Welcome to Nicola Shannon Counselling
My name is Nicky Shannon, and I am a qualified counsellor, psychotraumatolgist, EMDR practitioner and supervisor with a private practice in North Somerset.
On this site you have the opportunity to read more about me and the services I offer. If there is any further information you need then please feel free to call me for an informal chat.
Counselling Services I Offer
I offer counselling for a wide variety of issues including PTSD, addiction anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement or relationship issues.
Additionally, I offer Clinical Supervision for counsellors in Bristol and North Somerset.
I am a trauma expert specialising in PTSD which almost 25% of people who experience either a single index trauma or that of a more complex nature may go on to develop.
The NHS defines Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events. Although many people believe that only military personnel can develop PTSD it is in fact far more common and can be triggered in those who have experienced any of the following:
serious road accidents
prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect
witnessing violent deaths
violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery
PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later.
Other Counselling Services
I also have extensive experience of other areas of therapy such as addiction anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement or relationship issues,
There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems arise and we need a confidential safe space to process what is happening and to find ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. Counselling can help individuals:
Have more self-esteem
Feel less ashamed
Feel less guilty
Not being so anxious
Become less depressed
Feel less frightened
Feel less angry
Feel less alone
Have fewer flashbacks, or none at all
Sleep better with fewer nightmares