You maybe seeking support for a specific difficulty or current life event, or you may wish to explore patterns, themes and past experiences that still affect you now.
Counselling addresses the difficulties you are currently experiencing whilst acknowledging that 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.
However you are feeling and whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, you have the chance to better understand what your experiences mean to you, learn new ways of coping and lead a more fulfilling life.
I have been working as a fully qualified counsellor since 2006, and I regularly help people experiencing;
Are you overly self-critical?
- A toxic inner-critic can often trap us in painful patterns of shame or even fear.
Developing self-compassion and addressing self-criticism are fundamentals in my therapeutic work as excessive self-criticism can 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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Psychotherapeutic 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, 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 (IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
I trained and specialised in Counselling for Depression (CfD) during my work with IAPT, and subsequently qualified as both a Counselling for Depression Practitioner and Clinical CfD 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).
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
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