Shirley Nicholson Counseling
Life Coach, Psychotherapist (retired)
Hendersonville, NC 28792



If you are looking for someone to talk to and receive support from, to listen and help you better understand and resolve painful emotional experiences, or mental confusion due to anxiety and stress or spiritual emptiness and disconnectedness, I am here to help you.

If you are looking for help, there is hope for you. You don’t have to live in pain. Counseling has been found to be an effective way to achieve personal change, growth and healing of trauma and wounds.

My comprehensive approach addresses the “whole” person:

  • Physical — pain, chronic illness, fatigue
  • Emotional — anger, depression, abandonment
  • Mental — anxiety, stress, confusion, grief
  • Spiritual — inner emptiness, disconnection

Here are some concerns my clients have –

  • anger management
  • anxiety
  • being easily rejected and hurt
  • career discontent and boredom
  • codependency
  • creative inhibition and paralysis
  • chronic pain issues
  • depression
  • divorce prevention
  • emotional abuse
  • feeling lost and confused
  • finding life too stressful and over-whelming
  • general counseling
  • life transitions
  • loss and grief
  • obsessions and compulsions
  • panic attacks
  • parenting problems
  • phobias
  • poor social skills
  • relationship problems
  • sexual abuse
  • spousal abuse
  • stress management
  • traumatic events-ie, auto accidents, illnesses

Benefits of psychotherapy can be:

  1. enhanced self-esteem and confidence
  2. increased ability to problem solve
  3. learning coping skills to consistently manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
  4. increased ability to connect with people and develop solid and meaningful relationships
  5. shifting from a pessimistic to optimistic approach to your life
  6. improved quality of your relationships
  7. finding a meaning in life

Life Coach, Psychotherapist (retired) – Hendersonville, NC