Nicola Sharp MBACP, MA, PG Dip, Bsc (Hons)
The decision to begin counselling can be a difficult one. For some of you, searching this website may be a big step and for others you may have had counselling previously and know the importance of finding the right counsellor. I am here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. From my own personal experience of counselling, I understand how valuable counselling/psychotherapy can be.
If you are looking for friendly professional support to help you through difficult times, I am here to help. I offer counselling from my practices in Hockley and Rayleigh, Essex. I can help you with depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, relationship issues, self-esteem bereavement amongst others. It may be that you're not really sure what the problem is, but you know that you are not feeling fulfilled.
Many people find talking to someone that is disconnected from other parts of their life useful, as we talk about things with a different perspective and gain insights that we would not otherwise have gained from taking to a friend. I am an integratively trained therapist, which means that I select the most useful parts of a range of approaches that best suit your needs. Counselling can provide you with a safe, confidential space to explore your issues to provide insight, support and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy with distinction.
- Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited course)
- Bsc Psychology (Hons)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (ABC)
- I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to BACP’s code of ethics and practice
I have worked with people experiencing a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement, phobias, eating disorders, self harm, amongst others.
I also work as a volunteer counsellor for Mind and have previously worked as a counsellor in a secondary school.
I hold an enhanced DBS check and am fully insured.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£40 per 50 minute session.
I offer a discounted rate for students.
My main counselling practice in Hockley is based in a warm, relaxing summer house and is within easy reach of Hockley, Rayleigh, Wickford, Hadleigh, Eastwood, Hullbridge, Benfleet, Rochford and Ashingdon. I am a 10-15 minute walk from Hockley station and also accessible from the number 7 bus route. There is parking available outside my practice.
My Rayleigh practice is based in a conservatory overlooking a garden. It is 15 minute walk from Rayleigh station and can be accessed by the number 20 bus route. There is on street parking available at this practice.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday daytime and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|