. Patients who experienced Nikki's care always praised Nikki's work and passed positive comments about the work that Nikki provided for them. At times her treatments made such an impact on people that they felt empowered, more able to think positively about dealing with their burdens in life and always truly cared for. I never heard a bad word mentioned about her treatments as people were always grateful.
As Nikki's manager I witnessed her commitment to her work and her studies, demonstrating reliability, a desire to get things right for the people she worked with and for. She has a strong desire to learn and further develop her skills and improve wherever she can which I believe she will always continue to do in an ever changing world.
To recommend Nikki would be undervaluing what she offers, if you are looking for dedication and positive impact, Nikki can offer these in abundance.'
Stress managment, Headaches & IBS
Nikk made me feel completely at ease and helped me find ways to manage stress levels with relaxation and hypnosis. Nikki taught me tecniques that I now use regularly to mange stress. I am so pleased I contacted Nikki. Before I met Nikki I was unconvinced on how hypnotherapy might be able to help but I now know it can!
“I have found the Hypnotheraphy, relaxation sessions to be extremely effective, enabling me to relax more deeply than I have for a long time.
This resulted in my headaches slowly geting less and less and significant impovements with the symptoms of the IBS. I now feel stronger, more in control and more positive.
Relaxation & Complementary Sessions for the Forward Trust
I have known Nikki for about 16 years. Initially as a colleague at Clouds House a residential treatment centre for Addiction. Nikki was part of the nursing team that I lead. She also delivered complimentary therapy for residents.
Nikki demonstrated sensitivity and enhanced understanding of the difficulties experienced by our client group. She has a great deal of knowledge and experience in the care sector, and I have no doubt that this wide and varied experience allows her to offer high quality care to enable her to enhance the lives of others in her working day.
Nicky demonstrated a conscientious, caring and hardworking attitude and was a well-liked, trustworthy member of the team.
Louise Black Registered Nurse
Helping to raise mood, lowering stress & anxiety
“I was at a particularly stressful point in my life, both physically and emotionally, when I started to see Nikki. With her calm, empathic and professional approach she quickly gained my trust. After the very first session I felt more relaxed and from there on, I made steady improvement with anxiety and confidence issues. Nikki has helped me enormously and I cannot recommend her more highly.”
“A friend recommended Nikki to me several years ago and I have been seeing her for regular treatments ever since. I’ve benefitted enormously from her help and credit her with helping me get back on my feet. Nikki’s treatments are very gentle, like Nikki herself, yet also extremely powerful. Precision Reflexology is one of the most powerful treatments I have ever experienced – Nikki always picks up on whatever is currently happening within my body with an almost uncanny accuracy, and works on improving my health and well-being. Nikki is a skilled and professional practitioner with a lovely manner and a natural empathy. I have complete trust in her and am happy to recommend her.”
Hypnobirthing - The Birth of Ethan Lance, at 8lb and 2oz!
Following the traumatic birth of our son 5 years ago both my husband and I were extremely scared. I adore being a Mum and never thought I would stop at one child. Therefore, it was a massive decision to decide to have another child. I had heard about hypnobirthing from a friend and thought it was worth a try. The hypnobirthing left me feeling positive about my pregnancy. I found myself feeling anxious so religiously listened to the hypnobirthing tracks Nikki provided for me. Hypnobirthing gave me to tools to remain calm between contractions and this contributed to me having such a quick labour. Hypnobirthing helped me immensely through the early stages of labour and throughout my pregnancy. I really would recommend it. Thank you Nikki!
Kirsty Ledbury, Gillingham
Hypnotherapy - Preparation for Pregnancy
‘I visited Nikki in the weeks leading up to giving birth to my daughter and found Hypnotherapy and reflexology tremendously helpful and calming. Nikki was really supportive throughout my pregnancy and I believe her treatments were fundamental in having a calm labour!
“I chose to try hypnobirthing because my first birth left me fearful and worried. Having weekly hypnobirthing sessions with Nikki was the best preparation I could have done for the birth of my daughter. Hypnobirthing changed the way I felt and thought about birthing. I had a better understanding of what was happening to my body physically and how a positive mental attitude could help make birthing an empowering experience. Thanks to a calm and focused mindset, my birth was exactly what I wanted it to be even though things didn’t go ‘according to my original plan’. An induction was my biggest fear. So when I was told that I needed one, it was the hypnobirthing techniques that Nikki taught me which made the two-day wait in the hospital easier to deal with. In the birthing room I willed each contraction knowing I had the breathing techniques to cope with each of them. In the moments of delivery the midwife said I was really controlled. I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect birth. Nikki’s hypnobirthing sessions played a major role in making the birth of our daughter the best experience of my life. I would highly recommend Nikki as a hypnotherapist.”
Hypnotherapy Reference working with Clients.
Nikki has been one of my supervisees for the last 7 years and I know her very well.
She is trustworthy, empathic, reliable and hard working.
As a Hypnotherapist she regularly works alone and builds good relationships with clients.
The Old School House, The Courtyard, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BP
The Old School House is located in the Parsons Pool and Bleke street corner of the Bell street Car Park (SP7 8AP). There is a pay and display car park for up to 2 hours. Alternatively you can park in the Tesco car park (SP7 8PF) for free for up to 3 hours
In Frome, free parking is also available.
I am providing sessions both face-to-face and online, which is proving to be just as effective as in person sessions. Working online allows you to access sessions from your own home and from anywhere, without the need to travel and cutting down on the time needed. Please see client testimonials to see how successful this way of working has proved to be!
Contact me now and take the first step towards positive change!
To book an initial onsultation or a relaxatoion session in Frome, in Somerset, in Shaftesbury in Dorset or online click here to email me or phone 0779 913 7378 to see how I can help and take a key step towards peace of mind and positive change .