My Story

I’m Nicola Dewdney. I feel passionately that confidence and self esteem is pivotal to how we lead our lives. So most of my work center’s around this. How we can tap into this varies for us all, whether it be through acting and performance, workshops or one to one coaching.

I want all my clients to come on a journey, to discover their inner strength and push past their fears. Wherever you are in life – starting university, changing jobs, going back to work after having children –  I’ll help you build confidence and improve self belief. To have the confidence to be simply who you are.

My Experience

I’m a mother, actor, ex-dancer, teacher of L.A.M.D.A. NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coach and Presenter. I started my life as a performer in London’s West End in musicals. I studied at a performing arts college and then Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in voice and drama later. After this I worked in TV. Working in various T.V. shows and theatrical companies over the years I came into contact with many different people and characters. We would sometimes work together for over a year in close dressing room I started to become interested in how people think, and how their thinking affects their behaviours. My life partner at the time ran his own Training Company and I would present with him on Presentation Skills and Voice Work and Body Language

As a young woman, I studied at the Doreen Birds College of Performing Arts which gave me all that I needed for 8 years working in London’s West End and travelling around the world as a show singer on cruise ships. I gained tremendous experience in building rapport quickly with a group of people I had to work and create a show with.

After 2 years of further training at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, I returned to London to the theatre and T.V. working in BBC dramas and soaps. Most recently I’ve been in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce” for the Steyning Festival and working with Derren Brown in “Pushed To The Edge” for Channel 4.

Whilst bringing up my three children, I trained as a Master NLP practitioner and have been working in corporate environments teaching presentation skills and supporting workshops with role-play.

I realised that my passion was empowering people and so I fell into working with people on a one to one basis reframing their bad life experiences fears and traumas into a balanced rounded life. This is what I love.

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I come from a performance background and I had lost all of my confidence, not just in my own abilities, but in many aspects of my life. I was very negative about things and I couldn't seem to get myself out of that state of mind. I was put in contact with Nicky through a friend and after first meeting with her, I immediately felt at ease. She has a lovely warm and calming demeanour which eased any of my anxieties. I had some great sessions with her and I quickly started to feel different. Since then, I have completely turned my life around. I'm in a wonderful relationship, I applied to University to study Nursing and I got accepted. I'm in a much better place. Don't get me wrong, I occasionally have the odd difficult days, but the sessions Nicky provides have trained me to be able to strip it all back and re-focus. That way, I soon get back on track! I would recommend Nicky to anybody, she's brilliant!


My daughter, Izzy, started drama lessons with Nicky when she was 12. She was, and still is, quite shy in social situations. No one was more surprised than I when I saw her on stage for the first time, in front of a large audience, playing Gwendoline, in a scene from 'The Importance of being Earnest'. My daughter had blossomed into a confident, talented actress and it was under Nicky's tutelage that this happened. Izzy is now doing a drama A level and so the journey that started with Nicky, continues.

Kate Rainbow

Nicky gave me the confidence to first perform on a stage and I learned so much from her experience and passion for acting. She was an amazing teacher. She now coaches me on my A level pieces.

Izzy RainbowStudent - Steyning Grammar School

If you would like more information about 1-2-1 coaching, confidence workshops and acting please…contact Nicky