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Antonia Higgins PG Dip; MBACP Tranquillo Counselling

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2
07840 948593 07840 948593
Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK2

About me

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  - both face-to-face or online by video - where they can explore their unsafe places. As a qualified, registered person-centred counsellor I will work with you in a non-judgemental, empathic and genuine way to create the most effective environment for you to explore your problems and fears.

My approach puts emphasis on you, the client, being at the centre of your counselling process. I believe that the strength of relationship between the counsellor and the client is one of the most important factors in you getting the positive outcomes you want from your 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, harassment 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

Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - University of Strathclyde
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:

  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Person-centred Group Facilitation Training
  • The Daring Way - based on Brenè Brown's Daring Way process
  • Working with Partners of Trans-identified People
  • Gender Diversity
  • Transgender Awareness
  • Positive Psychology/authenticity
  • Conflict Resolution: Understand, Communicate, Resolve
  • SafeTalk and ASIST suicide awareness/prevention training
  • Child Protection
  • Adult Protection
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Writing Therapy

I have experience of working with clients of all ages (11+) who have come with a wide range of issues and difficult life events. NOTE: I work with clients age 13+ in private practice.

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

Counselling ~ My fee is £40 per session and sessions are 50 minutes long.
Supervision ~ £40 per hour
Other services ~ please contact me to discuss

Further information

I strongly believe in equanimity and inclusion and work with all genders within and beyond the binary.

I also offer person-centred counselling supervision, coaching and training. I deliver workshops on aspects of mental health and emotional wellbeing, and on becoming a therapist in private practice. Please contact me to discuss requirements if these are areas you are interested in.

Falkirk
Stirlingshire
FK2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

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

My counselling room is up a flight of stairs. There is no lift in the building. However, online counselling is an option if you have access issues.

Availability

Please contact me for availability

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Antonia Higgins PG Dip; MBACP Tranquillo Counselling

Antonia Higgins PG Dip; MBACP Tranquillo Counselling