Are you ready to change your life? 

Do you feel stuck and not know how to move forward? Do you look at other people and wonder why they don’t seem to have the same worries as you? Does it sometimes feel that no matter how hard you try you are just wading through treacle?

I am Carol Hickson, author of The Resilience Template, mental health specialist, life coach, workplace trainer and Mental Health First Aider Instructor (MHFA).

People come to me who are sick of feeling tired and scared. They are fed up of feeling stressed and anxious. They just want to live a better life and no longer put up with second best.

I help people transform their lives; to be the best they can be. I help them process the past, manage their feelings in the present, and make extraordinary changes for the future. It’s easier than you think.

If you’d like to know how I can help you, please get in touch. I’d love to chat with you either over the phone or by email and plan how to move you forward.

My Areas of Speciality


Improve your mental health with my seven steps

My new book ‘The Resilience Template – 7 Steps to Improve your Mental Health’ has just been published. 



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What you can expect...

Our sessions will be tailored to you and the problem you want to address. Some people think that therapy takes a long time, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Research says that it takes between 3 and 4 months to embed new habits.  Think of that!  You can transform your life in a few months!

I am qualified in several modalities and I will help you build an effective toolbox of techniques which will help you in any situation.  The exciting thing is you will very quickly see results. 

If a problem is so difficult you cannot talk about it, we can find other ways to work with it. My sessions are safe and non-judgemental, and you always have control. My clients think of me as their biggest cheerleader helping them to create all the changes they want to see in their life.

My story

Years ago, I was a disabled blue badge holder chronically debilitated from five prolapsed spinal discs and dystonia.

In a relatively short period, I lost my best friend, my wonderful grandmother, my partner and both parents.  I was also four years into the most exhausting bout of insomnia, sleeping most nights for only an hour or so.

Add to this mix work related stress, unresolved childhood trauma and training as a Secondary school teacher and you have some idea of the muddle I found myself in.

Despite three MRI scans and numerous attempts at medication, the medical profession couldn’t help. They were looking for a physical cause,

I only found resolution when I explored my own mental and emotional health.

The catalyst was December five years ago, I was involved in a car accident and my mother died unexpectedly on Christmas Day.

Something had to change.


I took back responsibility from my doctors. I treated myself kindly. I stopped accumulating self-blame and I began to change my life one step at a time. And I’ve never looked back.

I can show you how to do the same. 

What my personal clients say...

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