About me

Coaching for Transition. Career | Relocation | Life phase

Update:  I am delighted to be able to meet my clients face to face on the Downs in Bristol again!

“Calm, thoughtful and positive, Nicola listens deeply and intuitively. Her sessions have genuinely been the best investment I have ever made in myself and my career."

My work focuses on people who are in a stage of transition. Perhaps it's a change in career, stepping back and having to deal with feeling of loss, guilt or the dreaded 'impostor syndrome''.

Or it could be a life phase. Work is on the horizon for the first time in a long while but how do you cope? Or maybe you are facing an empty nest and wondering who 'you' are now?

Relocation: Are you soon to be an expatriate? Or are you returning and having dealt with culture shock are experiencing 'reverse culture shock'

How can I help? I offer practical, personal coaching with warmth, insights and a wealth of experience.  Come and walk and talk with me on the beautiful Downs in Bristol for a refreshing perspective.

A free consultation, with no obligation, is available via Zoom/Skype, phone or a walk and talk on the Downs or by the Harbourside in Bristol.

Throughout my coaching career people have told me that 'I get to the root of things pretty damned quick'.

All my work is underpinned by powerful and yet subtle N.L.P. techniques and I also draw on a range of other strategies; from the wise words of James Clear to Brené Brown and the brilliant Matt Haig.

If you'd like to chat over what you are looking for, please do get in touch to see how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

In a nutshell...

  • Qualified and experienced NLP Master Practitioner
  • Qualified Teacher - Bed Hons- 30 years teaching experience in UK and S.E. Asia
  • Counselling experience and training – charity and in schools
  • Experienced in international relocation
  • Member of Professional Guild of N.L.P.
  • Trainer and approved assessor for new coaches ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
  • Fully insured via Holistic Insurance

Other areas of coaching I deal with

With a wealth of experience in teaching and training (over 30 years) I also offer training and workshops for individuals, schools and businesses who want to take better care of their mental health and well being.


Interactive workshops for groups on a range of skills and aspects, including confidence, perspective, managing difficult conversation, and improving well-being and promoting good mental health.

Photos & videos


Additional information

Do call me for a free initial chat to see how we might work together. I firmly believe that 'one size fits no-one'. I cannot be all things to all folk! However do give me a call if you think you might be interested in working with me so we can find out. It is also a chance to discuss fees.

I offer packages for coaching and a chance to spread payments over a period of time.


Day times and some evenings by arrangement


Type of session

In person


Nicola Shelley

Nicola Shelley