Nicola Sharp Counselling and Psychotherapy AdvDip MBACP
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I am a Counselling Psychotherapist working from two locations.
1 - Essex House in Ongar, Essex.
2 - Marlborough Business Centre, London E18
I have many years of experience working in professional organisations that dealt specifically with anxiety, bereavement, stress and depression along with many years working in private practice.
I offer a safe, supportive and confidential environment in which we can work.
Although I work in a Psychodynamic way, which means I work along side the client to explore past experiences to understand the clients difficulties in the present, I also have experience and training in other approaches, therefore, I am able to adapt my therapy sessions depending on what the client needs or requires.
I offer both long and short-term work with individuals aged 16 and over.
I am a member of the B.A.C.P and on the B.A.C.P accredited voluntary register.
- You can either call me or email me.
- We can discuss what brings you to seek counselling/psychotherapy.
- We can mutually arrange a time and date to meet in a professional setting and discuss further how counselling/psychotherapy can help you.
- We can then decide together if we want to work with one another.
- As far as possible each session would be arranged for the same time and day of the week (though there is of course flexibility, should you want it).
Scroll down to read some reviews/testimonials from past clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Psychodynamic Dipl in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
One Year Advanced Counselling Certificate
Bereavement & Loss - Whipps Cross NHS Trust
Psychological Support Service
Drug & Alcohol Misuse - ADAS Harlow
Mental Health First Aid
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Short term therapy.
Longer term therapy.
Work related issues
Photos & videos
£55.00 Per session. You can pay by cash or by debit/credit card
I offer some concessions rates based on individual circumstances. Please feel free to speak to me about this.
Ongar - Free Parking available in the High Street, alternatively there is a Pay & Display car park at Sainsburys
South Woodford - 1 Minute walk away from South Woodford tube station. bus routes: 179/W12/W13/W14
Parking 2 hours max free in Sainsburys (top of George Lane). Pay & display meters in George Lane.
Reviews/Testimonials from past clients
I was really struggling to deal with the things in my life I couldn't change. It began to effect the smallest things and the relationships with those close to me. I had a year of therapy and Nicola would help me unload my worries each week and work out how to respond better.
Six months on from therapy I can see SUCH an improvement in my mood. The things I cannot change in life haven't gone anywhere but the way I am able to respond to them has changed totally.
It's helped me feel not so alone when carrying heavy burdens and has had a lasting effect. Thank you so much. Client H. 2019
This was my first experience of therapy and I am so happy with how it turned out! Nicola is an amazing therapist and has helped me completely transformed my life! I highly recommend her to all my friends and family! I wouldn't be the me that I am now without Nicola! it's a lovely safe environment to be completely vulnerable and open.
Client M 2019
Nicola was amazing at helping me unravel the confusion I was feeling over my relationship and helped me to identify how past experiences were impacting on my current thoughts and behaviours. Nicola helped me to address the trauma left by these experiences and I now feel free and able to move on in my life leaving it all behind. I can't thank her enough as I didn't think I'd ever feel free of the pain. I would highly recommend using this counselling service.
Nicola is very easy to talk to and most importantly remembers every little detail she's told which is important because it means she really listens.
Excellent service! Client F 2017
"This is the best money I have ever spent on myself, I can now move forward with my life" Client C 2017
"It's been like a train journey, we have stopped at many stations, visited lots of places,but as I end my journey with you Nicola I have reach my final destination and in a place where I feel happy and secure within myself for the first time ever Thank you" Client A 2016
"I want to thank you for your help over the past year. I really don't believe I would have got through many of the important events without your help and continued support. I will always be grateful" Client H 2015
"Nicola, thanks to you I have finished my studies and can face not just working life, but life it's self" Client V 2013
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Ongar - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
South Woodford - Thursday afternoons
Types of client