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Counselling Near Me Leicester

Counselling In Leicester and Wigston, Near to Oadby and Knighton

Nic Higham counselling leicester

You have probably found this site because you are struggling with depression, anxiety symptoms, or some other difficult experience related to your emotional wellbeing and mental health. You are not alone: many people face challenges with social anxiety, panic attacks, loneliness, anger or relationship problems.

We all have mental health and the state of our psychology has a big impact on our lives. Talking to a skilled, caring, qualified counselor can help. You don’t have to have a diagnosis, any identifiable symptoms, or a mental illness. Many people benefit from mental health services, self-care activities, free counselling or private counseling at some point in their lives. We’re all human and life isn’t always easy.

My name is Nic Higham and I am a male counsellor based in Leicester and Wigston, offering counselling to both men and women. I’m the author of a mindfulness / nonduality book. I am based at a Leicester counselling centre called ‘Leicester Centre for Psychodymanic Counselling’. In my private counselling practice, I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches and offer bespoke sessions for each client meaning the work we do evolves accordingly with the unique experience of each person. I’m not a psychologist or psychoanalyst. While you won’t be analysed, diagnosed or tested, counseling (or therapy) is a form of helping which values and seeks to identify people’s innate internal resources, coping abilities and strengths. It is confidential and judgment free and based on the principle of empowerment.

I have a counselling room in Leicester City Centre, and one in Wigston, close to Knighton and Oadby

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Professional Qualifications:
– Level 4 Higher National Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
– Level 3 Certificate In Counselling Skills
– Foundation Course in Groupwork (Group Analysis / Group Analytic Psychotherapy)
– Results Life Coach
– Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
– Neurological Re-patterning
– Ericksonian Hypnosis

Professional Membership:
– Individual Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

– I’m also a member of the spirituality and private practice divisions of BACP

Cost of Counseling

The initial counselling session is free. There’s no obligation after your first session to book in further contracted counselling sessions. You may also consider asking your GP about free counselling in Leicester on the NHS.

If you’d like to arrange a session, please contact me. We can either meet in person at my private practice in either Leicester or Wigston, or by Skype. Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £40.

£30 for further education, university students and unwaged

Please send me a message, along with your contact details, and I will respond to you as soon as I can. If we both feel counselling could help you, we can arrange to meet face-to-face to discuss your difficulties and the possibility of further sessions.


Some of the benefits and outcomes of counselling

  • A confidential and empathic space in which to safely explore your difficulties
  • Relieve your emotional pressure by confidentially talking about your thoughts and feelings
  • Understand who your really are and how and why you relate to those around you
  • Uncover new important insights to help clarify and address your problems
  • Learn to think and feel about yourself in new, helpful ways
  • This sort of support is less about guidance and more about talking to somebody who really listens – judgement free
  • Find inner-resources and strength, discover solutions that are waiting to be found within you
  • Boost your sense of self-worth and self-esteem, explore the sort of person you are and would like to become so you are free to be yourself
  • Get help with specific problems (such as depression counselling, anxiety, anxiety symptoms, panic attacks, social anxiety, relationship and work issues) in the ‘here and now’, and also those that come from the past
  • Work on personal skills, self-awareness and self-knowledge to feel more empowered
    Cope with relationships problems (i.e family, partner, friends or colleagues etc)
  • Find more acceptance of your challenges and take action to change things where you can
  • Live your life in a way that is most meaningful and satisfying to you