Nic Higham

Nic Higham

Wigston
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE18

0116 464 9503

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About me

I offer a sliding scale of £30 - £60 per 50-minute session. You can choose the amount in that range that best meets your financial circumstances. Discount available for student counsellors.

Are you feeling rejected, abandoned, insecure, guilty, angry, stuck, defensive, inferior, or fearful? Do you want to explore, claim and express qualities such as innocence, empowerment, belonging, care, safety, compassion and equality?

Book your first appointment now: 0116 464 9503

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I offer a safe, supportive space to identify, explore and work through what is holding you back from living the life that you want. Meeting you where you are, my one-to-one work is tailored to you. Through therapeutic conversations and guided meditation, we explore your present experience and identify the apparent blocks to living the life that you are. With the therapeutic power of awareness and tools for clarity, discover inner and outer wholeness and be your true Self.

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.

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 as well.

Counselling can provide the help and support you need from someone that can be trusted, but who isn’t your friend, family member, or colleague. The people in your life might be able to 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 who is not involved with your everyday life. To be a professional counsellor, I have done specific training to gain a qualification recognised by a professional body.

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. 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.

My work is influenced by nonduality / spiritual teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Rupert Spira, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Ramana Maharshi, Adyashanti, Byron Katie, and Jeff Foster.

- Each 50 minute session costs £40 to £60
- I am based in Wigston and Leicester
- Student discount available
- Counselling student discount
- 10 years experience of working within NHS

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications:
– 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) with Georgi Y Johnson

Professional Membership:
– 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

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

A major influence on my approach is the teaching of advaita (non-duality) guru Nisargadatta Maharaj who founded Nisarga Yoga (Natural Unity), a non-physical spiritual practice focused on connection with our true nature. I have trained in Spiritual Psychology with Georgi Y Johnson.

“Therapy is about healing, which is the compassionate movement needed to return to naturalness and wholeness. Nondual Therapy is a process which supports the release of energetic contractions in the psyche back to the Source qualities out of which they were formed.”

“Nondual Therapy is not about achieving a status, or becoming a new, improved person. Rather, it’s about undoing the web of personality to allow the flow of pure Nondual Qualities through and beyond all forms of the psyche, whether they be broken, twisted or imperfect.”

- Georgi Y. Johnson

Photos & videos

  • Living The Life That You Are
  • Counselling room
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Fees

I offer a sliding scale of £30 - £60 per 1-hour session. You can choose the amount in that range that best meets your financial circumstances.

Further information

Counselling focuses on how emotional and relational patterns that have occurred in our lives keep affecting us.

“…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

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE18

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Available

Types of client

Young people
Adults