Illsley Psychotherapy

Hello and welcome to my website.

I’m a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. I work with adults and children with a whole variety of issues but I specialise in helping people who have experienced trauma to recover from it and get their lives back – without being re-traumatised.

If you are visiting my website, perhaps you – or someone you love – are experiencing some difficulty in your life, heartache, anxiety or stressful situation. Maybe it’s got to the point where you feel like you can’t deal with it by yourself. Sometimes – no matter how well intentioned and loving friends and family can be – we need someone outside the situation to talk to.

Do you need someone to talk to who can understand? Do you need help to move forward or to cope with a situation? Do you feel anxious, depressed, alone, exhausted, overwhelmed or desperate? Do you suffer from flashbacks or nightmares, panic attacks or phobias? Do you have difficulty sleeping? Are you dealing with your pain by using substances, self harm or other unhealthy behaviours?

Come and talk to me. I can offer a confidential space. I will listen and can help in a variety of ways – tailored to you and your situation individually.

My Expertise

Trauma Recovery

If you feel you, or someone you love, are suffering from the impact of trauma 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."


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