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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 honest 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 honest 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 Clinical Supervision - COSCA validated
Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - COSCA validated - 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:

  • Advanced Post-Diploma Certificate in Person-Centred Couples Counselling
  • 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 work with adults aged 18+ individually, and in couples or small groups for relationship counselling.

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.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £55.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

Individual Counselling ~ My fee is £45 per 50-minute session 
Relationship Counselling ~ My fee is £55 per 50-minute session
Supervision ~ £45 per hour
Longer sessions can be made by arrangement

For training, facilitation and coaching fees please contact me to discuss.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am also available to see supervisees on Fridays.

Further information

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

In Scotland, criminal records checks are carried out by Disclosure Scotland. Professionals working with children or vulnerable adults must join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. You can learn more at mygov.scot , or contact this professional directly.

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.

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified clinical supervisor offering supervision to counsellors, trainee counsellors, other therapists and mental health professionals.

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Antonia Higgins

Antonia Higgins