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Jenifer Higgins

Bromyard HR7 & Hereford HR4 01886 880226 01886 880226 07768 377561 07768 377561

About me

I have 20 years' experience (8 in GP surgeries) as a therapeutic counsellor. I deal with all kinds of human concerns and difficulties and enjoy supporting people on their journey through Life. I specialise in Stress, Anxiety, Depression and health, family & relationship problems (new baby, moving house, work, bullying, disability, divorce, retirement, grandparenting etc) . I offer a safe space where clients can explore their problems and express their thoughts and feelings without being judged or taking sides. Getting help early for psychological problems often means improved outcomes.

As a Humanistic Counsellor, I respect each person as a unique being with skills, responsibilities & choices. The first sessions are usually about exploring a current crisis or any confusion or unhappiness that a client may struggle with. The aims of further sessions may include healing the past, improving confidence, communication and relationships, solving problems, changing unwanted behaviour, building on strengths and creating a Life they love according to their nature. I draw from a variety of approaches: person centred, transpersonal, existential, CBT/REBT, psychodynamic with a holistic perspective (Mind, Body, Spirit).  I may use practical exercises e.g. anger & stress management, assertiveness, self-esteem, confidence & self-awareness exercises to help people feel more relaxed and in control. The Rewind Technique safely reduces the impact of traumatic events (Road Traffic Accidents, Assault, Betrayals, Deaths, Harassment, Abuse etc)

I also offer The Radiance Technique a simple but powerful relaxation & meditation practice. I have studied to The Fourth Degree of The Radiance Technique, Authentic Reiki, a transcendental science, including The Third Degree Authorised Instructor level.

As well as seeing people of all ages I also do workshops, give talks and support local events. I hold an enhanced CRB certificate.

I offer flexible appointment times including some evenings & Saturdays.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a MA in Counselling Studies from Keele University 1997 - research dissertation "The Use of Imagery in the Treatment of Depression". I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have 20 years' experience with a wide range of problems including 8 years' in GP surgeries. I was a volunteer in a Rape Crisis Centre, a teacher of music and languages in a day centre with mentally and physically disabled adults, a partner in a Primary Care Counselling Service and a therapist/trustee in a natural health centre. Recent training has included workshops: Penny Parks Inner Child, NLP, Dorothy Rowe on Siblings, Energy Psychology, Unconscious Processes in Film Making, Adoption, Suicide, Working with Dreams, Alchemy of Relationships, Working with Aspergers Syndrome, Focusing, Working with Common Tensions in Relationships, New Thinking in Treatment Resistant Depression, The Rewind Technique,  CBT/REBT for Person Centred Counsellors, Primary Certificate in REBT, Trauma, Life Coaching, Diabetes, PTSD, Compassion Focussed Therapy, etc

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Holistic health, personal development, creativity, relaxation & meditation, mid-life crisis, carers, getting older, twins, hearing loss, tinnitus, grandparenting etc

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

My standard rate for Counselling is £45/hr. Reduced rates can be negotiated for people who are low-waged, students, OAPs, new mums, Armed Forces, etc.

My standard rate for The Radiance Technique is £45/hr. I also do seminars in small groups for learning The First Degree for self-help at £225 for 12 hours.

Free 20 min initial chat.

Further information

I was born in Africa and grew up in Canada. I trained as a multi-lingual secretary and worked for a number of government and business organisations in the UK and abroad. I am married with two grown-up sons. My interests include music, the arts, crosswords, yoga, keeping fit, holistic health and the natural world.

Bromyard Osteopathy & Natural Therapy Centre
Old Road
Bromyard
Herefordshire
HR7 4BQ

Neals Yard Remedies
22 Widemarsh Street
Hereford
Herefordshire
HR4 9EP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages some French and some Spanish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I offer flexible appointments including some evenings and Saturday mornings. First free introductory session (20 minutes)

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme
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01886 880226

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07768 377561
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