Nicholas is a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist having studied at Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) in Bristol. After receiving his Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (DSFH) he went on to gain the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). He holds membership of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH Reg.), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC Reg.), the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH Reg.) and is a Senior Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

On his experiences prior to hypnotherapy, Nicholas said, “I always saw myself having a career in politics party because I loved debate. It is perhaps one of the best and most rewarding ways of learning. One very important lesson I learnt was to argue a point by asking questions. Simply telling people what you think does not really get you anywhere. People often respond better when any conclusions reached are those they feel they have come to themselves. As well as that, politics simply appealed to me as it something which affects everybody. But did I really want to be a politician?”

It was in 2001 that he met David Newton, who might today be described the father of modern day solution focused hypnotherapy:

“I first saw David when I was eighteen years old and, as he might say, I was somewhat “at the obsessional end of the market place”. Back then, I was looking for a way of using my skills as best I could and in a role which suited my personality. When the Clifton Practice began its hypnotherapy training course in 2002, I did consider that this was for me. I also drew inspiration from my great grandfather, who was himself a hypnotherapist of some repute. Yet at only twenty years of age I felt that I was too young. Instead, I travelled around the world, trained to be a teacher, and worked latterly in business, before realising I could deny my passion no longer.”
After graduating as a clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, Nicholas established Hypnotherapy with Nick:

“Hypnotherapy with Nick was set up with the remit of helping people to live the life they want and in the way that is right for them. To watch a person free themselves of self limiting behaviours, negatives self beliefs, anxiety, depression or whatever the problem may be and to see that person realise the immense resources they have available within themselves – hidden perhaps but still there – is to watch a person achieve their very best and be their real self. It is at that point that everything becomes achievable for them.

If I were to be asked what is the most important aspect of being a good hypnotherapist, without hesitation I would say that it is the ability to ask the right questions and get good answers. Ask a person how they want their life to be and suddenly they are no longer focused on what they do not want. Above all, hypnotherapy is enjoyable and the consulting room is a happy place. The therapist is there to help the client get the very best out of themselves. And at Hypnotherapy with Nick we are in the business of helping people to achieve their best and create a better life.”