Samantha Higgins (Evergreen Counselling) MBACP MNCS(Accred)
At this uncertain time I am offering Skype/telephone and FaceTime sessions.
Hello and Welcome to Evergreen Counselling. I started Evergreen for those individuals who feel that something is lacking within their lives; like a connection, somewhere has been lost. Maybe you feel that you are 'stuck' in a pattern that keeps repeating itself and it may feel that you are carrying a metaphorical weight around with you. Or have you gone through a traumatic time and are finding it hard to cope? It takes courage to seek therapy and I commend you for taking this important step.
How can Counselling Help?
Whatever has brought you to my page; I aim to give you the space to talk and be listened to with empathic understanding and care. Counselling works best when the client is heard and supported in a non-judgemental environment, giving you the time to discover and hear your own thoughts and feelings in safe and comfortable surroundings. Therapy can help you view yourself with more awareness and in doing so help you to find contentment in your life.
I am an Integrative therapist which means that I view the person holistically, as a whole, acknowledging the different levels of functioning we present to the world around us. Integrative practice brings together elements of different schools of theory allowing adaptability to the individual. The therapeutic relationship is seen as paramount in Integrative counselling as this is where the client is able to feel safe enough to explore what is going on for them and the counsellor is able to best adapt to the clients needs, set within a boundaried framework set by both parties.
I am able to work collaboratively with you at your pace and focus on what you need to in the timeframe you would like. I believe that everyone is individual and as such cannot squeeze into a 'one size fits all' approach. If you are ready to take the next step towards counselling, please call or email me and we can arrange an initial session. I look forward to hearing from you.
What can I expect on the first session?
This is to see if you are happy with the way I work and if you would like to have me as your counsellor. There is some paperwork to go through as well.
I am fully qualified, insured and registered Counsellor with the BACP and Accredited with the NCS and adhere to their ethical frameworks.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling Practice
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling
- Cruse Foundation Course in Bereavement
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Working in varied fields of therapy has enabled me to work with Bereavement, Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual abuse, trauma, Relationship Problems, Low self esteem, Low self confidence, family issues, Addiction Recovery and Abortion among many other areas. Part of my work as a therapist is to undertake ongoing personal and professional development which includes supervision.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 Initial Consultation 45 Minutes face to face.
From £40 per Session 1 Hour face to face.
Skype/FaceTime/Telephone Counselling £35 per Hour.
Please contact me for more details