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Through non-judgemental and compassionate counselling, my aim is to work with you to improve the quality of your life.
This will mean different things to different people.
We all experience difficult times in our lives and relationships, and sometimes we can end up feeling lost, alone or overwhelmed.
Counselling offers you a space to be truly heard and to find some relief from all that you maybe holding within you.
I have been working as a qualified counsellor for the past 12 years, and I regularly help people experiencing;
Developing self-compassion and addressing self-criticism are core within my therapeutic work.
I am particularly interested in working with people who are experiencing loss, feel stuck, conflicted or at a crossroads in life.
If you are feeling frustrated and have the sense that you are treading water or going around in circles, now maybe the time to consider having some counselling.
Together, we can give you the chance to find some clarity, take ownership of your life and discover a deeper sense of personal fulfilment and purpose.
People come to see me for many different reasons and having someone trained to hear what is really happening for you can be a life-changing and empowering experience.
*UPDATES - I am excited to share with you that we have now moved to a harbourside location in Weymouth.
**Limited spaces now remaining for November
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Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Sharon Nicholson and 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 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, and I focus on helping you to gain maximum therapeutic benefit at your own pace.
Professionally trained in London and the South West, I work with people from across Dorset and the surrounding counties.
I established my Private Practice in 2007, and alongside this, I worked as a High Intensity Counsellor in the NHS for 10 years.
My practice is well-respected locally and I receive regular referrals and recommendations from professionals, local business, and others who have grown to know my work.
I have gained a wealth of experience with my client work, and in my position of Senior Counsellor in the NHS, I also held the role of Clinical Supervisor - supervising the work of other counsellors.
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 Supervisor.
I am listed as a CfD Supervisor with the Metanoia Institute, London, and I continue to offer supervision to CfD counsellors and those who have a Person-Centred Experiential practice.
** To read more about myself and the way that I work, take a look through the rest of my website and 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 quick 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