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Testimonials

A New Way of Being Programme

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Sarah Bytheway

“I never imagined what I could have achieved for myself through this programme.  I didn’t really know what I wanted to achieve or what I could. Or that’s what I told myself.

Before joining the programme my mind was constantly rushing, I was fighting so much inside. I had butterfly feelings in my tummy a lot, I was on edge.  I spent so long working, being a mum, sorting everything out apart from me, my own needs. I just felt so lost at work and at home.

I had been exhausted for weeks, sleepless nights. I was ill for weeks with a virus, coughing, tired, palpitations.  I tried to ignore  the signs.   Eating unhealthy foods, eating late, not prioritising habits that I longed for. Exercise, space, good food, thinking clearly, bathing. I was so unhappy.

So I decided enough was enough.  I knew deep inside something needed to change so I threw myself in to explore and begin to help myself.

Nicky was kind, loving, intuitive, listened with care and deep insight. No judgement, for me to be me. I couldn’t have achieved this without  her wisdom and guidance. Also, the other women on the programme who bared their souls. I’ll hold and treasure this time as a moment and experience for life. Their hearts will never leave me.

On the programme, I spent the weeks noticing myself, my feelings, my behaviour, journaling, meditating.  In the search to find my answers. I found these in my bodies, in my heart, my intuition, my past, my experiences, finding my patterns and triggers.

Nicky has woken me up, I’m now awakened to life, me, my loves. I have started to love myself again and I’m a better wife, mum, daughter, sister and friend.

I’ll be forever grateful to Nicky, a truly wonderful human being. I couldn’t have achieved these changes with anyone else. “

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Carol Daglish

“When I considered whether Nicky’s A New Way of Being programme was for me my first thoughts were ‘I’m not sure of working this way in a group’. I’ve always preferred one-to-one, being selfish and having the focus on me and my issues. But I kept being drawn back to it, I felt it was the right time for me to embark on something different. I was very trepidatious from the start, found it very difficult to open up and let go in the early first two weeks in my group – brilliantly lead by Nicky.

However, very quickly I began to trust in these amazing women I was working with, with Nicky at the helm. Over the weeks we explored and revealed ourselves on a very deep level; for me re-visiting places I thought I had dealt with was so painful but also such a revelation. We learned so much from each other, and even though our personal lives were so different we all shared similar deep feelings about how we viewed ourselves as women in the world. Nicky has this incredible ability to ‘see’ beyond the transparent, has an almost psychic ability to pick up what we weren’t ourselves able to pick up about ourselves. Important insights which helped us all to move forward and heal. I can’t recommend this programme enough. Su I’ve made friends for life, which was unexpected but wonderful. I don’t feel quite so alone in my journey. This programme is life-changing, go ahead and take the leap.”

Louise – Southampton

“After being diagnosed with a serious health issue, I needed to shake up many aspects of my life. It was my wake-up call. I had to address my whole life balance. In Nicky I found a holistic therapist, Nicky welcomed everything I wanted to share, nothing was off the table, there was no judgement. Nicky was very encouraging, we addressed my nutrition and lifestyle, along with looking into who I was, and where I wanted to be.

Nicky taught me techniques to slow down, relax and breathe. I really benefitted from Nicky’s counselling and coaching. My head became clearer, and focused. I found “me” again, my life feels better balanced. I’m healthier, both physically and mentally. I’m in control, with direction. I have Nicky to thank for so many positive changes in my life”.

Christine – Hertfordshire

“There is always a stigma when seeking help and support and I must admit I was initially sceptical. I can’t begin to explain how much taking that step and seeking help from Nicky has changed my outlook. Through every step and consultation, I felt lighter and began to get back to being myself.

Nicky has given me the tools I need to cope and helped me confront things I never realised were an issue before. We all go through difficult times in life and accepting help is the most difficult. Taking that step of faith and accepting support and guidance from Nicky has changed my life for the better – I can’t thank her enough.”

Adam – London

“Working with Nicky is a joy. She coaches for impact in a kind, compassionate and supportive way. She’ll take you to the places you need to go to get the growth and outcome you want.

The questions, tools and exercises she uses are excellent. I’ve never had a coach who was as able to push, pull and flex with my needs and bear the overall change in mind at the same time.

Nicky’s helped me scratch a long-held mental itch and empowered me to deal with things that were driving limiting behaviours in my life. Thanks to her I’m in a better place personally and professionally helping me be a better co-worker, husband and father.”

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Emily Woodward

“A New Way of Being will change your life in the most subtle yet most powerful way. I’ve struggled to put into words what this programme has meant to me, purely because there are no words. It’s a feeling. A sense of community, of belonging and understanding. A space to be challenged on such a deep and personal level like you will never have experienced before. A chance to open your heart and explore who you truly are, free from shame and judgment. And all of this under the kind and loving guidance of Nicky, who quite frankly is the most calming, beautiful and kindred soul you are likely to ever meet.

I don’t say this lightly but if you’re reading this and wondering whether you should do this… you absolutely, 100% should! I cannot thank Nicky, nor the wonderful group of women whom I had the honour of completing the programme alongside, enough. As well as connecting with myself, I have become a part of a village of truly inspiring women and that’s pretty awesome.”

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Susannah Durant Ousley

“A New Way of Being with Nicky showed me a whole different world within myself…and the map to access it. Nicky is a very intuitive and gifted guide, and gives of herself completely with love and compassion.  She taught me to become aware of the wisdom inside my body and heart, to follow it, hear what it is telling me. She has an uncanny way of pinpointing something subtle, and gently pulling at a thread that happens to be the one that holds so many of the answers. Without any judgement, she helped me make sense of complex thoughts and feelings, to get to the heart of the matter and in touch with how I feel about it. To let go of limiting beliefs and behaviors.

An amazing and surprising aspect of this process was how all of us within the group held one another with loving kindness, and created a safe and sacred space to give voice to long buried feelings that are affecting this moment in our lives. Nicky and the group helped me believe in myself and gave me the courage to face difficult changes, to begin to create a happier life. 

I’m learning what it is to truly live from my heart, and I am discovering that once experienced, there is no going back. This program has enlightened me about so many aspects of my life, but mostly what it means to love myself. I’m very grateful I chose to take this path.  I see it now as one of the most loving things I’ve ever done for myself. I am carrying on the work, doing the things that bring me home to myself, to a place of love, acceptance and peace, and I am forever grateful to you, lovely Nicky.”

Nita – London

“I have immensely enjoyed our sessions together.  You have been something very different from whom I thought I needed you to be and possibly more effective than any counsellor I’ve had in the past.  I know your presence in my life will be a force for good — as it is in other people’s lives.  The impact of your outlook and clarity… just that space to perhaps be more vulnerable than I am even with myself – is immensely powerful.”

Kelly – London

“I have really found the whole process massively beneficial and cannot recommend you enough.   It is crazy how I actually thought I was a healthy eater just because I bought healthy food and fed it to my kids but until you actually made me stop and really analyse my habits I just didn’t realise how ignorant I was being of my own body!  It has been so cathartic to actually stop and think about things and learn to let go of guilt and give myself a break – something us mums just don’t do enough.”

Laura – London

“Working with Nicky was a total pleasure.  I was feeling under pressure, overwhelmed and extremely inadequate.  Not only did Nicky help me to prioritise and refocus but she enabled me to acknowledge my strengths which game me a sense of achievement and self worth.  As a result I now feel a lot happier, more relaxed and more confident.  Thank you Nicky.”

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Lauren – London

“Nicky has a strong yet calming and accepting presence throughout our sessions. I feel fully supported and genuinely cared for throughout our work and this, along with using powerful techniques at the right time, unlocked some deep rooted beliefs / narratives that I didn’t realise were there nor connected to my current experiences. Our sessions are emotional and at the end of each I feel relief and a calmness that was unfamiliar to me but very welcomed.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicky; she brings with her a brilliant mix of experience, knowledge and insight; and is able to take it that step further by bringing herself to those sessions; showing genuine care and an unquestionable desire to get you to a happier, healthier place.”

Kathryn – London

“My time with Nicky was transformative.

Food used to be fuel to me. I was never interested, I’d always grab the fastest food available when I was hungry and I’d overeat without thinking. After my second baby (when I was finally getting something approaching a night’s sleep) I decided I should do something about the way I felt when I looked in the mirror.

Spending time with Nicky was the best money I’ve ever spent on myself. She guided me in unpicking the reasons for my choices and gave me tools to change my thinking and my health habits. I hit my target of losing a stone in weight, and I lost 8-10 cm from my waist and hips.

But more importantly, I gained control of my health choices. I love the way that feels. I’ve discovered an interest and appetite for choosing healthy foods.  I rarely have the foods I used to survive on and that’s a choice, not a restriction. I’ve astonished myself and it’s a totally different experience when I look in the mirror now.”

Carol – Watford

“When looking back over the three months I spent working with Nicky I realise how totally differently I feel about myself, both physically, mentally and emotionally. I was a bit of a mess when we first started, I had inflammation and sore, swollen joints in my fingers which I’d been struggling with for a couple of years. I was tired, had no energy, no vitality, no zest for life. My relationship with food was a love/hate one. Love because I love to eat, love to cook and love to share with friends my love of food. Hate because I had such an unhealthy relationship with food (and alcohol). I just didn’t know how to break the cycle, which affected how I felt about myself – my confidence was rock bottom and I didn’t believe I could change things for the positive.

Through working with Nicky I learned that I was someone who reached for food and alcohol when things got tough. I just didn’t know how I was going to change this. We started our weekly sessions by facing things head-on. Nicky encouraged me to go deeper into the things which had lead me to be where I was; she was so insightful, gently pushing me to go further into some areas which were uncomfortable to go. Our discussions became very fulfilling as I slowly began to see the light. I learned not only about how to make healthy choices, but I learned some very useful tools along the way to help me in all other aspects of my life – work, relationships etc.

As we moved forward I began to slowly believe in myself again, to trust that my body knows what is good for me. This was a revelation for me! After three months I feel excited about everything – shopping for food, cooking real food, eating consciously, being mindful about everything around me. I feel guilt-free when I allow myself treats, and no longer see food as good or bad foods – all real food is good, and it’s no longer tied in with my emotions. I no longer have swollen and inflamed finger joints, I feel energised and vibrant in a way I haven’t felt for years. And as a very nice aside, I around 16 lbs lighter!

Nick’s incredible knowledge about food and nutrition, coupled with her unique insights when she is working with me on a very deep level has helped change me for life. I never want to return to how I felt three months ago. Her warmth, her gentle probing into difficult areas, and her encouragement and continued belief in me made for a very special experience. I can’t recommend Nicky highly enough to anyone struggling with any aspect of their health. If you open yourself up to it, you too can come out at the other end eating healthily and feeling happier and stronger.”

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