Joanne Higgins. Dip Counselling MBACP BSc RM RGN
Hello and welcome, my name is Jo
I am a Registered Counsellor and member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I provide one to one counselling to adults in Bristol and North Somerset.
My practice is Humanistic and Integrative mostly drawing on Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches in a way which best suits your individual needs. I believe that the most important part of the counselling process is the trusted relationship built between client and counsellor. I can offer a professional, confidential, safe, non-judgemental and warm environment in which to explore whatever difficulties have brought you to counselling. Often, taking the decision to engage in Counselling can be the most difficult part. However understanding and supportive family and friends may be, exploring issues with an empathic professional can help you understand your experiences and move forward in a hopeful and positive way.
If you would like to know more, or have any specific questions please just ask. You are welcome to contact me by telephone or email. We can then arrange an initial session to talk about what you would like from counselling, and if you are then happy to continue further sessions can be booked.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a level 6 Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the University of the West of England. I also have a BSc in Advanced Midwifery and have completed specialist training in Perinatal Mental Health.
I have extensive experience working within the NHS and mental health charities. I work as a Counsellor for the Birth and Wellbeing Partnership and I am also a practising Registered Midwife. I have a particular interest in Perinatal Mental Health including pregnancy and the postnatal period or pregnancy loss. I also have experience with a wide variety of presenting issues including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship issues, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Low Self Esteem, Bereavement, and Domestic Abuse.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£25 for initial assessment session, then £40 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening sessions
Types of client