Hi there and thanks for taking a look at my profile. Below I have included a small amount of information about myself and the work I do. If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to get in touch through the directory or the website.
A little about me:
I am a trained and Certified Coach with many years experience working in various models of therapy. You will find me warm, non-judgmental and supportive.
I help a diverse range of people to realise their potential and achieve the life they deserve.
I truly believe that we create our worlds through our thoughts and so my work helps people to change their thought processes and focus on the positive things that can help their lives to become rich and fulfilled.
Each session will help you to determine what you really want from life and how you can achieve this, focusing not only on the end goal but also the journey that takes you there.
My clients often report that not only have they over come the barriers they first presented with but have found the strategies and tools they have learned have helped them to improve other areas of their lives as well.
I am a qualified Coach, and trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and Havening.
I don't believe in a one size fits all approach and sessions are tailor made for the individual person to ensure they can make the most of the time they spend with me.
How can I help?
I have worked with hundreds of clients and have an excellent record of success. I have helped my clients to let go of the past and look forward to the rest of their lives with excitement and optimism.
Areas I specialise in include:
Reducing stress and anxiety
Over coming trauma
Fears and Phobias
Each session will help you to identify any barriers to achieving the goals you want to achieve and being where you want to be in life. We will work at removing these barriers and finding the solutions you need to achieve confidence and happiness.
So if you're fed up of feeling low , stressed and lacking motivation, wishing you had achieved more, discontented with your lifestyle, or feeling stuck in the past maybe now is a good time to make a change.
I am frequently featured on BBC Radio Derby so tune in for advice on all areas of personal Development.
COACHING FOR TEENS
These days young people seem to experience more pressure than ever and poor mental health is becoming an ever growing issue within this group.
Working with a Coach can help them to develop resilience, understand themselves and to plan and have hope for the future.
Over many years I have been a teacher, mentor and youth worker for young people. I can work alongside your teen to enable them to develop the tools they need to grow into happy, healthy young adults.
If you would like to find out more about how Coaching with me can benefit you or your child then please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Life Coaching and Neuro linguistic programming
Certified Havening Practitioner
Level 2 Emotional Freedom Technique.
BSc Hons in Social Sciences with Psychological studies
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Advanced Certificate in Substance Misuse Practitioner skills
Diploma in Careers information, advice and guidance
Diploma in Cognitive behavioral therapy
I have worked across public and private sectors helping people to make positive changes to their lives for the past 12 years.
My coaching has given me experience of working within businesses and private clients to help people develop, increase performance and gain a healthy work /life balance.
I am also a Professional Public Speaker and Present on topics including Personal development, Stress and anxiety and goal setting.I offer a range of workshops to businesses,charities, schools and colleges and information can be provided on request.
A little more information on Havening as most people have never heard of it!.....
Havening (Amygdala depotentiation technique) :
This is a very effective psycho-sensory therapy developed in the field of Neuro-science aimed at de-linking a negative emotion or physiological activation from a memory or thought. Originally developed for people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress disorder it has been found to be incredibly effective in many different situations,such as overcoming a fear or phobia, boosting confidence. Letting going of negative feelings like trauma, stress and grief.
For further information on Havening please see www.havening.org
What my clients say:
Professional, skilled, intuitive and a pleasure to work with. Nicky has virtually transformed not only my business but also my personal life in the past few weeks. For that I am very grateful and would recommend without hesitation. H.T Nottingham
Last September I realised my drinking was getting out of hand. While talking to a friend she gave me Nicky’s number. I saw Nicky on three occasions and through Havening and talking, I no longer drink or feel the need to drink. I found Nicky very friendly, easy to talk to and very helpful. Meeting Nicky has changed my life for the better! Many thanks Nicky xx J.S Derby
I contacted Nicky as I was feeling anxious and lacking confidence. I was timid at work and felt like my boss was always focusing on my faults. Working with Nicky helped me to see that a lot of my thoughts were just that thoughts! I’ve changed my lifestyle and have been committed to the practices Nicky developed for me. As a result I was chosen by my boss to represent the company at an award ceremony, have started dating and feel great in myself! Thanks Nicky. M.M Nottingham
‘Having spent many years battling with OCD related issues I had accepted that day to day life was going to continue to be a challenge.
Scowling at people for eating with their fingers, refusing to go to dinner with any friends with bad eating manners and having regular panic attacks when people ate things off the floor were a regular occurrence.
Things were becoming increasingly harder for me and stress was becoming a big part of my life. I had been plastering on a smile for so many years that no-one really knew what was going on inside my head.
Having met Nicky I knew I could instantly trust her. I knew that I had to make a change and Nicky was certainly someone I felt I could talk to.
In just a few sessions I reviewed my thoughts, challenged the irrational ones and learnt valuable coping techniques.
I can honestly say that my life is so much easier. The things and people I’ve avoided for years are far less daunting and I’ve even managed to eat from a greasy chip van!’ K.B Ashby
Originally we approached Nicola from Invisible Orchard Coaching from a business perspective in order to aid a member of staff transition into a senior management role. Not only did she assist us with that but she also armed other members of staff with skills and techniques to help with stress, time management, conflict resolution and awkward conversations. Over time, we have developed such a relationship with Nicola that the coaching has moved on to a personal level and now Nicola acts as a personal life coach to two of our Directors. We are proud to say that Nicola has helped us develop on multiple levels and has helped us to push our business further. Nicola has facilitated us in a practical way to achieve a better perspective and therefore ease and manage stress. We continue to seek Nicola’s counsel and will do so into the future as we feel that she is helping us to achieve our goals and get beyond our fears. Nicola’s unique selling point is that she has a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning many different disciplines and she combines them to suit your wants and needs. We would highly recommend Nicola both from a personal and business perspective as she is equipped to deal with any adversity no matter how small or large.’ S.W Burton on Trent
‘Just want to give a massive shout out to Nicky Yassin. To cut a long story short (full length version in my blog: https://wildeaboutblogging.wordpress.com/) I was terrified of flying before seeing her, and this was me and my family before our flight to America last week. (Photo) We were on the plane for over 8 hours, the take off was particularly bumpy (to the point where I laughed), we had quite a bit of turbulence (agreed by my hubby and son) and NOT ONCE did I panic/cry/have a shaky leg or have to listen to music to distract myself. Actually I just read my book, watched a couple of films and drank some wine. I found the turbulence to be a nuisance as it nearly spilled my wine once ;-). THANK YOU NICKY…..really heart felt thank you xxx’ A.W Nottingham
I approached Nicky after going through some very difficult times at work, which was affecting both my professional life and personal life. My self confidence was at all time low. Through a number of sessions and through Nick's guidance I am now doing things which I never thought possible a year ago. My professional life has changed for the better, and my confidence has soared. As result of this, I now have a very happy professional life and personal life. Nicky was very easy to talk to, which allowed me open up about my own fears and self doubt. I really cannot rate Nicky high enough, and would recommend her without any hesitation, thank you Nicky
When I started my coaching sessions with Nicky I hated my career, felt at a complete dead end, on a merrygoround of not knowing what to do or where to go. I was so very lost. At that time all I wanted to know was what I should be doing, what career I should be doing (the ‘end goal’) but Nicky kept telling me focus on the 'next step' rather than the end goal, a concept that I really couldn’t accept or grasp at first. Nicky helped to show me how taking each next step was a path to finding that end goal. Slowly but surely with each coaching session, each step that I took was closer to something I was looking for. I would never have imaged my end goal to be where I am now, but I’m now loving what I do. Actually, I don’t see it as an end goal as I feel everything I do is a next step which keeps evolving.
If I hadn’t had worked with Nicky, I wouldn’t be where I am now. She made me challenge the way I saw, think and said things. She was honest and supportive but also tough, in the kindest possible way!! Mo Grigg, Derby
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nicky, she was very easy to talk to, warm, friendly & put me at ease. She was very supportive, let me go at my own pace & had a great range of different techniques & ideas to help me.
I started my journey with extreme anxiety, panic attacks & a lot of buried grief. My world had become very small & I was not in a good place. I was on anti depressants & had had two rounds of CBT courses to no avail.
Working with Nicky has been the best thing I have done, I just wished I’d done it sooner.
Thank you Nicky, I have my life back (with added improvements!). NS, Nottingham
I first visited Nicky with a severe toilet anxiety that was getting in the way of my day to day life and stopping me from doing many things. Nicky instantly made me feel very comfortable and welcome from our first meet and after only a few sessions I already started to notice a change for the better! A year later and I have no anxiety at all and have changed my life right around all thanks to Nicky! I can’t believe how much she has helped me to accomplish and I only wish we’d met sooner. I would highly recommend Nicky to anyone, she’s been there for me even out of sessions when I’ve needed someone to talk to and without her I truly believe I’d still be struggling with anxiety. Thank you so much for all your help Nicky, I finally feel I can go anywhere and enjoy everything, without a worried thought crossing my mind! x TS Nottingham
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- I aim to make Coaching accessible to all and therefore offer competitive prices and discounts for block bookings. Get in touch to find out more information.
Appointments available 9am until 9pm, Monday to Saturday.
For those further afield I offer phone and Skype coaching.
Home visits are available when appropriate please call to discuss.