in Weymouth

Restorative Harbourside Location

How may I help you?

I am a fully qualified, Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I use effective evidence-based therapy to work with you to improve the quality of your life.

'Quality of life' will mean different things to different people and so our work together will be based around your own personal meanings. 

You may be seeking short-term or solution-focused support for a specific difficulty, or you may wish to explore themes or patterns that you maybe repeating in your life.

Counselling addresses the difficulties you are currently experiencing in your life, and acknowledges that past experience can unconsciously  impact on our present. In order to cope with difficult times in our lives, we can repress uncomfortable feelings. Talking to a counsellor gives us the chance to gain some relief from what we have minimised, or buried inside by safely exploring and expressing how we may really be feeling. 

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, you have the chance to better understand what your experiences mean to you and learn new ways of coping.

I have been working as a fully qualified counsellor since 2006, and I regularly help people experiencing;

  • Bereavement
  • Stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Mid-life
  • Unresolved trauma
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment difficulties after significant life events
  • A general sense of dissatisfaction, unrest or sadness

Are you overly self-critical?

 - Developing self-compassion and addressing self-criticism are fundamentals in my therapeutic work as excessive self-criticism can maintain low mood and depression. 

Together, we can give you the chance to find some clarity and take ownership of your life. 

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Sharon Nicholson, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

Allow me to introduce myself. 

My name is Sharon Nicholson and as I stated previously, I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor in Weymouth, Dorset.

I recognise that the search for a counsellor can sometimes be a confusing process, and it can take courage to make that initial contact. 

Finding someone who you feel comfortable with is really important, so I suggest that you choose a counsellor who you feel drawn to, with the relevant qualifications and experience.

I'm a very down-to-earth person and I offer you a warm and friendly space to come to talk through what is happening for you. 

I aim to make the process of counselling as rewarding as possible, and through my Person-Centred core practice, I focus on helping you to gain maximum therapeutic benefit at your own pace. 

My extensive training allows me to draw on aspects of different models of therapy to work with you in the most effective way for you.

Effective evidence-based therapy 

Professionally trained in London and the South West, my practice is well respected locally and I work with people recommended and referred to me from across Dorset and the surrounding counties.

I established my Private Practice in 2007, and alongside this, I worked as a Senior High Intensity Counsellor in the NHS for 10 years. 

I trained and specialised in Counselling for Depression (CfD) during my work with the NHS, and subsequently qualified as both a Counselling for Depression Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor. 

CfD is an effective, evidence based therapy for low mood & depression, used within the NHS and recognised by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). 

I am listed as a CfD Supervisor with the Metanoia Institute, London 

To read more about myself and the values in my work, take a look at my 'About' page.

You are very welcome to contact me with any questions you may have.

I look forward to working with you

Benefits of Counselling

  • Greater peace of mind
  • Improved communications
  • Feel better about who you are
  • Reduced stress

  • Improved sleep
  • Increased self-belief
  • Learn how to say 'no' 
  • 'Tools' & resources for life

  • Feel less anxious in social situations 
  • Resolve conflict more effectively
  • Regain enjoyment in life  
  • Greater sense of fulfilment & purpose 

Work with Me

I respond to all counselling enquiries

Anxious about taking the first step?

If you're feeling anxious about taking the first step to having  counselling (many people do so you are not alone), feel free to call me for a brief chat on 07984106004. Please leave me a brief voicemail and I  will call you back. 

Sharon Nicholson Counselling in Weymouth

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