12 Princess Street West
- Sessions cost between £25 and £40 depending on your affordability
- First session is FREE
- 0116 288 4218 / Contact@thelifethatyouare.com
- I am based in Wigston and in Leicester city centre at ‘Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling’
- Counselling students pay £25 per session
10 years experience of working within NHS
My name is Nic Higham and I am a male counsellor based in Leicester, UK, offering counselling to both men and women. I am the author of the non-dual mindfulness book ‘Living The Life That You Are: Finding Wholeness When You Feel Lost, Isolated and Afraid’.
Confidentially sharing your challenges and difficulties with somebody who listens well without judgement can help elevate your emotional burdens that are often a result of keeping thoughts and feelings locked up inside. The sessions I offer may give you fresh, helpful insights that you’re currently unaware of, insights that I believe you already carry within you, but perhaps haven’t been able to actualise.
I provide a caring space in which you can have a private conversation to reflect on and find possible solutions to your challenges. My areas of interest include: anxiety (in its many forms, including existential anxiety and social anxiety), depression, relationships, mental health, mindfulness, spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and non-duality. My work is influenced by various healing, therapy and psychology modalities.
Counselling differs from other relationships are that appointments take place at a set time and place each week, for a certain duration (50 minutes) and happen over a period. Throughout this duration, I hope that you will experience a trustworthy, reliable, supportive, and empathic therapeutic relationship. Furthermore, counselling is far less about receiving guidance and more about talking to somebody who listens – judgement free.
I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches and offer bespoke sessions for each client meaning the work we do evolves accordingly with the unique experience of each person. Counselling can lead to working out possible solutions which can boost your self-worth and self-esteem and improve your life situations. I value and work to establish my client’s internal resources, coping skills and strengths. People talk to 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 as well.
I have over ten years of experience working and volunteering for the National Health Service (NHS) in mental health inpatient care, as a mindfulness tutor at a mental health recovery college and within a therapeutic community.
My writing was featured in ‘Wisdom Without Dogma: Voices From the Edge of the Spiritual Revolution’. I have had various articles published in ‘Mental Health Practice’, a Royal College of Nursing journal, and ‘British Journal of Healthcare Assistants’.
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
– 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
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A major influence on my approach is the teaching of advaita guru Nisargadatta Maharaj who founded Nisarga Yoga (Natural Unity), a non-physical spiritual practice focused on connection with our true nature.
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If you’d like to arrange a session, please contact me. We can either meet in person at my private practice in Wigston or Leicester city centre, or by Skype.
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost between £25 and £40 depending on your affordability.
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