Nicola Shelley

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N.L.P. Master Practitioner
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Bristol, BS6
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About me

Coaching for Transition. Career | Relocation | Life phase

Are you currently navigating a period of transition in your life? It could be a career change, where you find yourself grappling with feelings of loss, guilt, or even battling with the dreaded 'impostor syndrome.' 

Alternatively, it might be a significant life phase, such as your children preparing to leave home, leaving you pondering what lies ahead.

If you're relocating, either moving or working overseas, or returning to your home country and encountering the challenges of 'reverse culture shock,' I'm here to help you through it.

"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."

If you're considering coaching with me, chances are you already have a sense of where you want to go; it's just a matter of working out how to get there. Throughout my coaching journey, clients have often remarked that: 'I get to the root of things pretty damned quick'  

I am deeply passionate about helping you release the ideas and thoughts that no longer serve your well being. Together, we can rewrite your narrative and embrace new chapters in life without carrying unnecessary baggage.

Let's imagine a scenario: In the past, you may have labelled yourself as indecisive. But guess what? That label no longer defines you. You don't have to hold on to the belief that "I've never been good at XYZ." As human beings, we have the incredible ability to evolve, shift, and grow with every day experience.

I provide practical, personal coaching infused with warmth, wisdom, insights, and a wealth of experience.

You're welcome to schedule a free 30 minute consultation with no obligation. I offer face to face and online coaching. If you're Bristol based perhaps we can meet and walk and talk, either on the beautiful Downs in Bristol or by the Harbourside, offering a refreshing and unique perspective.

Training, qualifications & experience

I bring over 10 years of coaching experience to my role and several decades working in schools, with a particular interest in the pastoral side of education.  I've had promotions, career shifts, and restarts throughout my own professional journey. Having lived and worked in a highly transient community overseas, I have encountered and navigated many of life's diverse phases. 

My coaching approach incorporates powerful yet subtle N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) techniques, complemented by a range of other strategies, drawing inspiration from the insightful works of James Clear, Brené Brown, and the brilliant Matt Haig.

  • In a nutshell...
    Qualified and experienced N.L.P. Master Practitioner
    Qualified Teacher with a B.Ed. (Hons) degree and 37 years of teaching experience in the UK and S.E. Asia
    Counselling experience and training, both in charitable organizations and within school settings
    Extensive experience in international relocation
    Member of the Association for N.L.P. (A.N.L.P.)
    Trainer and approved assessor for new coaches at ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring
    Fully insured through Holistic Insurance

Other areas of coaching I deal with

With a wealth of experience in teaching and training (over 37 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.

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£360.00 - £520.00
Free initial telephone or online session

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  (4 or 6)  as well and a chance to spread payments over a period of time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day times and some evenings by arrangement

Type of session

In person