Counselling

We ALL struggle at times

It is perfectly ok, and often very wise, to seek support when we are having a tough time.

Counselling offers you a safe space to explore your experiences without being judged. 


It is a collaborative process that we work through together so you don't need to know any answers in advance. 


Counselling addresses the difficulties you are currently experiencing in your life, and acknowledges that past experience can unconsciously  impact on our present. 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 by safely exploring and expressing how we may really be feeling.


A toxic inner-critic can often trap us in painful patterns of shame or even fear. Counselling can help you to recognise and address this, allowing for a sense of healing and personal growth.


Together, we can help you to make sense of what your experiences mean to you and help you to gain, or regain, a sense of ownership of your life. 


I work with compassion and empathy within all of my work and I support you to increase resilience by relating to yourself in this way.  


My extensive professional training allows me to use aspects of different models of therapies in order to flexibly adapt to individual needs.

 


New Perspectives

As children we play, dream, imagine and explore. Working creatively allows us to encompass all of these elements that the inhibitions and barriers of adulthood may have now blocked. Finding new ways to look at things and explore what they mean for us can be liberating.



Walk and Talk  

Exercise can help to alleviate anxiety and depression, improving our mood as well as our physical health. 

Finding the motivation to go and exercise, or even get outside, is not always that easy so having a 'Walk and Talk' session maybe the answer for you. Getting outdoors for a walk in nature can naturally improve our mental health. It can get things moving for us physically and it can also help us to become 'unstuck'  as we find head space for clearer thought processes. 


'Walk and Talk' will not be appropriate for everyone so please feel free to enquire for more details if this way of working interests you.


There is no 'one size fits all' as our experiences are unique to us. How we work together will be tailored to suit your needs, and ultimately whatever you are most comfortable with.



Over the years, I have worked therapeutically with hundreds of different people experiencing many issues, including; 


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Mid-life 
  • Long-term health issues 
  • Feelings of anger,  guilt or shame
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse 
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Work related stress 
  • Coping with change


No matter what you have been through, your experiences do not define who you are.



Please see my 'Qualifications & Training' page for further information about my professional training and experience. 


Contact Me

Contact me by email or by phone, whichever you prefer

Telephone 07984106004

If you prefer to phone rather than email, please leave me a voicemail and I will get back to you

Sharon Nicholson Counselling In Weymouth



''Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love'' - Brene Brown