Fiona Nicolson MNCH (Acc) Dip CHyp HPD PNLP
1 West Lane
Henley On Thames
The London Medical Centre
144 Harley Street
An award winning therapist, I use Cognitive Hypnotherapy for quick and highly effective results, I can help you gain control over the things you want to change so your life feels different and better. My tailored approach uses a range of proven techniques to gently but clearly identify and respond to the actual root causes of your issues, whatever they are, rather than just generically treating your symptoms.
Specialising in working with all forms of Anxiety, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Confidence issues, I am experienced in working with victims of rape, abuse and attack. I also work extensively and successfully with Eating Disorders.
As well as Hypnotherapy I use proven techniques including Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP), Eye Movement Integration (EMI) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping).
"Fiona is a talented hypnotherapist who is always determined to help her clients achieve their desired result. She is ethical, professional and engaging and undoubtedly one of the best".
Steve Miller SKY TV Presenter
I work with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Apprentice Programme, supporting the apprentices to help free them from learnt behaviours that can hold them back from reaching their full potential. It is great to be part of the programme and to be able to work with these young chefs to contribute to helping them move towards a different future. I was honoured to receive an award in 2015 from Jamie Oliver for my work with the Fifteen Apprentice Programme.
Published Articles, Media and Memberships
I am a published author on the topics of anxiety and trauma and feature frequently on BBC Radio. I write for The Hypnotherapy Journal which is one of the most widely read hypnotherapy publications in the UK and am a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified and practising Cognitive Hypnotherapist and have an HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma). The HPD is the first nationally accredited hypnotherapy qualification and is externally validated by the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the independent accrediting body, the NCFE.
I trained at the internationally recognised Quest Institute, Regents College, London whose training programme and qualification requirements are amongst the most rigorous in the country. I trained with Trevor Silvester, the founder of Cognitive Hypnotherapy. I am a certified Master Practitioner in Cognitive Hypnotherapy.
In addition, I am a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner in both Classic Code as well as New Code. I trained in New Code NLP with John Grinder, one of the original co-founders of NLP.
Strict Code of Conduct
As a member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy, I abide by their strict code of conduct and Ethics of Good Practice and their public protection policies and am fully professionally insured. The NCH represents over 1800 hypnotherapy professionals within the United Kingdom and is committed to ensuring the highest possible professional standards amongst their members.
Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies or treatments.
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Free 15 minute initial chat
I charge per session rather than by the hour and the first session is usually about 80 minutes as I want to fully understand the issues you would like to change a well as work in that session. Subsequent sessions are up to about 60 minutes. I will give you a download for you to listen to each night as this accelerates and deepens the change that you are looking for.
'You need to feel you can trust me to help you so I offer a 15-minute free chat on the phone to potential new clients to ensure you’re comfortable. Call me on 07920 054292 or text me and I can call you back if that is easier.'
Fees are £95 per session in Henley on Thames
Fees are £145 per session at The London Medical Centre in Harley Street, London
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
'My life changed quite considerably after I met Fiona. I had experienced some devastating things in my youth and how I felt about these things continued to affect what I was doing in my adult life. At times this wasn’t helpful and I felt held back and not quite myself. Fiona is incredibly warm and reassuring at the same time as professional, this made me feel safe to explore the things from my past. She seamlessly guided me through different techniques and processes that have left me feeling relieved, hugely optimistic and excited about my future. I cant thank Fiona enough.'
'I am so relieved that I found Fi as I had suffered for the last 14 years with PTSD. In just a few sessions everything changed so much and I now think of those past events in a completely different way, I still know they happened but I don't get the emotional response about them now. The help and support Fiona gave me was fantastic. Whilst seeing her I found her calm and knowledgeable approach really gave me confidence that she could help me. Life feels much freer now and I'm really enjoying life and looking forward to what lies ahead.'
'I have been a life-long sufferer of General Anxiety Disorder and Emetephobia. I had to get help, I had to take control, get my life back and finally find how to manage my challenges. Having read Fiona’s website, she was the person I called on. Her understanding of my conditions and challenges immediately confirmed I had made the right decision. 3 sessions later I had my life. The therapy was straight-forward, all of it positive and calming. There were some tears along the way of course but after hurting for as long as I can remember, tears were always going to happen. Over those 3 sessions, Fiona identified the “pinch points” in my life that triggered the anxieties. After nearly 30 years of trauma and living in a constant state of anxiety, I finally had a life that was my own to live and enjoy. Having a live is a simple I know but for me, its blessing I am so grateful for. My life the way it is now wouldn’t be possible without Fiona. She may never know or acknowledge it, but I was one life saved.
'I would have no hesitation in recommending Fiona. She combines a friendly, personable and understanding approach with a high degree of professionalism. She is diligent and thoughtful, highly skilled and a pleasure to spend time with.'
'After struggling with an eating disorder for the best part of ten years, and having tried all the therapy and counselling options my doctor provided, I thought that there was nothing left out there that could help me. A friend referred me to Fiona, and from the very first session she began teaching me techniques and different ways of thinking. For the first time, I felt I had a ‘way out’ of my eating disorder, and the methods Fiona taught me allowed me to take control of it. In the past I have found it hard to talk about certain things, but Fiona’s professionalism, openness and her calm approach made me feel really comfortable. I never felt shy or ashamed, because anything I had to say was met with understanding and honest questions and responses. The techniques Fi has taught me will stay with me for life, and if ever I feel myself going back into old ways I know that I have a set of skills I can use to help and care for myself. I would honestly recommend Fi to anybody, as I have no doubt that she could help many people just as she has helped me. I am so thankful to the friend who recommended her to me, as she has changed my life.
Georgia, 23, London