Sharon Nicholson

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Trauma-Informed Therapist, Therapeutic Counsellor & Coach
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Weymouth DT4 & London SW4
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About me

Hello, I'm Sharon.

I am a BACP Registered and Accredited Therapeutic Counsellor and I offer online 1:1 trauma therapy to adults across the UK.

If you are struggling to recover from life experiences that have overwhelmed or deeply impacted you, I could be the therapist for you.

I specialise in supporting recovery and healing from the trauma that is Narcissistic Abuse - an area of work that is especially close to my heart.

The pain of silent distress can be crushing and you deserve to be heard in a safe, compassionate space. 

The pull to return to an abusive relationship can be great and whilst this can feel confusing, this is not your fault. Learn how to break trauma bonds and reconnect to who you really are ~ there is so much more to you than you realise! 

What's happening for you?

We can feel overwhelmed or out of control at times, but once we recognise what is really going on for us, what we are actually responding to, we can use this as a catalyst for change. 

It doesn't matter how big or small you feel your experiences are, they matter and you deserve to heal. 

We can be our harshest critic and I believe that everyone deserves to have a warm, non-judgemental, therapeutic experience. 

We really can gain some relief and peace from those thoughts and feelings that just seem to continually whirl around and around inside of us. 

Do you relate to any of the following?

  • People pleasing
  • Being overly self-critical 
  • Lack of trust in yourself
  • Continually apologising 
  • Ongoing feelings of sadness, guilt, shame or anger 
  • Walking on eggshells in a relationship or friendship 
  • Suffering after experiencing a stressful or traumatic life event (past or present)
  • Living with a chronic health condition 
  • Feeling lost, isolated, overwhelmed or empty 
  • Feeling that you should be in a different place in your life by now
  • Feeling that you have no voice
  • Wishing that a certain personal or professional relationship could be different
  • Feeling flat, joyless, lacking in energy and motivation 
  • Comfort eating 

Do you feel like a ghost in your own life?

If anything I have written so far resonates with you in some way, please find out more about how I could help you ~ my website has more detailed info.

I have a wealth of specialist clinical training and experience that I'd love to share with you, including 10 years as a Senior Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor in the NHS, working predominantly with depression, anxiety and grief.


  • Narcissistic Abuse Recovery ~ Understand what has happened to you and why? Find nervous system regulation and increase your self-worth. 
  • Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) ~ Therapy for mild - moderate depression.
  • Brainspotting ~ A mindful, body-brain therapy, evolved from EMDR and offers deep healing of past trauma.
  • Rewind Technique Practioner ~Trauma Therapy for symptoms of PTSD following an overwhelming experience. 

All of my therapeutic work is trauma-informed and has a body, mind, emotion focus as our experiences affect us on ALL of these levels.

If we have experienced a time in our lives where we felt threatened, frightened or powerless, our nervous system may end up stuck in a heightened, protective state.

~ this is not our fault. 

This level of anxiety can not only be exhausting and affect our relationships and our working life, it can threaten our physical health too - Do you suffer with long-term or chronic illness?  

If you think that you may still be suffering after experiencing stressful life events, even if this was many years ago, then trauma-informed therapy could help you.

Awareness gives you choice.

Please click to my website to learn more about how I can help you

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Alongside my established private practice, I worked as a Senior High Intensity Counsellor in the NHS for over 10 years (IAPT - Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
  • During my work with IAPT, I trained and specialised in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression (PCE-CfD) and subsequently qualified as both a PCE-CFD Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor.
  • PCE-CfD is an effective, evidence-based therapy for low mood & mild to moderate depression, licensed for use in the NHS and recognised by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

Clinical Supervision

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors practicing locally.

Professional trainings:

  • Brainspotting 
  • Narcissistic Trauma Informed Coach
  • Narcissistic Abuse Specialist™️
  • Somatic Trauma Informed Coach™️
  • Accredited & Registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Member of ACTO - Association for Counselling and Therapy Online 
  • Registered with the Professional Standards Authority Register (no. 019950)
  • Certified Rewind Technique Practitioner - International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy - British Psychological Society Approved (BPS)
  • Certified Bereavement Counsellor
  • Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor 
  • Certificate in Essential Supervision Skills - British Psychological Society Approved (BPS)
  • Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Supervisor - Metanoia Institute, London
  • Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression Practitioner (PCE-CfD) - Metanoia Institute, London
  • BACP Accreditation Status (continuous since 2009)
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents - Iron Mill Institute, Exeter
  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Weymouth College
  • VRQ Certificate in Youth work - DYCS, Dorset County Council
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies - Weymouth College
  • CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills Weymouth College
  • CACDP British Sign Language Level 1 - Weymouth Adult Learning Centre

Alongside my Private Practice, my counselling work has also included;

  • Counselling in NHS Primary Care (IAPT) (10 yrs) (High Intensity, Senior Counsellor)
  • GP Surgeries - Dorchester Road Surgery, Royal Crescent Surgery, Littlemoor Health Centre, Weymouth
  • Professional Help - Bereavement Counselling specialists 
  • Local Business - Counselling for employees
  • National Agencies & Charity Organisations
  • RUSS (Trauma - Road User Support Service)
  • Further Education Senior Counsellor at Weymouth College 
  • Higher Education Bournemouth University - Counselling for students
  • Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP’s) Counselling for employees
  • Women’s Refuge (4yrs) - Domestic Abuse Counselling
  • Counselling Supervisor for CfD counsellors and Humanistic counsellors with a Person-Centred, Experiential, core practice.

Additional work:

  • I have facilitated 'Pattern Changing' courses for women who have experienced Domestic Abuse - a specialist training with Dorset County Council & BCHA.

  • Previous to my career as a counsellor, I held a portfolio lead position with The Dorset Youth & Community Service. Managing a county-wide team, I provided supervision to youth workers and mentoring and coaching sessions for 18-24 yr old clients.

  • I created and facilitated a personal and social development project for young people in further education - Children's Services, Dorset County Council (2005-2010)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of my work include;

  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem 
  • Work Related difficulties 

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£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Rewind Trauma Therapy (for symptoms of PTSD) can be booked as a stand alone therapy  3 sessions - Assessment, Rewind and Follow up - or integrated into your counselling sessions with me. 

I respond to all therapy enquiries so please check your junk/spam folders if you haven't received a reply to your email within 48 hours

When I work

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  • Please note that I currently have no weekend or evening appointments available. 

Further information

  • I offer short-term or long-term counselling
  • I am DBS checked
  • I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance

For further information about myself and my work, please see my full website

Weymouth, Dorset, DT4

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Sharon Nicholson
Sharon Nicholson