Nicola Parker

Nicola Parker

The Observatory Practice
5 The Crescent

01752 710310 / 07825 818991

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The Observatory Practice
5 The Crescent

01752 710310 / 07825 818991

About me

With two effective and proven Therapies on offer you CAN regain control of your life again. Call me today to arrange a FREE initial consultation.

I am a qualified experienced Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Clinical Hypnotherapist based in the South West, I have also trained in Mindfulness Practice. I am also one of only two Therapists in the Southwest to hold the Adv. DHP Qualification.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy among others listed at the bottom of the website which means I follow ethical guidelines ensuring that I am working safely and with your best interests.

I have experience of working with Children, Young People, Adults and Couples, I hold a enhanced CRB check and have completed Child Protection training with Plymouth City Council.

I offer individually tailored therapy that matches your needs, based on our initial consultation and agreement of working. Guaranteed to work with your best interests at all times.

Feel free to browse and if you have any questions or simply want to book an appointment please contact me using my details above.

Why Choose Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can help by changing how we react to situations, enabling us to cope better with whatever life can throw at us. Hypnotherapy encourages us to look at the positives and changing unwanted behaviours.

Hypnotherapy can be effective in relieving most symptoms or conditions listed below:
•   Depression (including post natal)
•   Panic attacks
•   Anger
•   Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
•   Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
•   Smoking cessation
•   Fears and phobias (Specific and Non Specific)
•   Weight management
•   Eating Disorders
•   Stress and anxiety
•   Insomnia
•   Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
•   Chronic pain
•   Social Confidence
•   ME/fibromyalgia

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Dip NLP
  • NVQ 3 & 4 Information & Guidance (Adult Career Guidance)
  • Diploma Stress management/Life coaching
  • Counselling Level 2
  • Counselling Level 3
  • Therapeutic Counselling Diploma
  • HPD
  • DPH
  • Adv.HPD
  • Sand tray Therapy Certificate
  • Fertility Hypnotherapy
  • Child Birth Hypnotherapy
  • Adv.Solution Focused Therapy
  • Conversion Course in Couple Counselling
  • Counselling Children and Young People
  • Neuroscience - How the brain works and why we suffer the way we do
  • Psychoneuroimmunology

I worked as a Adult Tutor specifically dealing with groups with low confidence or self esteem issues, men and women, using my teaching skills and combining this with NLP Techniques which I qualified as a practitioner in 2000.

I am lucky enough to be part of an awarding winning practice in Plymouth where I trained in Hypnotherapy, I am now a busy practitioner within in this practice and I also hold my advance Post graduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Supervision.

Member organisations


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.


A Free Initial Consultation and a Free Hypnotherapy CD for every client.
(Initial consultation is not required for Smoking which is a one off double session).

Cost of Sessions (standard costs without any promotional discounts)

  • £55 per session
  • £130 Smoking Cessation (one double session)

Further information


S.Channing, Mannamead
"Nicola has given me a kind of inner peace and boosted my confidence too. She is a lovely lady and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for all her help, thank you."

T. H-T
"I have thought about hypnotherapy for years, but due to my own scepticism and negative advice from others, I put it off. Finally, due to desperation and no helpful alternative therapy through the NHS I took the plunge after an acquaintance's recommeation. For the first time in years I finally feel good about myself and what I have achieved, instead of feeling negatively about what I have not. I have some new inner feelings of contentment, excitement and peace that I have never felt, or just can't remember as it was so long ago. After a lot of stressful/emotional events in my life, like many others I am sure, I just felt trodden down and worn out. Most of life's events/experiences had started to feel like chores, but this is now changing to enjoyment. After many years of sleepless nights, I am sleeping really well. All of the above has has helped me, and in turn my family. I think somewhere along the line I had actually forgotten how to laugh and relax. After a few weeks of therapy with Nicola I feel I have acceptance of previous life experiences and I can now let go of things that I just couldn't do earlier. I feel like my heavy emotional baggage has now been lightened. I am not fully there yet, but I am well on the way and seem to see situations and people in a different more positive way. This is thanks to Nicolas warming, charming, fun and positive ora. I find myself spilling all of my worries and feelings without even realising it and would recommend to everyone to at least ring and arrange a free consultation. It has changed my life and I do not know where I would be now if I hadn't made that first phone call. Thank you Nicola xxxxxxx

Plymouth, PL1 3AB

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