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Patricia Higgs. Relationship Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist

Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 9BT
01732 838913 01732 838913 07772 112039 07772 112039

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:- Trishahiggscounselling.org.

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.


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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.

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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

BACP

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.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Ageing
Alienation and Loneliness
Chronic Illness
Loss
Problems with step-parenting

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

Fees

Individual Therapy:         £60 for fifty minutes

Couple Therapy:             £70 for fifty minutes

Psychosexual
Therapy:                         £70 for fifty minutes

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

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
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Please enquire about availability.

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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