Sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to describe what we are experiencing and how we are feeling.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) said,
“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing… We may only go in circles…”
Feeling stuck or as if you are going around in circles is something that you maybe able to identify with, and this can be a difficult, frustrating, and sometimes debilitating experience. It can affect how we see ourselves and in turn, our personal and professional relationships.
Counselling addresses our current experiences whilst acknowledging that in order to cope with difficult times in our lives, we can repress uncomfortable feelings.
Working with me gives you the chance to gain some relief from what you may have minimised, or buried inside.
However you are feeling and whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, you have the chance to better understand what your experiences mean to you, find a sense of hope, learn new ways of coping and free yourself to lead a more fulfilling life.
I have been working as a fully qualified counsellor since 2006, and I regularly help people experiencing difficulties with;
Are you overly self-critical?
- A toxic inner-critic can often trap us in painful patterns of shame or even fear.
Helping you to understand the relationship you have with yourself is fundamental in my therapeutic work.
Excessive self-criticism and inner-conflicts can leave us feeling 'battle weary' and maintain low mood and depression.
Counselling offers you a safe space to explore your experiences without being judged.
Together, we can give you the chance to find some clarity and take ownership of your life.
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Therapeutic Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
Allow me to introduce myself...
My name is Sharon Nicholson and I am a *BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor in Weymouth, Dorset
(*British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
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 for you.
Talking about your thoughts and feelings is just a part of the process. Through my Person-Centred, Experiential core practice, I help you to focus on your present experience in order for you to gain therapeutic benefit.
My extensive additional training also allows me to draw on aspects of different models of therapy to work in the most effective way with you.
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 professionals and organisations 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 (IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
I trained and specialised in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) during my work with IAPT, and subsequently qualified as both a PCE-CFD Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor.
PCE-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 continue to supervise both trainee and qualified counsellors practicing locally, and I am listed as an approved PCE-CfD Supervisor with The Metanoia Institute, London.
To read more about myself and the values within 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
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.
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know" - Pema Chödrön