Nicola Edwards Dip. Hyp CS, Dip.APCH, Dip.VGBH, Dipl.MP.NLP, DipHB(KG), BWRT
(Please note I am only seeing child/teen clients at present)
When I trained as a therapist I had two main beliefs:
1) That life could be easier for people
2) That it shouldn’t have to involve months or years of therapies
Perhaps the greatest surprise that my clients find is that I have no desire to keep you in therapy for months, years or life. I want to help you feel BETTER, happier and more peaceful as quick as possible, and contrary to old school methods this does NOT involve months of digging up the past, reliving trauma every week or feeling horrific. I have made it my mission to learn and master techniques which allow the most minimal digging in the past and the fastest route to happiness. I have watched trauma victims let go of their past in 2 sessions, domestic violence victims face their ex partners in court after 1 session and anorexia clients start the road to recovery after only 5 sessions! We don't spend the whole session in tears, grief or pain, we remove the emotional triggers, change the thinking pattern and test it to make sure it feels better – all in one session!
I love the look of shock as my clients realise that the old feelings have gone, and I relish in saying goodbye to happier clients who can walk into their future without being held back by their past. Old school techniques believe that we must spend 12-24-36 weeks talking through our issues – and whilst this may allow us to talk about them without tears it rarely means that the problem has gone. Which is what pushed me to train with top trainers and learn strategies, techniques and skills to cut off the old emotional pathways and rewire them to peace and calm, which means that the past gets left where it needs to be – in the past.
No path is straightforward, is it? Mine wasn’t either, which is why I am so passionate about working with the amazing clients that I meet, whether it’s the 5-year-old scared of going upstairs, the teenager with anxiety, the mum recovering from a trauma or the professional woman with a secret binge eating disorder…. because they have made a choice to change things to take them closer to living the lives that they want.
I’ll be honest, choosing to change can be the hardest thing, BUT, when you do make that choice– the results can be magical!
Having made such huge changes and experienced all the obstacles and difficulties that come with them it has made me passionate about helping other women who want to take back control of their own lives, and offer ways to do this that are not like pulling your teeth out! That route starts with programming our minds to support those goals.
So who am I to say that it is possible? Having recovered from an eating disorder after a hug life trauma I am under no illusion that things are easy when you choose to change. However, when you find the right TOOLS and METHODS and start by changing your mind-set and breaking the connections associated with the issue it’s like putting petrol in a car – it just all starts moving forward.
So, we’ve established that you can change…. how will we teach your mind to?
My previous career of 15 years was in childcare and education. I have taught children (0-5 years) and teenagers (16-19) and adults (post compulsory education) and I loved it. However, what I didn’t like was the limitations and the paperwork when all I wanted to do was change young people’s lives and give them opportunities. I love helping people to train their minds, whether it’s in the classroom, in my office or through my therapeutic children’s books. When you give someone the freedom of a free mind they are capable of anything that they desire.
I work using hypnotherapy, NLP, BWRT and coaching methods to offer a range of programmes to change your mind-set in the area you need. My sessions are all personalised, interactive and focussed on change. That change can seem daunting at first, but when it starts to unravel it can be addictive!
Sessions support you to break the emotional attachments to your problem, re-programme your responses to trigger situations and train your mind to achieve your goals.
All I ask is for complete honesty and clarity. Our working relationship is based on trust and confidentiality and I can only treat what I know, sometimes those situations we do not think affect anything are at the core of the issue, so being honest is vital to us working together to change your thought processes. This allows us to devise a treatment plan which is specific to YOU and allows us to create new processes which leave you feeling empowered and in control of your futures.
My clients therefore see effective results, a rapid change in behaviours and mindset and an opportunity to live the life that they desire.
I cannot wait to start working with you, if you have any questions do not hesitate to call or email so I can answer your questions.
The therapies I offer include:
Children are highly susceptible to hypnosis for the simple reason that they have the most vivid imaginations and little in the way of judgement or scepticism. I regularly work with children from 5years upwards to support a range of issues including confidence, bed wetting, toileting issues and habit behaviours such as thumb sucking. Every session is individual and your child takes away the audio of their story and a bear so that they can embed the suggestions from the comfort of their own bed.
I have also published a range of children's books to support children to resolve their thoughts, worries and fears through metaphorical storytelling. These are a non-intrusive way to support children and are available for purchase on Amazon. There is a dedicated website to them called www.adventuresofbrian.co.uk
Since 2014 I have offered Responsive Hypnotherapy. Responsive Hypnotherapy combines standard hypnotherapy approaches along with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) to bring your conscious and unconscious mind into line. Effectively it removes detrimental habits, destructive behaviours and negative beliefs allowing you to undo those thought patterns that have caused you distress or prohibited you from feeling able to engage in particular activities in as little as 2 hours.
The Cressingham Technique which I use in my treatments is particularly effective when treating;
Anxiety & Social anxiety
Habit behaviours (including sugar cravings)
The treatments take between 90minutes to 2 hours and have a high rate of success. These sessions consist of a consultation and treatment all conducted in one day. Within these treatments you are able to talk to me to break down both your conscious and unconscious thought processes which are standing in your way.
BWRT® stands for BrainWorking Recursive Therapy®, it is a new model of psychology and psychotherapy created by UK professional therapist, Terence Watts, MCGI, It’s a totally confidential method that does not require you to reveal your private information or personal secrets to your therapist, and is carried out in a completely conscious state. It doesn’t use hypnosis or any mystical concepts – it is completely logical, practical and down-to-earth and only needs you to know what you want to change in your life for it to be completely successful. Only Certified Practitioners have been trained to deliver BWRT and all have to adhere to a strict ethical code.
BWRT® gets its name from the way the brain works, in its ability to be continually reassessing the environment and making adjustments as necessary, utilizing the treatment the adjustments made to thinking lead to fast-acting but long-term self-improvement.BWRT releases trapped emotional issues like the methodologies of hypnotherapy, however it benefits from working on a principle of being nearly 90% content free, and you do not need to spend hours telling me about the problem you were having, my work is completed using an outline and the answers to a few key questions.
I additionally offer hypnobirthing classes for mums to be who wish to release fear and build confidence in childbirth, Hypnobirthing offers a fantastic opportunity to change your mindset about labour and approach the best birth for you. Hypnobirthing is a course that teaches techniques and relaxation skills to allow you to become completely attuned to you body and release an fears and worries that you hold.
I offer a range of courses:
- 5 week course (5 weeks of 60-90 min)
- basics course (4 hours)
- intensive weekends
- Online course
There are further details on a separate website which you can find at: www.sussexhypnobirthing.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Msc Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health (Current study)
Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health (2021)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling skills
Master Practitioner Neuro-Linguistic
Diploma in Hypnobirthing (KG)
Level 1 BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy)
Level 2 BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy)
Advanced Practitioner of Clinical Hypnosis
Advanced Practitioner for eating disorders
Therapeutic Metaphor and Storytelling for Children and Adolescents
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Reiki Level 2
Blueprint contentless therapy
Level 4 Diploma in Obesity & Diabetes
Level 3 Diploma in a Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Prescription for Pre and Post Natal Exercise
Level 2: Health Related Exercise Instruction for Children
Advanced Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management
Early Years Professional status
BA (Hons) Personal Learning and Development
Certificate Of Education (post compulsory education)
Level 3 Early Years Care & Education
National Hypnotherapy Society
The National Hypnotherapy Society is a Learned Society whose primary purpose is the advancement of the knowledge of hypnotherapy and the fostering of professional hypnotherapy expertise through training, accreditation and continued professional development of their members. The Society seeks to contribute to public wellbeing both through the use of hypnotherapy and by ensuring that hypnotherapists are safe, competent and ethical in practice.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
Hypnotherapy can enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting hypnotherapy.
Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Eating Disorders Support
BWRT (BrainWorking Recursive Therapy)
I have also published a collection of children's books to support children to resolve their thoughts, worries and fears through metaphorical storytelling. You can find details of these on www.adventuresofbrian.co.uk
A free telephone consultation or informal discussion is available for all enquiries.
Therapeutic Children's Books - www.adventuresofbrian.co.uk
Children's BWRT - £50
Children's Hypnotherapy - £50
Teen Therapy - £55
BWRT Single Session - £75 (1 session)
OldPain2Go - £75
4 week programmes - £275
Eating Disorders Programme - £325
Hypnobirthing classes (3 different formats see - www.sussexhypnobirthing.org.uk)
Reiki - £45
You can see my website for further details of my fees for specific treatments
or email me on email@example.com or call 07474 710234
Monday - 2pm-830pm, Tuesday - 2pm-830pm, Wednesday 2pm - 830pm, Thursday 2pm-830pm, Friday - CLOSED Saturday - CLOSED, Sunday - CLOSED
"I bought this book for my daughter and it is absolutely beautiful! I just wanted to say how helpful and gentle it was"
(Parent Feedback - Brian and the Shiny Star - a book to support loss and bereavement)
"My grandson slept all night after reading this, he said that when he woke up instead of calling his mum he rubbed his pebble"
(Parent Feedback - Brian and the Magic Night - a book to support bedtime routines)
"My son asked 3 times today for me to read the puppy story"
(Parent Feedback - Brian and the Blue Butterfly - a book to support changes)
"So yesterday I had BWRT in order to be pleasant to people that pee me off especially at work. I don't suffer fools gladly and also to help me realise when I think I'm overeating im nowhere near as bad as I was before I had the gastric band with Nicky Edwards. All I can say Nicky is thank you on the way home a woman drive in to a car park down an exit only way, all I said was "this is the exit "
If I hadn't been there I would never have beloved it lol. I also have a problem seeing the weight I have lost but Nicky today I got new uniform 2 sizes smaller and so many people said they didn't even recognise me lol I'd only been on lunch so thank you again for all you do and say to all of us xx"
(BWRT & Gastric Band - Feedback August 2016)
"Omg Nicky what have you done to me!! Just been to asda and totally ignored the sweet AND cake aisles!!! I actually felt myself turn away as I went to walk down them. Thank you thank you xx"
(BWRT Sugar Cravings - July 2016)
"I saw Nicky on Weds for a session on road rage! Completely unrelated to my weight loss journey but an issue all the same.I had a nasty car accident in December 2010. My injuries were pretty awful and due to anxiety and fear I didn't drive again for 2.5years. When I did start to drive again I suffer with severe road rage connected to the accident and my fear of it happening again. I can even get it when someone else is driving and I think someone else is going to cause an accident. I had just 1 session of BWRT with Nicky to address all of this and I have to say I am truly shocked by how affective it has been. I am now a much calmer driver and have not sworn or got annoyed at anyone since. I drove to Brighton this morning and I am normally in the outside lane at 80mph getting annoyed at anyone in my way. Today I just cruised down at a much lower speed and no aggression at all! Knowing how well my band has worked I shouldn't really be surprised that this has worked but having lived with it for the last few years it has made all the difference. My husband may actually start to enjoy our car journeys again ????"
(BWRT Trauma Recovery - July 2016)
"Believe it, embrace it, let it become part of every day life.. And you will fly xx"
(Gastric Band fitted November 2014, lost 4st 2lb in 25 weeks - maintained loss since April 2015)
"4 week results ... 1stone 4lbs and 14 inches off!! Nicky I'm so happy, thank you for all your help - you're amazing and so so talented at what you do!!! Thank you ???? xxx"
(Gastric Band fitted May 2015)
"Hi nikki! Thought I'd let you know that I've lost 1 stone in the 3 weeks since I saw you!Now let's see if I can break that 18st barrier!!!!"
(Gastric Band fitted June 2015)
"All I can say is 'WOW' I am now on Day 31 of the most life changing event in 20 years. I am 2 stone 2lbs lighter, 7 inches slimmer, more confident, the happiest I have been in a long time and now looking forward to the future. Onwards and downwards. this is all because of you, thank you so much"
(Gastric Band Client, fitted December 2014)
"I have battled with food addictions, emotional eating and being very overweight all of my adult life. In November I had a hypnotic gastric band fitted. 7 weeks on 25lbs off. She uses a combination of Neuro Linguistic Therapy and hypnotherapy. Hand on heart I haven't touched or wanted junk food, even over Christmas. No foods are banned, it is not a diet, but a new,cleaner way of life. I have no desire to eat biscuits, cakes, crisps, cheese etc.....I eat 3 x a day and I am full. Best investment I have ever made on myself"
(Gastric Band Client, fitted November 2014)
"Think you really are magic....Lost 4lbs this week - 29lbs in 8 weeks, had to step on the scales a few times just to make sure!! Less than a stone to go now whoop whoop"
(Gastric Band Client, fitted in November 2014)
"I think you saved my life"
"When I started I had to buy a dress in a size 16, this week I bought my first dress in a size 12"
(Gastric Balloon - after 8 weeks progress)
"Today marks 24lbs loss in 5 weeks"
(Gastric Band fitted 2014)