First off – a little bit about me.

I’m Willie Nicol. I’ve done a degree at university, spent thirty one years as a police officer and then been a stressed out businessman for a number of years. I’m now a life coach, NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist ……. Bit of a change, right?!

Married, divorced and remarried; I’ve no children of my own (although I do now have a lovely stepdaughter who I absolutely think of as mine). We now live happily in Loans, near Troon in Ayrshire, Scotland.

I’ve experienced a lot of the ups and downs and joy and tears (and much more besides) that life can send our way. And I’m still here.

And, being a man of a certain age (and also as a product of my upbringing), when faced with these downs or tears, or any of the other problems life throws at us, I “just got on with it”.

I “coped”, I “managed” and I “got through”. And I never thought about asking for help to do so – because you didn’t, did you?

Getting through everything by yourself was a sign of strength and asking for help was a sign of weakness. Isn’t that how it works?

One of the biggest “knocks” in my life occurred a couple of years ago when I was suddenly and unexpectedly made redundant. With my future retirement plans in tatters, the “usual” emotions took over. I went through them all – stress, fear, worry, anger – you name it.

However, also around about this time, I attended a life coaching training course which I’d been booked on by my wife months earlier. Little did I know at the time that it would be the first of many courses including NLP and Hypnotherapy. During this first life coaching training course I had a “lightbulb moment” when I realised something I’d “forgotten” – that I was in control of my life and my future.

I also “remembered” that worrying or stressing about a problem doesn’t solve anything.

But how often do we all do just exactly that? We forget that we control our own lives and then ‘compound’ the effects of our problems by worrying or stressing about them.

This sounds so obvious that it’s almost an insult to our intelligence. But I do believe we can all forget not to worry or stress about things. I did!

We know that life will throw problems at us and place obstacles in our way. And often we can become so ‘tied up’ with these “things” that we can’t see a way over or around them.

As the old sayings go, we can’t see light at the end of the tunnel or the wood for the trees.
Another thing I came to realise is that the “answers” to our problems lie within us.
Again, we can often forget this (I did!). So, with help, I looked for answers inside myself.

I then also discovered that, by drawing on my own life experiences, I could help others to find their own answers to their problems.
I was so inspired by this that I asked for more help and then did a lot of training.

As a result, my life is more contented, fulfilled and free of stress (well, most of the time!).
And who doesn’t want to have life which is happier, more contented and fulfilled (and less stressful)? Or whatever it is that you want less of, or more of, in your life?

I now no longer believe that asking for help is a “sign of weakness”. In fact, I’d say it’s exactly the opposite.

If you want some help in your life, even if you’re someone who’d never normally ask for help, come and see me.

I look forward to helping you to find your own answers.

Let’s talk!