ALYSHA NICHOL
THERAPY

 

ABOUT ME

My journey of being a therapist started when I was trying to understand my own identity and sense of self. When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2013 I had to make changes to my life and grieve the loss of my more able body. Through exploration and understanding I have been able to manage my health and had to learn that having this condition does not define me. I think we are too quick to define ourselves by the norms created around us. I encourage my clients to define their own normal.


I became a therapist as I like to help people learn and develop better ways to handle issues that are standing in the way of achieving their full potential. I learn a lot from my clients and really value the therapeutic relationship. My clients say I am easy to talk to, easy to be open with and non-judgemental.


I provide a warm, friendly, confidential space, where you can feel safe, challenged and have the autonomy to explore whatever is on your mind. The outcome of therapy I most value is seeing my clients personal growth; it is a wonderful thing to watch. I feel that the process of therapy is a rewarding experience.


Get in touch today to see what I can do for you.

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INTEGRATIVE HUMANISTIC APPROACH...

...using Existential, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Person-Centred techniques.

The aim of humanistic therapy is to help you develop a stronger, healthier sense of self. I care about the present moment and want you to achieve your highest potential. I specialise in Psychosexual and Relationship therapy, and also have experience in Loss and Bereavement.


Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy

A lot of people find it difficult to talk about sex and their body, fantasies and desires. I can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and together we can work out solutions to any problems whether sexual or relational. 

Loss & Bereavement

Most people will experience loss at some point in their lives. Grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Coping with the loss of a loved one shouldn't be something done alone. Some people prefer to talk within family, friends and people they know well. However, many people either don’t have that option - they have no-one they feel close enough to who isn’t grieving too - or may find it easier and more effective to talk to a professional bereavement counsellor.

 

THERAPY OPTIONS

 

PSYCHOSEXUAL & RELATIONSHIP ISSUES:

Psychosexual therapy addresses sexual dysfunction and/or emotional blocks within a relationship. I can provide an outlet for you to talk about your issues in a trusted supportive space. Whatever problems you are having in your relationship, I can help ease the issue by working with you to address the problem. I have experience with:

​Common sexual problems:

  • Lack of sexual education

  • Lack of sexual experience

  • Sex after sexual trauma

  • Sexual health issues & Contraception

  • Body positivity

  • Sexual arousal & desire

  • Sexual anxiety issues 

  • Sexual orientation issues & LGBTQI

  • Sexual phobias or aversions

  • Sexual intimacy

  • Hypersexuality

  • BDSM & Kink

  • Sexual fetishes

  • Perimenopause/POI/Menopause

  • Disability & Sex

  • Family issues

  • Cross-cultural issues

  • Religious issues

  • Trust issues & Infidelity

  • Relationship Communication

Specific sexual dysfunctions in Men:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (inability to obtain or maintain an erection)

  • Rapid ejaculation (fast orgasm upon penile stimulation)

  • Retrograde ejaculation (semen ejaculation into urinary bladder) 

  • Delayed ejaculation (difficulty achieving orgasm)

Specific sexual dysfunctions in women:

  • Dyspareunia (difficulty or pain during sexual intercourse)

  • Vaginismus (painful spasmodic contraction of the vagina muscle)

  • Vulvodynia (chronic vulva pain syndrome)

  • Vestibulodynia (localised vulva vestibule pain - burning or cutting)

  • Anorgasmia (persistent inability to achieve orgasm despite responding to sexual stimulation) or Orgasmic problems


 

LOSS & BEREAVEMENT

Coping with loss and/or bereavement can be difficult. I can help you understand the bereavement process and find better ways of coping with your grief. I have experience with:

  • Sleep problems such as insomnia

  • Sexual problems

  • Relationships which are suffering

  • Overwhelming emotions

  • Symptoms of depression or anxiety

  • Anger

  • Loss of appetite

  • Unable to work

  • Neglecting yourself

  • Substance abuse

 

SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

50 minutes per session

It is recommended for an individual to commit to at least six 50 minute sessions.

COUPLES THERAPY

50 minutes per session

It is recommended for a couple to commit to at least twelve 50 minute sessions.

Please note Loss and Bereavement therapy is only available as individual therapy.

 
 

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THERAPY

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