Illsley Psychotherapy

Hello and welcome to my website.

If you are visiting my website then perhaps you or someone you love is experiencing some difficulty in your life which has got to the point where you feel you need some outside support. No matter how well intentioned and loving friends and family might be, sometimes we need to talk to someone who isn’t involved in our lives.

I know that taking that first step to talk to a therapist can be incredibly daunting and scary but it might turn out to be the best decision you could make. Just talking to someone who can create a space for you to be yourself and open up fully, someone who focuses completely and non judgmentally on you, can be a powerful and healing experience.

I am an integrative psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. That just means that I have a number of tools in my box and don’t rely on a ‘one size fits all’ approach. I use a person centred approach so the work we do together would be tailored to you as an individual. It might include CBT, Psychoanalysis, Hypnotherapy, mindfulness and creative work. As well as all that, thanks to extensive professional development training, I can offer a trauma informed approach including the use of a technique called Rewind which is highly effective for PTSD, nightmares and flashbacks.

I can offer a space for you, a space to heal. Take that step and come and talk to me and we can explore how I can help.



I am currently conducting most appointments by telephone or via Zoom video calls.

However, occasionally these methods are not appropriate.  If that is the case, I can see clients for face to face appointments.  

I have conducted risk assessments and am able to take all measures necessary to ensure the safety of both the client and myself.  

Please contact me using the details at the bottom of this page if you require more information. 

My Expertise


If you feel you, or someone you love, are suffering from depression I can help.


Anxiety can be incredibly destructive to live with. If you are suffering, I can help.


Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders.

Illsley Psychotherapy Video Showcase.

"I was lucky enough to have met Nicky when she had just qualified as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I was at the very lowest point in my life and I am so relieved that I met her then because she helped me through a very dark and difficult time. And helped me to look at things from a more positive point of view instead of the constant negativity that I was seeing in everything and everyone. I have suffered with depression all my adult life and seen various counsellors in my life and I personally have never found any of them to be of any help to me at all. In fact they made me feel worse as I talked about my problems, the counsellor just nodded, I cried a lot and always left feeling worse than before I went for my appointment. I never felt any of that in any of my sessions with Nicky, in fact I couldn't believe the hour had passed by so quickly and was disappointed that I'd have to wait another week to be able to see her again. Nicky is such a lovely person and so easy and comfortable to talk to about anything. She never judges you, never looks down on you. I always felt so at ease talking to her about the most difficult tragedies I'd gone though in my life and yes I cried in almost every session but, I always left feeling relaxed and more at peace with myself each time. I also had some hypnotherapy sessions with Nicky and to be honest when we first discussed me having hypnotherapy, I did think of the scenes you see on T.V with people running around on stage imitating a chicken lol. But it is absolutely nothing like that at all. It is so calming and relaxing and that is made more so because of the calmness and softness of Nicky's voice and just feeling so comfortable and safe in her hands. Nicky and the psychotherapy and hypnotherapy helped me so so much with my depression, my grief, my loss, and my anxiety. It also helped me with my self esteem and self worth too. And to put into perspective that the things that had happened to me from being a child were not my fault and ..... I AM ENOUGH !!! 😊"


"I was introduced to Nicky in 2015 by a friend who recommended her. I have to say I owe this friend a lot as I was in a really bad place physically and mentally. Nicky helped me in so many ways. She is kind, patient and so caring. She is really good at what she does. I am now the person who recommends her to others."


"Nicky - thank you so much for your support. I feel I can move forward and for now I can face the challenges and the ghosts of my past."


Contact Me

Ask a question or book an appointment using the details below.

National Council of Psychotherapists
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