Antonia Higgins PG Dip. Registered Member MBACP Tranquillo Counselling
Making the decision to seek counselling is your first courageous step toward change. Whether that change is about making huge life-altering decisions, or about better self-understanding and self-acceptance, I can be with you on that journey.
I offer my clients a safe space where they can explore their unsafe places. As a qualified, registered person-centred counsellor I believe that working with you in a non-judgemental, empathic and genuine way creates the most effective environment for you to explore your problems and fears.
The person-centred approach puts emphasis on the client being at the centre of their counselling process. I believe that the strength of relationship between the counsellor and the client is one of the most important factors in clients getting the positive outcomes they want from their therapy. I work in an empathic, non-judgemental and genuine way to help build that important foundation of trust between us. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and that exploring your problems with me in a therapeutic relationship based on trust, authenticity and compassion can help you to get to where you need to be at this time.
Counselling can help you work on many issues including self-esteem, confidence, assertiveness and setting personal boundaries, anxiety, depression, and healing from bullying, harrassment or abuse.
I am a qualified counsellor on BACP's Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is in recognition of my commitment to high standards.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde
COSCA Counselling Certificate - West Lothian College
BA General - University of Stirling
I am committed to developing myself and my skills through regular continuing professional development, and recent CPD has included
- Working with Partners of Trans-identified People
- Gender Diversity
- Transgender Awareness
- Positive Psychology/authenticity
- SafeTalk and ASIST suicide awareness/prevention training
- Child Protection
- Adult Protection
- Domestic Abuse Awareness.
I have experience of working with clients of all ages (17+) who have come with a wide range of issues and difficult life events.
I am a qualified counsellor on BACP's register that has been accredited by the Profesional Standards Authority. This is in recognition of my commitment to high standards.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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My rate is £35 per session and sessions are 50 minutes. However, I do believe that counselling should be more accessible to people regardless of circumstances, so I do offer some concessionary rate places for people on low incomes. So please do let me know if cost would be a barrier and we can discuss this.
I currently offer video, voice, and email counselling through the PlusGuidance site. This site is approved by the Online Therapy Institute as "the highest quality therapy service on the web” according to OTI's founder, Dr. Kate Anthony.
You can find my online therapy profile at https://plusguidance.com/tranquillocounselling, or email me from here to discuss online sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - morning and afternoon Tuesday - morning and afternoon Wednesday - evening only Thursday - evening only Friday - morning and afternoon Saturday - morning only
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|