Karen Higgins MBACP (Accred)
Do you need a safe and confidential place to go where you can begin to unravel your thoughts? I can offer a private and confidential place, to listen and to hear what you need to say. Together we can reflect on how we can enable you to live with a greater sense of ease and possess more certainty than perhaps ever before.
Being in a relationship with a counsellor who enables you to separate out thoughts and feelings around relationships, the world you live in and its complexities can often be the first step to a more confident and peaceful existence.
For the person who feels support is unavailable for what ever reason, life can sometimes be very difficult and often overwhelming. For those who give themselves the time to look at their difficulties, with a counsellor who has the ability to offer a non judgmental reflection of what is happening can for some be life changing. Being in a safe relationship with a counsellor can often move you as an individual towards a better relationship with yourself. This in turn will enable you to make more informed choices about how to live your life.
Given space and time for reflection, a safe and confidential place to share with a counsellor who is trained and has experience of hearing many issues can give a new perspective and a greater sense of ease
Training, qualifications & experience
I started studying counselling in 2003 and started practicing in 2007. I base my work around the therapeutic relationship. Within this the theoretical approaches used include humanistic, psychodynamic and existential models. I have also studied and use where appropriate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Certificate in Counselling skills
Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling
Post Graduate Certificate Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I have over 15 years counselling experience in the Wakefield area, seeing GP and self referrals both in the community and at a city centre location. I have previously also worked for two years at Northorpe Hall and Family Trust as a counsellor working with young people between the ages of twelve and eighteen.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Assessment Fee, £50. Fees are negotiable for longer term work (over 10 sessions)
Counselling is most affective when consistent, therefore counselling is most helpful when sessions are either weekly or fortnightly.
My private practice is in a discreet location with on site parking, and extra street parking. There is also a bus stop close by.
Please call me or e.mail me to book an appointment. I have day time appointments available, including lunch hour.
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