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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available to see clients Monday to Friday. 9am-7pm.
Types of client