Counselling and Psychotherapy
"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.
Talking to somebody who is trained to really listen can be an empowering experience.
My name is Sharon Nicholson and I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Counsellor in Weymouth, Dorset.
Professionally trained in London and the South West, I work with people from across Dorset and the surrounding counties.
I provide effective 1:1 short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.
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.
Engaging in the process of counselling and psychotherapy is an invitation for you to learn from your experiences and improve your quality of life.
★ I am pleased to be able to incorporate additional days to my practice from June 2018.
Since qualifying in 2006, I have worked with people of all ages seeking support for many different reasons.
You may have experienced life events or trauma that have left you feeling distressed or differently in some way. You maybe questioning your patterns of relationships, feel stressed or pressured in your personal or professional life, or maybe it's difficult to pinpoint what doesn't feel right for you and you are struggling to find any 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.
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…
I feel very privileged to be doing the work that I have a passion for and I enjoy sharing my experience and learning to help others to make a positive difference to their lives.
★ We can increase your resilience and stability and help you to manage day-to-day living more effectively.
★ You may wish to explore in more depth, gaining further insight into your experiences, relationships and patterns of behaviours - Awareness gives you choices.
★ Talking to somebody who is trained to really hear you can be a validating and empowering experience. The way that I work offers you the opportunity to use counselling in the way that suits you best.
'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, find some breathing space, find greater clarity around what you are experiencing, and improve 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...
...I welcome your enquiry when you feel ready to take the next step.
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