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Pauline Higham, Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE18 2DJ 01162 203945 01162 203945 07952 025332 07952 025332 Registered / Accredited
Leicester, Leicestershire, LE18 2DJ

About me

During this time of national emergency I can offer phone or online appointments. I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist and counsellor. I offer concessions to low income groups and key workers.


My service

I have nearly 25 years experience of working in the field of mental health and know the territory well. I know what it is to feel lost, confused about life and relationships, to feel  anxious or depressed. I can offer a space to talk in confidence and work to understand your life and circumstances which may have brought you to look at this website.

Qualification and Professional memberships

  • I am a qualified Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist
  • I am a Professional Member of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy
  • I am a registered member of the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) in the Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis section.
  • I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

Contact

Please contact me by email or phone to arrange an initial appointment to meet to discuss the issues that have led you to seek help from a therapist. Sessions last for 50 minutes and I see people between one and four sessions per week as required.

My confidential and private practice is on a frequently served bus route and the bus stop is immediately outside my premises or across the road dependent on which route you take.

The South Wigston rail station is about 15-20 minutes walk from my address. I have an accessible downstairs toilet but unfortunately, do not have wheelchair access.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional background

Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Specialist Practitioner in mental health for many years. As a nurse I became very interested in emotional and childhood  trauma, how self-destructive patterns can develop out of trauma and in relationships. In my professional career I have spent many years researching the possibilities for healing and change that can occur through the use of  the professional therapeutic relationship. I have seen many lives enhanced and changed.

I used my MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice to further develop my understanding of the life changing and life enhancing possibilities in the therapeutic relationship. Prior to this I had acquired a BSc (Hons) in Health Care Practice and also undertook courses and training  in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and group analysis.

I have worked for many years in the NHS and the majority of my NHS career was spent in work at senior nursing level where I worked passionately to  bring about change at every level.

In addition I have gained valuable experience working in the  community with complex mental health difficulties and as a psychotherapist within the NHS.

Overall my passion is to understand and work with the whole of life experience, recognising that there are many factors which go to make us who we are.

Counselling

I have experience in, and can work at every level, whether you want to focus on a specific problem or at a deeper level.

We can talk about this together and come to some understanding of whether you would like to embark on a short course of counselling or a more explorative journey.

Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy

I chose to take up advanced professional training as a Jungian Psychotherapist, using the work of C.G. Jung to develop and enhance my understanding of the life changing possibilities in psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy can help you to understand, explore and speak about the full range of your life experience, and, as such, with the support of the therapeutic relationship, possibilities for healthy change can occur.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

Early childhood trauma

Sexual abuse

Therapies offered

  • Jungian therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

My current fee is £50 per session.

I can offer concessions in payment, subject to personal financial circumstances.

66 Station Road
Wigston
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE18 2DJ

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

Availability

I work Monday to Friday during the day, and have some availability in the evening. I also have limited availability on a Saturday morning.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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01162 203945

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