Patricia Higgs

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Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9BT
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist for couples and individuals. I want to help you get the best out of your relationships, whether you are heterosexual, gay, married, living together or single.

I am registered with: BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychothearty),
                                COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists).

Are you experiencing:

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  • Feeling you are not being listened to or are not important to your partner
  • Lack of connection or communication difficulties
  • A feeling you are drifting apart, and are at a different stage in life to your partner
  • You are bored with your relationship
  • Betrayals of trust, such as affairs or debt
  • Abusive or controlling behaviour
  • Sexual issues such as erectile difficulties, pain, loss of desire, confusion about your sexuality or internet pornography addiction
  • Infertility, miscarriage, loss of a child, or difficulties with children or adolescents
  • Family issues such as step-parenting or problems with In-Laws
  • Major life events such as serious illness, redundancy or bereavement
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Loss of a partner through separation, divorce or death
  • Thinking about separation or divorce

How do we work together:  

Every couple is unique and I tailor the therapy to suit you. I offer short-term and long-term therapy. for more information please visit my website:-

If you phone or email me I will be happy to talk to you at any time.
I can offer a calm and non-judgemental environment for you to think together or alone.


I trained at the renowned Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships in London, where I currently work. I also have my own practice in Hildenborough, Kent. I can be easily reached from Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Surrey, Sussex and South East London.

I work with a wide range of relationship and sexual problems. I am also trained in Sensate Focus therapy, which empowers couples to reconnect sexually, in a sensitive and gradual way. My background in District Nursing enables me to connect with people in an understanding and approachable way, enabling clients to explore intimate problems.


Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) English and History of Art

RN(Adult Nursing)

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)

Postgraduate Diploma in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. TCCR (UEL)

MSc in Pychosexual and Relationship Therapy. TCCR (UEL)

After a career in district nursing i trained to become a counsellor and psychotherapist, specialising in couple and psychosexual therapy. I have a special interest in how couples and individuals manage the many challenges and life stages we all face.

I strongly believe that there is not enough help out there for couples to manage problems they may have, and this includes their sexual relationship. Problems that couples experience also impact on any children they might have, and this can cause wider problems for the extended family.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Alienation and Loneliness
Chronic Illness
Problems with step-parenting


Additional information

Individual Therapy:         £60 for fifty minutes

Couple Therapy:             £70 for fifty minutes

Therapy:                         £70 for fifty minutes

If clients have substantial financial problems then I will consider offering lower fees.

When I work

Please enquire about availability.

I am currently offering online therapy via Zoom, FaceTime and by telephone.

Further information

MBACP   (Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

MBSCPC (Member of the British Society for Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy)

COSRT   (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)

I attend study days and workshops regularly, and have supervision with an accredited supervisor.

78 Tonbridge Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9BT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)