Hello, I’m Nicky Drew and I’m the owner of Hippo Coaching.  Thank you for taking the time to look through my website.  I am passionate about the field of mental well-being and helping people to improve the quality of their life.

  •  First class degree in Psychology of Human Communication Bsc (Hons).

  •  HG. Dip. P.  Level 3 Psychotherapy Diploma (Distinction) with The Human Givens Institute. Accredited by the PSA.

  •  One Thought Foundation Practitioner Programme

  •  Certified SPARK Facilitator – Spark Initiative – Teen.

  •  Postgraduate Certificate in Personal and Business Coaching through Barefoot Coaching.

  •  Many professional holistic therapy qualifications.

  •  Professional Membership – MHGI

Current Experience
  • I have a private practice helping clients wake up to their well-being.

  • I work with a mental health charity providing one to one support, training and support groups.

  • I work closely with PTSD Resolution helping military veterans overcome trauma.

  • I work with a number of businesses and occupational health companies helping to increase employee well-being.

  • I work closely with Red Poppy focusing on work place stress and trauma

Previous Experience

  • Student Therapist (Consultant) at The University of Derby

  • Human Resources Consultant with companies such as Accenture.

  • Adapt Children’s Charity supporting families with poorly and premature babies.

  • Programme Manager running an initial teacher training programme.

  • I have had my own holistic health business for over ten years.

  • Associate Coach with Worth-it Projects coaching teenagers in school and delivering mental well-being and coaching training to parents and professionals.

  • In life I have navigated the death of a parent to cancer during my twenties, a child having open heart surgery, marriage breakdown and life as a single parent.  I always operate from a non-judgemental position.


My practice is underpinned by the Human Givens understanding of human nature and behaviour and the 3 Principles understanding of psychology.  This is a set of organising ideas that provides an holistic, scientific framework for understanding the way that individuals and society work.

I am non-judgemental and believe that everyone is doing the best they can with their thinking and level of understanding at the time.  We are all works in progress and are doing the best we can with the knowledge and resources we have at that moment.

I also ensure that, no matter what the issue, clients leave appointments feeling better than they arrived.  I use relaxation techniques such as guided imagery to achieve this.

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