For the last eight months I have experienced chronic pain, with a loose diagnosis of “overuse syndrome” and no clear plan of treatment. In fact, one specialist told me point blank to stop seeking answers and that taking considerable time off work was my only hope for recovery. To say that I have been feeling defeated would be an understatement.

Fortunately for me, I was recently introduced to Nicola and for the first time in a long time, I have felt that someone has actually listened to me. Not only have I been thoroughly impressed with Nicola’s supportive nature, I have been pleasantly surprised by her inquisitive and investigative mind. After our first session, Nicola provided me with a plan of attack, treatment recommendations, suggestions for further testing and some careful advice about increasing my movement. Most importantly, Nicola provided me with hope, which is something I have been sincerely missing. I am looking forward to my future sessions with Nicola and getting to the root cause of my pain.

Rebecca

Coaching Client

I was so excited when I first met you online. Your approach to healing chronic pain is a must! There is a real lack of specialists and physicians who understand the root cause. I am so glad to have found someone with your knowledge and experience who genuinely has our healing at the top of their priority list.

For a long time I suffered from chronic pain in my back and no-one could help me understand why the pain persisted, let alone join me in the journey to heal. I had exhausted all my avenues, yet the pain was getting worse not better! I tried acupuncture, myotherapy and osteopathy. I saw rheumatologists, surgeons and doctors. Some of these alleviated the pain but never healed it.

No-one had a clear idea of what was going on and even worse, none of them saw me as potentially healing from almost a decade of disc bulges and chronic pain. I just would not accept that! I wanted to just not get rid of the pain, but I wanted to thrive! I remember feeling so desperate that I took it upon myself to do my own research. A small amount of people were on the internet who were talking about the mind-body connection and it’s role in chronic pain. I had never imagined that my thoughts and beliefs were the key. After meeting you, I knew that your approach was definitely something that I wished I had as my coach, my guide and my healer when I was going through this time. It would have saved me years of pain and my own research. The very fact that you have chosen to use this method says to me that you understand, have done the research and that you are willing to go deeper to get results.

I was never after a band-aid. Something short term. I believe that when people work with you they will not just get to the root cause, but have the potential to heal their chronic pain. Before I met you I was frustrated that I didn’t have the knowledge and skills I learnt to share what I learnt through my own experiences to help others in pain. I’m glad to have finally met someone who I have confidence in to refer people to who are going through the same problems I faced a few years ago.

Lauren

Friend

I came to Nicola with an overwhelmed mind. At the time I was also managing chronic shoulder pain and was struggling to take care of myself. I was spreading myself so thin trying to be everything to everyone, and as a result I was not progressing my own health and business goals.

From the outset Nicola recognised my perfectionist tendencies, something she also experiences! Instead of adding more things to my growing to-do list, Nicola guided me to implement practices with the sole purpose of simplifying life and prioritising ME.

Each fortnight we noticed that significant changes had crept into my day. I learned to say “no” by staying in tune with my body. I also approached communications with my husband from a different perspective and witnessed our relationship strengthening with every conversation. My shoulder pain has all but disappeared, purely from taking care of my body and the reducing unnecessary stress that I have historically imposed on myself.

I finished my coaching sessions with Nicola feeling inspired to continue my journey of self-care and stress resilience. I continue to witness significant improvements to my wellbeing and mindset, and I can’t thank Nicola enough for seeing the real me. She is a beautiful and talented life coach and physiotherapist, and I don’t say that lightly. Nicola has the valuable skill of being able to listen intently and get to the heart of why I was feeling so overwhelmed. Through sharing practical tips and insights from her life, with Nicola’s guidance I know that I am well on my way to achieving my goals!

Amanda

Coaching Client

Before I started working with Nicola I was feeling really tense in the shoulders and experiencing regular headaches. I could not relax them or the pressure in my head. I couldn’t see how I could change this. I tried to relax them and I tried deep breathing but I just could not shake the heavy feeling. Before I started coaching with Nicola I was not sure of the process or how anything could work when we only spoke on the phone. I then decided that nothing would change if I did nothing. And what was there to lose? I couldn’t recommend Nicola highly enough. While working together we discovered there were many aspects to my tense shoulders and headaches. I am married with 3 young children and work part time. I subconsciously felt so much pressure to have an immaculate house, the tidiest yards, be the “present” mother that was always Zen … when in reality I felt like a tornado was flying around me every single minute and I was about to explode. By the time I finished working with Nicola I had no headaches, no tension in the shoulders and a better way to view life. I do feel like I am closer to that Zen mother that is “present” with her children. I am not as worried if the house is not immaculate, there is more to life. I have learnt to not justify everything that I have not done. I have learnt to take moments and just breath. And I also have a book list a mile long of books I want to read on Nicola’s recommendation. It’s so hard to put this one into words because I could never express what Nicola has done for me.  I will just list a few dot points: Getting some perspective. Realising the social media world is snippets of people’s lives/houses and not to see that as the whole picture. No justification is required It’s okay to take some time out for yourself So if you are thinking of working with Nicola, I would say just go for it! Lisa

Coaching Client

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for being so supportive and for not batting an eye lid when I listed off all of the things that I didn’t like to eat. Thank you for being encouraging and understanding of my personality and needs when it comes to how I operate and how I will best respond. Thank you for all of your thoughtful, sensible advice and willingness to seek the expertise of others for reinforcement. Most of all, thank you for taking my goal to improve my health and lose weight so seriously – when you take such intentional action towards helping me reach my goal, it is really difficult not to feel motivated, inspired and excited about the future.

Bec

Coaching Client

This is such a heartfelt eBook, with a wonderful technique for genuinely tapping into the messages your body is sending you. If you’re hoping to address the cause of your niggling body pain, become more in tune with your body, or become more mindful, ‘Breathe, Feel & Ask’ is the eBook for you.

Rachael Kable

Mindfulness Coach, Rachael Kable

Reclaiming Strength is one of my favourite online destinations for inspiration to improve my health and wellbeing. Nicola’s advice comes straight from the heart and her personal life journey, which makes it all the more authentic & implementable. She has taught me to really listen to the messages that my body is sending me, including those aches and pains that I would normally ignore. Most importantly, Nicola has taught me that self-love is the key to creating wonderful relationships with others … and the life of your dreams!

Amanda Coneyworth

Financial & Wellness Coach, Gorgeous Presence