Welcome. My name is Sharon Nicholson and I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited and Registered Counsellor.
Professionally trained in London and the South West, I am a Senior Counsellor in the NHS and I have run a successful and discreet Private Practice in Weymouth and Dorchester for over 10 years.
I work with individuals and businesses from across Dorset and the surrounding counties, providing effective counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment.
There are many different reasons why people seek counselling and sometimes it can be difficult to ask for help when we need it the most.
It can be helpful to share your concerns and talk things through with someone who can listen and really hear you.
If you are experiencing sadness, intense or overwhelming feelings, low mood, or a lack of energy and motivation, talking to a counsellor can help you to understand your experiences and help you to feel less alone.
Counselling can help to alleviate distress and support you to feel less pressured and self-critical.
-It is usually what we think and feel about ourselves that is most destructive for us.
You can use the counselling space to process and make sense of painful or unresolved experiences, and find new ways of coping that leave you feeling less 'stuck' and more empowered.
If you feel conflicted and that life is getting on top of you, taking some time out to talk to a counsellor, in confidence, can help you to find some breathing space, greater clarity, and improved emotional and physical well-being.
If you prefer, we can keep our work short-term and specifically focused on your present experiences, strengthening your resources to help you to manage day-to-day living more effectively.
You may wish to use counselling to explore what is happening for you in more depth, gaining insight into patterns of relating and behaviours that you may be repeating in life. We all learn ways to get through our experiences and sometimes these can complicate things further rather than help us to move forwards.
My approach allows you to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment and this can be an empowering and life-changing process
The way that I work offers you the opportunity to use counselling in the way that suits you best. How we decide to work together will be based upon your needs and what you wish to gain from sessions.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to become more self-aware. You can create choices for yourself and increase your sense of autonomy, self confidence and quality of relationships.
Client testimonial -
''Sharon is simply an excellent counsellor. She possess all the key skills and knows how to apply them sensitively, appropriately, and most of all, effectively''
- Please see my 'Testimonials' page to read more client experiences of counselling.
Since qualifying in 2006, I have worked with people of all ages seeking support for many different reasons.
It can be tempting to try to ignore how we really feel but dismissing our own experience can often leave us feeling much worse.
We are all human and struggle at times.
Some of the many issues I have helped people with are; Bereavement, loss, depression, anxiety, stress, complicated grief, relationship issues, anger, long-term health issues, feelings of guilt or shame, abuse, domestic abuse, trauma, redundancy, low self-esteem, work-place issues and coping with change…
Engaging in the process of counselling is an invitation for you to improve your quality of life.
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...
...I welcome your enquiry when you feel ready to take the next step.
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know" - Pema Chödrön