I felt I was getting in an increasingly negative place leading up to and after having my second child. I was struggling with anger issues directed towards my eldest child. If I was on my own looking after the kids I could easily get upset and angry and that would trigger negative thoughts that I would find hard to come back from. I really didn't feel in control or like myself at all. Some days were OK but I didn't like how I was feeling more and more often and was worried about the negative effects on my son and our relationship. I went to the gp and was diagnosed with depression and prescribed antidepressants. It was good to speak to the gp and have the medication as back up, however I wanted to try other things first. I had 5 sessions with Nikki. She was very understanding and encouraging. The sessions were really relaxing and calming. I felt the benefits from the first one the next day when I was able to stay calm and positive in a situation that would have usually seen me get upset and angry. I can't tell you how positive the sessions were, and all I had to do was relax. I have never returned to the dark place I was in and it has been 3 months since my last session. I still get angry and loose my patience (kids can be annoying!) but it feels more 'normal' and controlled and it doesn't lead to all the negativity it had previously. Nikki kindly made a recording for me which I have used several times. I may need a top up during this period of lock down! I would definitely go back to Nikki for help in this area or other things I struggle with in my life. Thank you so much Nikki. A Sheffield mum
" Nikki is a wonderfully skillful and caring therapist. I am a fellow therapist and consulted Nikki for support with improving my mindset towards valuing myself and making money. I had sensed that this unhelpful mindset had been at the root of my self-sabotaging behaviour towards my business for many years but wasn't sure how to improve it. After just two sessions with Nikki I feel that a fundamental shift has occurred- I have increased my prices (which I hadn't done for about nine years), I am designing a new website which I feel excited about, but most significantly, I have developed and am proactively selling "packages" which I thought about before, but never felt anywhere near confident enough to try. I am so grateful to Nikki!" Woman, Yorkshire.
"After our last session I went straight out and called the dentist to ask for a check up appointment that same day. They said they could see me within 45mins. I then sat in the waiting area for 20 mins. She was running behind, I felt cool, calm and relaxed. As I was called upstairs I had the ‘I can’t do this’ moment which was immediately followed by ‘yes you can’ I held my head high and at the top of the stairs I didn't feel dizzy. Immediately the smell hit me right in the pit of my stomach and then I took a deep breath in and said to myself ‘oh that smells lovely, how clean it smells’ I sat in the chair relaxed and then came out having booked root canal for the followed week. That appt was today. I have to be honest the last few days I’ve felt anxious on the lead up to it but as soon as I opened my eyes this morning I was in a different zone. I sang along to my favourite album on the way in. I knew I was nervous I knew this was normal, this time though I was looking forward to them treating me and making me feel better.
I sat in the chair had everything done that was needed, there was an issue that the dentist sorted, I remained calm. I went through the whole procedure of an hour and a half not panicking, asking for a break, putting my hand up or having any heart palpitations. I didn't flinch at all! I’ve just got home and the first thing I want to say is the most massive thank you to you for helping me to get here! I couldn’t have done this without you. The dentist said she has never known someone to be more calm than the patients that aren’t bothered about coming to the dentist. She said if I can have this treatment and be so calm then I have anything done! This all wouldn’t be possible without your help and support. I have been living in fear since I was 12 yrs old I’m now 34 years old. In four sessions you have helped me to gain back control and not be scared of the dentist. I will be literally recommending you to everyone and I honestly can not thank you enough." Woman, Sheffield.
"I went to see Nikki after developing a phobia for enclosed spaces and was really worried about a flight I had planned. The hypnotherapy and NLP worked a treat! I have not felt that anxiety and horrible feeling of impending doom. I've even been in lifts and managed my holiday flights. The knock on effect of the sessions made me feel more clear headed and relaxed. Thanks Nikki" Andy, Sheffield.
"Nikki has been fantastic throughout the sessions and also in the previous course on stress management. I have felt really valued and that my problems have been worth listening too. She has been very kind, understanding and non-judgemental and that has really helped me. I have been given some brilliant tools and resources to cope with situations and Nikki has gone out of her way to understand my personal issues and find appropriate ways to address them. She has also opened my eyes to hypnotherapy despite being sceptical at first! Overall, I have found the sessions invaluable during difficult times." Sara, Sheffield.
" I was so pleased when a friend recommended Nikki to support me when I suddenly developed a fear/phobia towards study. I was used to academia and completing my third year final module of a second degree when this developed. I became so frightened of not completing this final piece and adamant that I did not have the ability to sit the module, despite being a high achiever and gaining big grades throughout. This phobia affected me in so many ways, from sleeping, to eating, socialising and put a strain on relationships with loved ones. I had five sessions with Nikki which have really helped and allowed me to reduce my phobia significantly. I now feel confident that I can complete this final bit of work and feel positive about the future. Thank you Nikki for facilitating my recovery at this frightening and dark time." Anonymous.
"I had a spider phobia which at times had me so gripped in fear, that I could not breathe. I had 4 sessions of hypnotherapy with Nikki which I was nervous about at first. I soon realised that there was nothing to be scared of. Nikki had a very calming and relaxing manner which instantly put me at ease. She listened and understood how my phobia affected me and gradually over the sessions my fear drastically reduced.
Since my last session, I have managed to catch a spider under a glass and put it outside, and, I have rescued a spider from a water trough using a barrel cap to scoop it out. It looked like it was drowning! To me, these are massive steps which were not in the least bit possible before Nikki helped me." Woman, Sheffield.
"I have found the hypnotherapy sessions very relaxing and I've really enjoyed them. They have done me a lot of good. A very valuable service." Woman, Sheffield.
"I have had four hypnotherapy sessions from Nikki for over-eating, healthier eating and weight loss. I have found the sessions very relaxing and also effective. I am already eating healthier and being more self-disciplined about my diet. My cravings for unhealthy food when they do come are much weaker, and I don't feel the need to feel full and bloated. I feel ok when I am hungry and my stomach is rumbling. I can visualise myself becoming slim and fit too.
Nikki has a very empathic energy and a soothing voice. I have felt very comfortable as a client, and the treatment room is cosy and relaxing in itself. I would recommend her." Woman, Sheffield.
"It's been over four months since I last smoked yet it feels like a lifetime ago now. The last one I had was twenty four hours before our first appointment and I haven't touched one since.My circulation has improved significantly as well and I very rarely feel the cold as I used too. I can't tell you how much of a change to my life giving up smoking has been. I smoked for twenty years and had no idea how much of my life was tailored around making sure I could get a smoke. I can't tell you how grateful I am for your help through all of this and I strongly believe that if it wasn't for your help I would have probably slipped back into my old habits and felt eternally guilty for doing so!" Man, Chesterfield.
"I went to see Nikki to help me get out of a procrastination phase I was stuck in. She helped me let go of past mistakes that were preventing me from living a productive life. I can't thank her enough for releasing me from my shackles of guilt that were holding me back." Anonymous.
"I came to see Nikki in January 2015 to help me with sleeping issues. I had come to rely habitually on 2-3 glasses of wine each night to feel drowsy enough to crash on going to bed. In addition I would tend to go to bed very late when at the point of exhaustion. These issues were long standing and I can remember being put to bed early as a child and still being awake once everyone else was asleep. After four sessions of hypnotherapy with Nikki and my sleeping habits had changed completely and I now look forward to and enjoy going to bed. I no longer drink alcohol (well the odd one for pleasure at the weekend)…Which has saved me a fortune! I fall asleep easily and quickly and feel rested in the mornings. I couldn't recommend Nikki more highly and the experience has been truly life changing for the better." Nina Marsh.
"I would like to recommend Nikki for her hypnotherapy skills. She has a very relaxed, calm and reassuring manner which enables her clients to feel completely comfortable and at home in her care. I became a client in January 2015 in order to improve my health and help with weight loss. By the end of March I had achieved my goals and the effects of her hypnotherapy skills have continued and allowed me to improve many areas of my personal and business life, all this as a direct result of Nikki's hypnotherapy work. I cannot recommend her highly enough." Anonymous.
"I had hypnotherapy with Nikki to stop smoking. I have found her approach extremely helpful and have stopped smoking successfully for more than a month now. Nikki creates a very calm and relaxing environment which makes the hypnosis session a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. I have felt very supported by her throughout the whole process and am convinced that I will not smoke again. I would highly recommend her." Debbie Age 50.
"I initially contacted Nikki to help alleviate recurring nightmares; one which was brought on by a traumatic time at work whilst I was a teacher and one which I had suffered from since I was a small child. I was nervous about under going hypnotherapy but as Nikki came so highly recommended by a friend's father, I decided to try it out. Nikki's manner instantly made me feel at ease. As she works as a teacher she had deep understanding off the experiences of the pressures and challenges of working in education. This was invaluable to me, I often feel very closed off and defensive about my responses to teaching, such as the recurring nightmares but Nikki's empathy and shared knowledge really helped me unlock this negative thought processes. Our two sessions together were incredibly effective; my childhood nightmare has been totally eradicated, something which I greatly hoped for but could not quite believe has happened in such a short amount of meetings. Months later, this dream which woke me almost every night has totally disappeared. Alongside this dream, my awful dreams about school have also reduced to almost nothing (one in six months rather than one a night!), speaking to Nikki about my experiences was therapeutic and felt very safe. Her treatment process was incredibly positive and beneficial to my life, I cannot thank her enough for her kindness which went above and beyond her role as I saw it. Thank you very much." Laura, 31.
"I had a bad snake phobia for over forty years which started when I was a child and could not be pinpointed to any specific experience. This fear continued and I finally decided to do something about it and I researched hypnotherapy. A friend recommended Nikki Ellen and I had three sessions with Nikki. A few days after my final session I went into a pet shop and asked if I could see the snakes! This was a massive achievement for me and I felt so proud of myself having overcome my deep rooted fear. I cannot praise Nikki enough for the professional, supportive and caring service she provided and I wish that I had done this years ago." Jayne J.
"I was struggling with revising for my exams as I was scared of failing. Nikki helped me to look at the exams more objectively and relax so that my fear of failing didn't get in the way of me revising. Also, during my exams I felt more in control and calm, knowing that all I could do was my best." Gemma, student.
"I was surprised at just how effective hypnotherapy is. Not only is it a completely relaxing and enjoyable experience, but the voice of Nikki Ellen could not be more perfect for the situation; entirely soothing and reassuring, it really is a delightful experience. Hypnotherapy is definitely something I would do again, but if I'm honest I would only really want Nikki Ellen to do it - I just can't imagine anyone else having such an amazing voice; resulting in the desired effect. A great result and thoroughly enjoyable!" Alex Wrampling, Drama Teacher Laundau Forte School, Derby.
"Wow. What a fantastic experience. I was totally in the zone. I lost all sense of worry and urgency and simply relaxed. I found myself aware of what was happening and what you were saying but on a different level thinking how I had lost feeling in all my arms and other limbs. I could feel my head lowering and I did not want to come out of it. Unbelievable. I felt I was the only person in the room with your voice guiding me. Coming back into the room was surreal but also strange. I wanted you to go slower so I could stay longer. I felt happy afterwards and did get a bit of the giggles when I came back into the office. Someone even asked what I was on! Well done Nikki, count me in for session 2." Robert Ellis, Estates and Operations Manager.
"I was initially skeptical about having hypnotherapy to stop smoking. I wasn't sure if it could really work, especially as I had been smoking for 15 years and had managed to cut down a lot (to about 5-10 a day), but still enjoyed smoking to some extent. Not to mention the numerous times I had tried (and failed) to stop smoking before. I was able to speak to Nikki about this and she was brilliant. She put me at ease and helped me to decide, without pressuring me, that I was ready to become a non-smoker, and this time it would be for good! I felt that Nikki had really listened to me and she was able to explain everything clearly. As a Mental Health Professional myself, I knew that she was appropriately qualified to offer hypnotherapy which helped me to feel in safe hands and comfortable right the way through. the hypnotherapy itself was really relaxing! l felt great afterwards and I continue to feel great as a non-smoker for life!" Tamara Smart, Young Person’s Mental Health Worker.
"Between running my consultancy business, HR Squared and many other commitments, exercise is one of the first things to go out the window when I'm busy. I felt I was contributing to a downward spiral where the less I exercised the less I felt able to do so. I became conscious that I need to exercise to promote good-health and energy levels so I made an appointment with Nikki to see if she could help me address this. We had two hypnotherapy sessions and during the first, I can pinpoint a specific moment when I felt a tangible change in the way I felt. Nikki's warm yet calm approach put me at ease and I immediately felt I could trust her. The second session saw me go deeper into hypnosis and helped me to start adhering to my goal of running three times a week. The goal-setting we did between sessions really helped me to ensure I stuck to my aim. Thank you, Nikki." Jennifer Marsden, Human Resource Management. Hr Squared.