* All counselling sessions are currently online via video or telephone * 

A chance for you to be truly heard...

I appreciate that it can take courage to come and share your experiences so my aim is to make the process as rewarding as possible for you.

Counselling can range from a short, solution-focused piece of work to longer-term psychotherapy. 

How we work together is dependent upon your needs and we can talk about what may suit you best during our initial consultation.  

Some of the positive changes that my clients have benefitted from include;   

  • Greater clarity and a sense of feeling 'back in control' of oneself
  • No longer feeling stuck
  • Greater ability to make decisions
  • Better sleep
  • Decreased feelings of anxiety, shame, guilt 
  • Improved relationships
  • A sense of purpose and empowerment 

Face-to-face sessions are held in a warm and welcoming harbourside space, created for your comfort. 

" I have found the location to be a peaceful and tranquil setting...When things felt rough and unsteady it was reassuring to know I had a place where I could go and be still but reflective" ~ client feedback 

"Location was great. Quiet, interesting. Available parking was very useful. Size of the room was good, felt homely, relaxing, welcoming. Good natural light - window on each wall and relaxing lighting in winter. Comfortable seating" ~ client feedback 

"The room is lovely – it was good to have a clean, peaceful environment (which I was lacking in day to day life) to talk in and overlooking the harbour" ~ client feedback 

"Lovely, cosy, peaceful room, with a very comfy chair to sit in" ~ client feedback

Please see my 'Testimonials' page for further comments of clients' therapy experience.


Initial consultation

  • I offer an optional free of charge brief telephone consultation to help us decide together if counselling with me maybe helpful for you. 
  • If appropriate, a full consultation will then allow us to explore what is happening for you in a little more detail, consider your background history and establish an initial focus for our work together.

There is no obligation to continue with sessions after our initial consultation and I will help you to find an alternative therapist if we feel that I'm not the right counsellor for you. 

Please note that I do not offer couples counselling and I suggest that you seek this support from an appropriately qualified therapist.

Counselling Fees

Fees can often vary between counsellors and this can be due to a number of factors, including; 

Qualifications and experience, registration & accreditation status, additional post-qualifying specialisms.

  • My session fee is £55 
  • If you are unable to afford my full fee, I am offering a limited number of places with a reduced rate  - please feel free to ask 
  • Spaces are limited in my practice and so 48 hours notice is required for cancellations or the full fee will still be payable
  • If you are an employer, or represent an agency seeking counselling for staff or service users, please contact me to discuss terms and fees.


  • Sessions are usually held weekly in order for counselling to be most effective
  • A commitment to regular attendance is needed in order for therapy to progress


It is important that you feel able to talk openly in order to gain maximum benefit from sessions. 

I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and I will discuss confidentiality in full with you during our initial consultation.  

* Please see my 'FAQ' page for further information about confidentiality.

Sharon Nicholson

Registered MBACP (Accred). 

Established Private Practice, 2007. 

Counselling in Dorchester and Counselling in Weymouth, Dorset. 



 "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become" - Carl Gustav Jung