"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you" - Maya Angelou
We all have our own stories and sometimes we need to be deeply heard in order to make sense of them.
My name is Sharon Nicholson and I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor in Weymouth, Dorset.
I offer effective 1:1 counselling and I help people to feel better about themselves.
Professionally trained in London and the South West, I work with people from across Dorset and the surrounding counties.
Alongside my Private Practice, I have worked as a High Intensity Counsellor and Supervisor in the NHS, where I specialised in Counselling for Depression (CfD) and low mood.
★ In response to high levels of referrals, I am pleased to be able to incorporate additional days to my practice from June 2018.
I feel very privileged to be doing the work that I have a passion for.
I have had some excellent training and I enjoy sharing my experience and learning to help others to make a positive difference to their lives.
★ Together, we can help you to manage day-to-day living more effectively.
★ You can gain insight into your experiences, relationships and patterns of behaviours - this awareness will give you choices.
★ You can learn to be less self-critical and more self-accepting.
Since qualifying in 2006, I have worked with people of all ages seeking support for many different reasons.
Life events can leave us feeling distressed or differently in some way.
You may question yourself or your relationships. You may feel stressed or pressured in your personal or professional life. Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint what is happening for us and we struggle to find a sense of personal meaning or purpose.
It can be tempting to try to ignore how we really feel, but putting on a brave face and dismissing our own experience can often leave us feeling much worse, and potentially at risk of burn-out.
Some of the many issues I have helped people with are: bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, stress, complicated grief, bereavement by suicide, relationship issues, anger, long-term health conditions, feelings of guilt or shame, abuse, domestic abuse (experienced by men or women), trauma, divorce, redundancy, low self-esteem, work-place issues and coping with change…
'Sharon is incredibly kind, supportive and patient. Counselling isn't an easy process but it is rewarding and Sharon respects this by creating a safe and relaxed environment. Sharon's warm, empathic approach and her ability to work with you at your own pace puts you instantly at ease. I would highly recommend to anyone considering counselling'.
- Google review
See my 'Links' page for independent Google reviews from clients and professional colleagues, and my 'Testimonials' page to read more about how my clients have experienced counselling.
If you feel conflicted and that life is getting on top of you, taking some time out to talk to a counsellor can help you to slow down and find some breathing space.
You have the chance to find greater clarity around what you are experiencing and improve both your emotional and physical well-being.
You have now already taken the first courageous step towards positive change...
...Take a look through the rest of my website to find out more about how I work and what I can offer you...
...If you're interested in investing in yourself, and working with me, I welcome your enquiry.
Registered MBACP (Accred).
Established Private Practice, 2007.
Counselling in Dorchester and Counselling in Weymouth, Dorset.
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know" - Pema Chödrön