See what wonderful things students and clients are saying about Nina Madden’s therapy and teachings
Private Client Testimonial
“I had reached a very stuck place in my life and really didn’t know how to instigate movement. I feel very lucky to have found Nina, as she incorporates different approaches to her treatment and even from my first session I felt a shift.
I could never have imagined that Nina’s treatment would be so powerful and successful. She has removed so much pain and given a much better understanding of myself. I have been able to finally put certain experiences to bed and no longer feel the guilt or anguish about them that I have carried with me most of my life. It is like a big weight has been removed.
I find I no longer fixate on minor things and this frees up so much creative space and energy! Nina shows a lot of compassion, whilst also remaining focused, she is very personable and creates a great environment.
I feel like a thousand ghosts have been put to rest. I feel freer now than I ever have in my adult life. I could never have imagined the shifts within would come so soon and how amazing it would feel to left things go!!”
Life Coaching Certificate Testimonial:
“The Life Coaching Programme for me was amazing, from the first day to the last, it was eyes opening to my own soul. I could realize what I was doing to myself, that I was the only one stopping myself from growth and fulfillment.
The models and techniques Nina used were at the same time simple but really powerful. Now I don’t know my future, I don’t know exactly what to expect from the world around me, but I know fully who I am and where I want to go, now I acknowledge my skills, my own power and capabilities to make it happen.
Because it’s life we are talking about, our life and our roles in it. Thank you Nina, for your patience and amazing work as a coach.”
– Mariana Moras, Life Coaching, London
NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner Testimonial
“I trained with Nina at Practitioner level earlier in the year, and knew immediately that I wanted to continue onto the NLP Master Practitioner level. NLP is a fascinating subject, but Nina really brings it to life with her passion and knowledge. She creates a space for learning that means you can be nothing but fully absorbed in the subject.
The NLP Master Practitioner is a wonderfully designed course that takes you on a journey of self-discovery while at the same time creating learning and understanding as NLP change workers. It is full of extremely practical tools, that give you the flexibility and confidence to choose the NLP techniques that are most appropriate to your clients’ needs.
There are many memorable times in the 13 days, but the penultimate Hero’s Journey weekend is one I will never forget.
Nina creates a truly safe space for you to learn and share your own story. The weekend was emotional, liberating and inspiring all at the same time!
Nina is an extremely generous and encouraging teacher, and I know that this learning experience will be hugely important to me as I go forward in my professional and personal life journey.”
Thank you! – Laura Bartlett, London
Private Client Testimonial
Private Client testimonial
Hi Nina! How are you?! Not sure if you remember me, I’m [name withheld] and was living in London over 2 years ago when we met. You came to my apartment in Maida Vale and helped me through a very difficult transition. As a direct result of our first session I left my boyfriend who wanted to marry me, and who I was living with for years. Then in another session I realized I was meant to be a Matchmaker in LA as my next career move. Everyone thought I was crazy haha! Hopefully this all sounds familiar. Anyway, I have been meaning to thank you for quite a while now but didn’t know the optimal way or time to do it (as the perfectionist that I still am!). But I guess there’s no better time than right now, and I just want to put it out there. You had a HUGE positive impact on my life and I want to thank you for the guidance you gave me during a very difficult and confusing time.
My sessions with you were pivotal and instrumental in determining my life direction. My life is not exactly perfect now (because there are still so many things I want and look forward to finding), but it feels right and is much more in line with who I am and what makes me feel fulfilled. You helped me tap into my soul, as cheesy as that may sound! I’d be happy to elaborate more if you wanted to use this as an anonymous recommendation on your website, please let me know! I ended up coming to LA, finding an opportunity as a Matchmaker with a company that took off, and I was highly successful managing 15 Matchmakers around the country after we raised funding and partnered with Match.com (the biggest dating company in the world!)… It turned out to be an incredible experience both professionally and personally. I just left that role after 2 years because I got burned out, but I cherish every moment I spent there.
Again, thank you for your guidance and for helping to reshape the way I was viewing the world. You were right that it’s all about the stories we tell ourselves and meanings we extract from those stories, that shape who we are and how we are affected by the world that surrounds us. I am still working on it but I feel way stronger and happier than I ever have, and it’s all mental. Lots of love, and huge hugs! Xo
[name withheld] Los Angeles
Nina’s coaching works, it’s as simple as that. Powerful, effective & focused. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative. First hired 2007. Hired more than once.
– Mark Culmer, Scrum Master – News International, London
I followed my instinct in calling Nina for a NLP session, and it was a fantastic experience. She has a very warm caring approach and gently yet very effectively helped me track down issues that were holding me back. Her holistic approach in combining NLP with time line regression was really impactful. I walked away feeling extremely powerful. Thank you Nina.
– Laxmi Hariharan, NBC Universal, London
Going to see Nina was the most unexpected and positive experience I have ever had. For as long as I can remember I have lived my life within certain limitations that I had unknowingly set my self. All I knew was that things that other people seemed to find easy I would struggle with and really living my life to my full potential. Somewhere inside of me I always knew I could do much more then what I was achieving but had by this stage in my life learned to accept that I would never have some of the things I dreamed about, that sense of fulfillment. It is a bit like when you have a ache somewhere in your body, when you first get it, it is very painful and uncomfortable but as time goes by you learn to live with it. You avoid certain movements, you are not as active as before and all of a sudden enough time has passed that you do not notice it any more – not as bad as before anyway. It has now become part of your life and you resign your self to thinking that is how it is going to be from now on. Until I meet Nina. She is able to bring attention to that sore aching part inside you and ask the most important question of all – do you really want to carry on living with this burden?
For the first time in my life I finally realized that I did not have to live with the limitations I had unknowingly set myself, that there was someone there who not only knew the way to solve it but who would do whatever it takes to work this through with me. All I had to bring to the session was a willingness to want to work through this and put my trust in her. I originally came to see Nina in regards to my career so somewhere inside of me I had decided that I was not going to live my life unfulfilled any more. But I could never have foreseen the profound effect those hours working with her, made to my life. In our first session Nina came across things I had hidden away deep inside and it became clear to me that these where the real reason I had come to see her, even if at the time I was not aware of this.
I think NLP worked so well because with guidance you finally realize that you have the power within yourself to affect your situation, it is not a magical drug that is prescribed but you face your fears and deal with things in your past that have been holding you back. You understand the cause and effect of how you ended up where you are today. It is this empowering wisdom that enables you to keep progressing after the sessions have ended and you are again faced with the real world. Through Nina’s excellent guidance I had found my inner strength, and things that before seemed impossible now are achievable. You are no longer a victim of things that have happened in the past but in control and in charge of your own life and how you choose to live it.
Since my seeing Nina my attitude to life has changed in so many ways that I notice the results of this every day. I have cleared things up from my past and can now understand what was holding back before. Through valuing myself again I have started living life, facing my fears and challenging myself.
I feel like a whole person for the first time and I can withstand anything life throws at me. Knowing what I know now, I cannot believe I waited this long before deciding to get help. Life is precious and everyone deserves to live without limitations, like fears and self doubt, holding them back.
– Marianne Bengtson, London
Hi Nina, thank you so much for the session today – it was a kind of breakthrough experience for me, and if you are open to it, I would love to have another session with you this week. Here’s some feedback which you can use if it is helpful:
While I came to the session with the aim of getting help with the addiction to smoking, the experience for me was way bigger – it was a stunning connection with my “sub” or unconscious mind which not only fell perfectly into place with the consciousness work I have been doing lately but also provided a significant shift that would have taken me a lot longer to make on my own. It seemed you knew intuitively what I needed and where I needed to go. I really appreciated and responded so well to your gentle, positive and very powerful guidance. I came away feeling fully empowered and so easily joyful. I feel like I am seeing the world around me from a new viewpoint. Without effort, my awareness is consistently centred comfortably back in the mid-brain behind the eyes, and I am experiencing a glow from the inside out, which is very cheerful!
As I mentioned, I have been recently working at letting go of the idea and its associated habits, that my life is difficult, a struggle and quite desperate (Thus I have been regarding myself as person who needs comfort – something ‘just for me’). I have been using EFT, visualisations, affirmations, self-reflective writing to help make a shift to a better idea… I feel that what happened in our session today is that there was a key, powerful alignment with my sub-conscious mind – that big and satisfying jolt… Thank you!
I will be going through to Cape Town on Friday just waiting for times to be confirmed. It would be great to give you a lift to and fro so that you can explore the city.
– Beth Pederson, Cape Town, South Africa
You’ve helped me in setting up ways of thinking and dealing with things. It’s created new possibilities and things have happened so much quicker than I thought. The real impact your coaching has had is the acceleration and speed by which things have come together. It’s been absolutely brilliant from that point of view. You are my inspirational coach!
– Clare Hannant, Writer, London
I had on my heart a burning desire to open a home for pregnant teenagers but had absolutely no idea how to get started. I went to several ‘self help’ courses but found that although I learnt a great deal I was no step closer to releasing my dream than when I started. I met with Nina over coffee and we talked about my plans and dreams and she asked me questions that got me thinking. Words cannot describe the journey that Nina has taken me on, I went to her a confused, unfocused person with a great goal and vision that I thought was beyond my wildest dreams… My achievements in these last 9 months could not be done without her help. I do not hesitate to recommend her and her work to anyone who decides to use her services. She delivers every promise that she sets out.
– Prue Renders, London
One of the most dramatic changes I have noticed since coming to therapy is that I am less harsh on myself. I have been disciplining myself for years not to give into my yearnings – for nice clothes from posh shops, nice shoes, red lipstick, whatever it is that I wish to be part of me – and since coming to therapy I have actively started to give in to myself and allow myself to become the self I wish to be. I also am very pleased to have looked at issues in my past that caused me trouble – such as the circumstances of my birth and ideas about sexual abuse somewhere in my past. Through revisiting these events the time line therapy, I have now been able to see these events different, find my power in them and those things I feel I lack – vulnerability, feminity – and reincorporating these back into my sense of self, but this time with the power that these give me.
Furthermore, I have had subconscious visions of myself as I wish I was, and since seeing these in my minds eye, I have set about to actualise them in my life. And I have come away with strategies for dealing with my addiction to feeling bad about myself, which is just a habit of seeing myself and not my true self, which I can apply to any situation I would rather have myself be different.
One of the amazing powerful things about the therapy was my response to hypnotherapy. I consider myself to be quite a heady person, who thinks all the time and thinks about thinking all the time, and I was so relieved to find that I could quickly move out of that head monologue and connect with a more life affirming message in my subconsciousness. I feel that this aspect of the therapy has been the most powerful for me in changing myself, and also in me understanding myself as someone who is not disconnected from my inner being, but who does connect and can gain the wisdom from it easily.
I think Nina is a brilliant therapist as her intention is to make you realize what power you have inside you to make your life as you desire to be and tap into that power, not to make you dependent on her for sorting out your life. Having been in traditional therapy and counselling situations often in my life, I really felt that I could not gain anything more from my examining the past, ascribing blame, feeling angry etc. again and again. I came to Nina with the intention to reprogramme my mind about who I believed myself to be. Although with Nina we did reconsider the past, this was with a view to see the positives or higher intentions of what happened and to find my own power in these situations. This has been a radical break from previous therapies and has enabled me to simply move on.
And see what value these hold for me, so now certain things that I was angry about, I am actually understanding them as giving me great insight into my character, and how I deal with the world around me.
It has been incredibly liberating and I do feel as if I have opened a new vista for my life which perhaps I have never dreamed of seeing, let alone actually living, which I feel I am doing. I heartily recommend her. She is worth every penny.
– Juliette Botticello, Lecturer, London
When I met Nina i was encouraged by her enthusiasm to see me succeed but this meeting was nothing compared to our session that we had together. Nina is like a typhoon of fresh air…. not just a gust of wind, she asks these simple questions that are hard and difficult on the conscious mind but makes the unconscious dig deep to find the answer, she makes me think and plan and want to be at the end of the journey already… Her NLP techniques and skills as a coach are brilliant. I do not hesitate to recommend her services…. Thanks Nina!!!!
– Prudence, London
Your style is unique and individual and you have a masterful use of language. You ask a number of excellent wisdom-accessing questions – your technique is very powerful.
– Kris Robertson, The Coaching Academy, London
NLP Testimonials: Massive life changing impact. Made me realise how beliefs set in childhood can cause such struggle and pain in adult life and prevent us from living the lives we desire. Nina’s straight forward questions made me look outside the box, made me realise there were many other options, and it wasn’t necessarily the way I saw it, I could look at it in other ways. During these coaching sessions my life really did change and I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to help me gently and realistically guide me through to my new life. When I look back I can’t believe how much I have done since last August when you were coaching me and you really were a massive help and I truly thank you for that. As you can see I have moved into my ‘own little house’ I am just about settled and now ready to begin my life again.
– Julie Tomlinson, Bristol
I thought that I’d drop you a line as to my thoughts on the Breakthrough Session and how it has worked for me so far. I’ll keep it short. The session was incredible, the realisations were incredible and the results to date have been incredible. I’ll tell you all the detail when we next meet on the 23rd April. One other point you should know – my subconscious, my conscious and me are now in agreement over many matters and on one in particular – we all think that – you are incredible too. Good Job and a BIG HIGH FIVE to you!
– Jeremy, Director, London
Hi Nina, It was a pleasure meeting you today and having the session. I feel more at ease when I express myself now. I’ve also been spending some time relaxing as well and its given me time to re-think my life and I also realised how much I used to put up with negative comments from other people so I’ve been reading a book on assertiveness and I’m going to put the skills I’ve learned into practice at work next week and with family at home.
– Reena Kaushal, London
NLP Testimonials: I’ve also made new goals with things that I really want to do and the timeline therapy made me realise that it’s ok to not be perfect (…)Coming out of the therapy being able to express myself has been a very big achievement!!”
I just wanted to write to say a very big THANK YOU for all of your help, your time and your efforts on Monday and my Breakthrough Session. I am truly impressed by your conviction and dedication. You have changed my life for the better, so thank you again and again.
– Christina Jackson, London
I met Nina when I was confused about my career, I was having a lot of difficulties as my energy was not focused. Nina helped me find my right direction. The way her coaching helped was that whenever I was feeling weak and uncertain about my direction, she pulled me back and supported me to stay on the course by asking me penetrating questions and showing a big picture, a sight of which I was often losing. I got a great deal of courage from her coaching. Sometimes, it felt a little like learning how to swim for the first time as a kid. And the muddy water before me has now been cleared for me to swim through, as quickly as I want to.
– Shigeru Tabata, Managment Consultation BBC, London
It was magic. Thank you. I feel so much more relaxed with my relationship. When control stuff comes up I am letting it go. Yesterday helped me see clearly just how much I like to be in the drivers seat and how that no longer serves me. Awareness is a great step towards change. It’s precious.
– Charlie Green, London
NLP Testimonials: I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed our session last Tuesday – more importantly, I was surprised at a real change over the last week – my interaction with other people has changed quite significantly especially in the professional contexts but also in all my social interactions (I have been out every night last week in a whole raft of social contexts) – I am amazed that talking with you for an hour and answering your interrogating questions is having such a big impact. Truly i am amazed and excited!!
– George Puttner, Director, London
I have no idea how you did it but you really helped me make a shift in how I think about things.
– Mark Goodman, IT Consultant, London