Nic Higham - Counselling and Coaching in Wigston, Leicester
Professional Private Counselling in Wigston, Leicester
£30 per session
Phone and video call sessions available
Day, evening and weekend appointments available
Do you need someone to talk to as you cope with the Coronavirus crisis? These are scary times - you're not alone.
A lot of people are experiencing health anxiety and intense uncertainty right now. Are you feeling isolated, anxious or depressed?
Are you feeling unhappy, rejected, unheard? abandoned, insecure, guilty, angry, stuck, defensive, inferior, or fearful? In despair about your upbringing? Unsure about your future?
Life isn’t always easy, is it? Things don’t always go the way we would like. Relationships change or break down. We lose people precious to us. We disconnect from ourselves and those around us. Things can seem scary or make us feel sad. Sometimes it all seems too much or hopeless. We carry in our bodies memories and traumas which affect our adult life. It’s hard to move on and let go.
Confidentially sharing your challenges and difficulties with somebody who listens well without judgement can help release your emotional burdens that are often a result of keeping thoughts and feelings locked up inside.
Based in Leicester (Wigston), I offer a safe, supportive space to identify, process, explore and work through what is holding you back feeling content, fulfilled, safe, and connected. As well as counselling (talking therapy) I also offer Life Coaching.
I am friendly, warm, down-to-earth and believe wholeheartedly in your potential. I will meet you where you are and help you “join the dots” and support you in making sense of your thoughts, feelings and actions so you can move forward.
With reflection and mindfulness, we will explore your present experience and identify what’s stopping you from living the life you want, the life you deserve.
Counselling may give you fresh, helpful insights that you’re unaware of, insights that I believe you already carry within you, but perhaps haven’t been able to actualise.
People talk with me about specific problems in the present – the ‘here and now’, but I also support clients with long-term difficulties that stem from the past.
Counselling focuses on how emotional and relational patterns that have occurred in our lives keep affecting us. It also focuses on the 'here and now'.
Counselling can provide the help and support you need from someone trustworthy, and who isn’t your friend, family member, or colleague. The people in your life might give you some support and advice, but counselling is a very different type of relationship.
Unlike counsellors, not everybody has the skills and capacity to listen “actively” and with mindfulness, and it’s often good to talk with someone outside your everyday life.
To be a professional counsellor, I have done specific training to gain a qualification recognised by a professional body. I also have qualifications in hypnotherapy and life coaching.
I have over ten years of experience working and volunteering for the NHS in mental health services, and as a mindfulness tutor at a mental health recovery college.
I am a best-selling author of a book on mindfulness, loneliness and anxiety. After leaving inpatient psychiatry, I joined a national social justice charity where I led national mental health service improvement projects. I have developed healthcare staff development schemes and written a major publication for children and adolescent mental health services.
Have a question? Feel free to text or call me or use this chat messenger: https://drift.me/nichigham
- Each 50-minute session costs £30
- I am based in Wigston, Leicestershire
- Student and NHS discount available
- Counselling student discount
- 10 years’ experience of working within NHS and voluntary sector
- I am a male counsellor working with any sexual orientation and gender identity.
I offer both face-to-face sessions in Leicester (Wigston) and online sessions via video call.
Training, qualifications & experience
– Level 4 Higher National Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
– Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
– Foundation Course in Groupwork (Group Analysis / Group Analytic Psychotherapy)
– Results Life Coach
– Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
– Neurological Re-patterning
– Ericksonian Hypnosis
- Spiritual Psychology (module 1 / 2) with Georgi Y Johnson
– Individual Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
– Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Spirtuality
– Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Private Practice
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Counselling for childhood abuse
- Therapy for trauma
- Nonduality (Advaita)
- Meditation and spiritual practice
- Enlightenment / spiritual awakening
- Counselling for Health anxiety
- Counselling for depression
- Counselling for anxiety
- Counselling for loss
- Counselling for stress
- Counselling for anger
- Counselling for relationships
Sessions are £30 and last 50 minutes
As well as certain psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches, my work is influenced by nonduality / spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Rupert Spira, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Mooji, Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti, Byron Katie, and Jeff Foster.
“…you feel separate from your true Self, and you are trying to become reunited…”
– Nisargadatta Maharaj
"What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am. Who am I then?"
- Eckhart Tolle
"...who you really are – can never be lost, precisely because it’s there even when you feel lost. Consciousness is never lost."
- Jeff Foster