About me

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I am a Counselling Psychotherapist usually working in Ongar, Essex. I offer Face to Face sessions or Zoom sessions.

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.

Getting started

  • 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

BACP reg
Advanced Psychodynamic Dipl in Therapeutic Counselling
Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)
One Year Advanced Counselling Certificate
Attachment Theory
Anxiety Management
Bereavement & Loss - Whipps Cross NHS Trust
Psychological Support Service
Drug & Alcohol Misuse - ADAS Harlow
Mental Health First Aid

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement Counselling.

Short term therapy.

Longer term therapy.


Work related issues

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Please enquire by phone or by e-mail. I believe therapy should be accessible to a wide variety of people. I offer a limited number of low-cost therapy for people on low income or students. Please enquire to discuss fees.



Ongar - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

Further information

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.

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

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

"This is the best money I have ever spent on myself, I can now move forward with my life" Client C

"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

"Nicola, thanks to you I have finished my studies and can face not just working life, but life it's self" Client V

Nicola is brilliant! I can't express and thank her enough on how much she has helped me! I was very sceptical about therapy before starting it but spoke to nicola and though I'd try it with an open mind. I had six sessions and i can feel such a big difference even friends and family have noticed a difference. I highly recommend her! Thanks for helping me. Client C


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Nicola Sharp

Nicola Sharp