Success Stories

“After that first session, I was already feeling much calmer and more prepared in my mind for the upcoming long haul flight” 


I had an upcoming long haul flight to Australia planned with my wife to visit family. I’ve always had a crippling fear of flying from a bad experience in my youth and have relied heavily on medication to get me through most flights ever since.

I thought that it was about time to try something new to see if I could overcome the fear permanently.

Nicola was great at talking me through the process and how it would work. She put me totally at ease during the first session and helped me open my mind to the possibilities of what hypnosis can achieve. After that first session, I was already feeling much calmer and more prepared in my mind for the upcoming travels. 

It allowed me to go to a place in my mind that had locked out my previous experiences and anxieties around flying. Almost like a fortress, where I can now go and I know all those feelings of anxiety, nausea and panic aren’t there. I was able to get through my flights to Australia and back again with minimal stress or anxiety. Flying through patches of turbulence previously would have caused my panic to spike, but thanks to my hypnotic suggestion which Nicola recorded for me, I was able to pop this on and I was straight back to my calm place and able to continue on the journey, free of all stress and anxiety.

. I was quite sceptical beforehand, but having now experienced the amazing effects of it, I wouldn’t hesitate again to book another course to help with any other issues I may have


Rich Canueto

Account Director

“I feel great, I am happy and I am able to live my life well.”

Firstly, I have lost weight!  . As soon as the first session was over the focus and determination returned and I was able to plan and get back in control.

Secondly, I am calm and able to manage life and the people in it far better. I feel that I have gained an underpinning calmness and strength which allows me to cope better. During this time of Covid-19 in my high pressured role as interim HR Director; keeping things in perspective and to focus on what it important.

I feel great, I am happy and I am able to live my life well.

Thank you Nicola. I am so grateful for your time and skill in helping me to be the best I can be and to take back control of my eating and drinking and live my life as a slimmer, more confident and happy person.

Sue Evans

Interim Director of HR and Organisational Change, West Sussex County Council

“For the first time ever I have nails I am not ashamed of.”

All my life I have struggled to have nice nails, I’m not a biter but a picker and without consciously knowing, I would suddenly realise I’d picked them all off and at times made them sore. 

I found it fascinating that I was aware of everything and it just felt like we were having a nice in-depth relaxing chat about my childhood and my feelings towards aspects of my life. 

We discovered that I had thought it was a hereditary thing but actually it was just a habit I could actually overcome, which I did  For the first time ever I have nails I am not ashamed of.

It’s a fabulous way of actually finding out about yourself, coming to terms with the issue and learning to fully address or overcome it. Nicola is wonderful character, full of fun, positivity and enthusiasm 



Louise Pocock


“Never Dared Believe Such a Profound and Far Reaching Effect…”

I was very unhappy; I lacked self confidence, and had very low self esteem. I had been battling for years and it had spread to affect the whole of my life, the way I felt about myself, my work and my relationships with those closest to me.

From the initial discovery phone call, all the way through the process. Immediately after our first face to face session I felt like a changed person, I walked away feeling almost instantly more self confident and relaxed. That feeling continued, with the use of the hypnotic suggestion at home, and I could feel my outlook on life beginning to alter.

I was surprised that the sessions were not just about hypnosis, but also included a great amount of life coaching. For the first time in a long time I feel happy, relaxed, and confident. It is not an exaggeration to say that my whole life has changed, and I am now excited to be working towards wherever my life takes me.

I would never have dared to believe that it could have had such a profound, and far reaching, effect. You really have changed my life.

Jason Cox

Optometrist, Warwickshire

“Without Nicola, I know I would not be where I am now…”

Very rarely do you meet people who change your life in an almost instant. Nicola did that for me.

I had lost my self esteem, self worth and I felt totally lost and out of control. I had a business idea but I felt so out of grips on how to reach it. Nicola sorted me. Actually no, she helped me to sort me. And that’s her talent. She unravelled the tangled web that was my mind and challenged me to face things I would never have done otherwise.

Within a year, and after working with Nicola on her program, I am independent, have a flourishing career as a Personal Trainer and have developed my own unique exercise discipline. I’m earning extremely well and I absolutely love what I do.

Without Nicola, I know I would not be where I am now. She is THE most positive person you could ever meet, but she tells you how it is. Her straight talking, yet amazing encouragement made me believe in myself and the business that she helped me create. She is encouraging to an extent where you feel that she truly believes in you and what you’re doing. And that’s what I needed – and still do.

She’s a listener, a mentor, a challenger and potentially most importantly, a damn good person who helps people reach their happy place, both personally and professionally..

Lynsey MacDonald

Director Sculpt Discipline

“My life is so different…”

Before working with Nicola I had a ton of self limiting beliefs which were obviously not helping me to progress to the next stage of my business. I choose to work with Nicola because I liked her fun refreshing approach and could tell she’d be great to work with.

Nicola has lots of empathy for people. She listens without judging and is discreet and seemed to get me and my problems quickly. When I was under hypnosis, she had a lovely soothing voice which is really important.

After our sessions, thanks to Nicola I developed a strong belief in myself that I could achieve my goals. My life is so different in that I’m now helping people and I’m just loving it. I am successful but I’m still me. I’m not trying to be someone else.

My vulnerabilities are my strength if that makes sense. I’m also having a lot of fun while building my business but I also have a wonderful work/life balance which I struggled with before. I have found that I am attracting really exciting and inspirational people into all aspects of my life.

Liz Doyle

Positive Change Coach

“I had been struggling with things in my life…”

I had been struggling with things in my life such as depression and marriage break up. The work Nicola and I undertook really got me thinking about my purpose in life – she challenged me in a supportive way and helped me to think about the direction in my life.

Jonathan Peach

Executive Business Life Coach

“Everything was so much clearer and I felt confident…”

I was struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety and a feeling that, even though everything in my life was great ‘on paper’, I was unable to enjoy it fully.

Nicola had been recommended to me so highly and I’m always open to experiencing new therapies. She put me at ease instantly with her warm and friendly approach, so any apprehension I might have felt on my first appointment vanished instantly.

We spent lots of time talking initially, with Nicola asking really good questions which made me think about things deeply and, in some instances, from a different perspective. As we went along, she made helpful suggestions about how to try to think differently, or practical ways of managing negative thoughts and feelings.

The programme was wonderful…I came away with practical advice which I could put into practice immediately. Overall, it was such an incredibly positive and enlightening experience.

The realisation that I could change things and I didn’t have to stay in a situation at work that was making me unhappy (beforehand it seemed impossible that things could change without the outcome being negative). After working with Nicola everything was so much clearer and I felt confident and brave enough to approach my managers and make really positive changes. As a result I’ve been happier in all aspects of my life.

Kate Haberley

Employee Engagement & Communications Specialist

“I Was Desperate and Struggling to Get Through Every Day..”

“A friend recommended Nicola to me. She had worked with her in the past and said she would change my life and she has!!

I admit to being sceptical at first. I did not see how hypnosis could help me with my crippling anxiety. I was desperate and was struggling to get through every day.  At the start of my journey, when Nicola asked me what I wanted to get from the sessions, I said I just want to be normal and live!!

I have gone from having an obsession about germs, which made eating out a real struggle, to being able to go for lunch/dinner with my family and dog! I can leave the house without cleaning obsessively and I am finally able to enjoy a day not fraught with worry.

My insomnia is resolving and everyone close to me has commented on how well I seem. I just wish I had worked with her sooner!”

Emily MacDonogh

Practice Manager

“I felt out of control and lacking in self confidence…”

​I started to work with Nicola because I felt out of control and lacking in self confidence.

I was unsure how the program would work. I wasn’t sure it would enable me to open up and work through my situation. However, Nicola was recommended to me by a friend so I felt confident to give it a go. This was a brilliant decision, I’ve not looked back!

I felt a really great connection with Nicola. She is a positive, knowledgeable and caring person. I felt totally at ease and was able to be very open throughout. She challenged me, in a supportive way, to get underneath why I was feeling like I was. This enabled me to make the changes that I needed to.

I feel more at ease and better able to manage any difficult situations when they arise. One of the strongest messages I took was to be kinder to myself, I don’t over-analyse as much and I’ve got a better balance in my life now.

Cheryl Phrophet

Company Director

“My confidence has risen, and my success rate soared…”

I can truly say that working with Nicola was one of the best financial business decisions I have made. When I required some business coaching, working with Nicola has been enlightening. My confidence has risen, and my success rate soared. Overall I feel much more relaxed yet excited about the future of my business.

I continue to get on going tangible results. In addition to the business side, I was able to tackle some some challenging personal issues. As a result my family life has been enhanced and is now much more peaceful and less stressful.

Sue Hearn

Utility Warehouse

“Without Nicola, I know I would not be where I am now…”

​At the time of starting working with Nicola I was suffering with some health problems which I was struggling to manage alongside a full time job, small child, and studying. The combination of demands had resulted in me struggling with anxiety and panic.

Whilst I had always been open to trying alternative therapies rather then popping pills; as a usually strong minded person I wasn’t sure how successful the program would be for me but really had nothing to lose.

I found Nicola incredibly personable and down to earth, she took the time to really understand what was going on in my life before embarking on thework. The result of this was that the program was aligned with what I really needed to focus on.

Working with Nicola completely changed my situation within a couple of weeks. I am now much more relaxed generally which means that anxiety and panic are now longer controlling my thoughts or my life and it’s fantastic! I can’t recommend Nicola highly enough!

Chrissie Dixon

HR Manager

“My business now has a clear direction to follow…”

Nicola is inspirational and has been able to facilitate changes in me that have led to a healthier, happier lifestyle. I am now working in complete congruence with my values in life. This has improved my confidence and mindset. My business now has a clear direction to follow and has grown as a result.

Leila Hardy

BU4Life Business Owner

“When I met Nicola I was in a rut, I had just gone through menopause and gained 13kg! “

 I had started exercising again and tried different diets I was not losing! And if I did I would put it back on within weeks!!  I decided that my brain needed rebooting or reprogramming as I would put it.

When I meet Nicola I was gyming in the morning and walking 5km in the afternoon and was tired and frustrated! Nicola made me look at myself and my body differently. She helped me to relax, think differently and lose weight!  She is kind and friendly and makes you feel totally at ease .

I have lost 5kg so far and still losing even though I have been on holiday! And this all within a few months. I feel positive and relaxed like I’m getting myself back again all thanks to Nicola.

Debbie Van Der Meer

Nurse- Oxfordshire

“I have had fantastic results from working with Nicola…”

I have had fantastic results from working with Nicola, she has showed me that the changes I want to create in life can actually happen by taking little steps towards those bigger goals. She has a very positive attitude and draws out qualities in individuals making them realise who they really are and how they would like to develop whether it is on a professional or personal level.

Vicky Gray

Graphic Designer -Cirencester

“I keep focused and find increasing success…”

Nicola has a very professional approach which attracted me to work with her as much as her energetic and empathetic personality. By working regularly with her, I keep focused and find increasing success in the areas of business and personal development.

Nicola has helped me understand how to establish and experience a more positive mindset and increase my wealth consciousness. Results so far are fantastic and I highly recommend her to anyone who is currently feeling the desire to make changes in their lives or achieve more – especially professionally or financially.


Stratford upon Avon

“A really interesting, exhilarating workshop…”

A really interesting, exhilarating workshop. I’ve learned real tools to help me improve all aspects of my business and personal life. You are a real living example and inspiration of the power of what you are teaching.



“After just one session I wrote the whole thing…”

I was fed up with attempting to begin my new website. After just one session I wrote the whole thing in ONE DAY! So not only did I start it, I also completed it! Nicola is an expert in her field and gets straight to the heart of a matter. If you’re STUCK and need to “Go For It!!” in whatever capacity, she is definitely the one for you!

Carol Love

Health Kinesiologist

“Working with Nicola was such a positive experience…”

Working with Nicola was such a positive experience. It was an incredible relief to open up and talk so candidly. I felt safe to express my frustrations. I felt clearer than ever about my long held dream and how I was going to achieve it. Nicola helped de-clutter my mind in such a warm hearted way.

Fiona McFall


“100% better than when I arrived…”

Nicola is easy to talk to and I certainly felt comfortable opening up with her. I always looked forward to our sessions as I knew I would leave feeling 100% better than when I arrived. My husband likes that I am capable of being more spontaneous and no longer afraid of large crowds.

Rachel Bloomfield

Marathon Runner

“I feel content and happy!”

Before working with Nicola I had a constant uncontrollable anxiety at all time, affecting me in everyday life. Hypnotherapy was my last resort but knowing what I know now it should have been my FIRST port of call! I am no longer scared of what may happen. I am more relaxed and take things in my stride. I feel content and happy!

Nikki Stapleton

Assistant Manager

“100% effective!”

I chose to work with Nicola, as I already attended 2 seminars, both of which I had enjoyed and felt nourished by Nicola’s positivity. I needed help with focusing on my goals and priorities in my busy business life. It was a smooth process without being too intrusive, but being 100% effective.

Anthony Cripps

Director at Cripps Recruitment

“One of the best courses I have attended for a long time…”

Just wanted to say what a fab two days …one of the best courses I have attended for a long time and yes you were right it definitely felt different on the Monday morning. I have had the usual stressful week but felt a lot more in control especially when dealing with the difficult person.


IT Consultant

“Eye-opening…and financially rewarding!”

I was lacking motivation, self-belief and very low self- esteem. My limiting beliefs were holding me back. Working with Nicola, the programme has been eye-opening/revealing and financially rewarding!

Pippa Aldridge

Health & Fitness Studio Owner

“A number of blockages were cleared!”

Whilst working with Nicola I was both supported and challenged on some of my perceptions and life choices. A number of blockages were cleared during our sessions together. The mind programming audio provided has been most useful!

Carol Fieldhouse

Health Practitioner

“It is a remarkable and wonderful thing and I remain extremely grateful to Nicola.”

Exactly a year ago, I went to see Nicola for a hypnotherapy session. I had decided, reluctantly, that it was time to quit smoking and I knew I would need help as I was smoking at least a packet a day and quite enjoyed it. It still amazes me that after only an hour and a half with Nicola Ménage, I left her house a Non Smoker. One session was all that was required.

I have had the odd craving but something prevents me from giving in to it. It is a remarkable and wonderful thing and I remain extremely grateful to Nicola.

Lucy Helliker

“The main thing for me is that I have come away from working with Nicola feeling like a whole person.”

Before i started to work with Nicola I had always suffered with a lack of self confidence and self belief.
I felt stuck in life not pushing myself to do the things I love or speaking up for myself. I never felt like a whole person and would worry what other people think about me.

I had no reservations, I couldn’t wait to get started with Nicola and was ready to do the inner work.

I really enjoyed the process and loved how much support Nicola gives you.

The main thing for me is that I have come away from working with Nicola feeling like a whole person. Believing in myself knowing that I can now achieve my goals. Thank you Nicola 🙂


Henley On Thames

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