12 Princess Street West
“…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
- Each 50 minute session costs £40
- I work on a sliding scale
- 0116 288 4218 / Contact@thelifethatyouare.com
- I am based in Leicester city centre at ‘Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling’ and Wigston
- Student discount available
- Counselling student discount
10 years experience of working within NHS
My name is Nic Higham and I am a male counsellor based in Leicester and Wigston, offering counselling to both men and women.
Do contact me if you are struggling with any issue relating to your mental or emotional wellbeing. My specialist areas are spiritual growth, and existential crisis (existential anxiety or angst) and I work with all other life challenges.
I believe you have the capacity to become who you truly are beyond your current difficulties. I offer a safe, supportive space to identify, explore and work through what is holding you back from living the life that you are.
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’.
My writing and counselling style is particularly influenced by the Advaita (non-duality) teacher Nisargadatta Maharaj whose powerful and transformative teachings I have studied for many years.
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.
Counselling differs from other relationships in 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 and healing approaches, including Psychodynamic therapy, and offer bespoke sessions for each client meaning the work we do evolves accordingly with the unique experience of each person. 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.
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. Throughout my training, it was important to me to achieve a level of competency required by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counsellors are guided by specific theories about the causes of problems, and the necessary approaches to help people. I attend ongoing professional development courses, too, have regular supervision, and I am committed to a code of practice and ethical framework.
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 £20 and £35 depending on your affordability.
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