Samantha Higginson (MBACP) BSc, MSc, Dip. Integrative Psychotherapist
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy ( Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University )
- Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling ( Metanoia Institute )
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My experience and training as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist allows me to work with wide range of psychological issues and I would be happy to arrange an initial session to discuss your personal difficulties at this time and how we may be able to work together.
Previous to my training I have 20 years experience in the healthcare industry , more specifically in the NHS and private maternity hospitals and therefore hold some key areas of addition interest in :
vaginismus | fertility issues | IVF journeys and support | bereavement & baby loss | pregnancy anxiety & depression | fear of childbirth (tokophobia) | emotional birth preparation | emotional birth trauma | PTSD following pregnancy or childbirth | birth reflection | supportive birth de-briefing | postnatal anxiety | postnatal depression | life re-adjustment | identity crisis | sexual issues | parenting problems | family and relationship problems ( including single parent conceptions, surrogacy, separations, co-parenting and divorce ).
Healthcare worker anxiety , stress , depression , grief , trauma, PTSD & burn out.
£60 per 50 minute , weekly session
I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for those who can’t afford my usual charge. These are allocated on a case by case basis - please contact me for more details. ( currently filled )
Im currently offering reduced fees to NHS and front-line workers during the Covid-19 pandemic
Concessions offered for
Please note: during the Covid-19 pandemic I am primarily working with clients remotely, via video or telephone.
I work with both :
Short term ( 6 - 12 sessions ) counselling
Long term ( 12 + sessions ) psychotherapy