Joanne Higgins

Joanne Higgins

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS9
Sessions from £45.00


About me and my therapy practice

Hello, and welcome. My name is Jo, I am a Registered Counsellor and member of the BACP based in Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol. My practice is integrative influenced mainly by Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches. I strongly believe that the trusting relationship built between Client and Counsellor is at the very heart of therapy, and is therefore, central to my practice. In this relationship I aim to offer you a confidential, safe, non-judgemental, warm space where together we can explore your thoughts and feelings helping you to understand them with a greater sense of meaning.

I have experience of working within the NHS, education settings (age 16+) and mental health charities. I have a specialist interest in Perinatal Mental Health and I am also a practising Registered Midwife.

Acknowledging that you need some help and accessing that help is often a difficult first step to take. Working through issues with a supportive, empathic Counsellor can help you understand your feelings and experiences, identify the changes you would like to make in your life, and give you a sense of hope and direction for the future.

Practice description

I offer face to face work in a practice designated for wellbeing therapies in Westbury-on Trym, I also offer some telephone sessions. Sessions are 60 minutes and are usually offered on the same day each week. I offer open-ended therapy so that your sessions are there for you as long as you may need them.

My first session

I will always talk to a potential new client by telephone in the first instance, this gives us the opportunity to learn a bit more about each other. We will talk about the issues that have brought you to counselling and what you would like to gain from your sessions. I will also outline how I work and give you some more information about the way I practice. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have. There is no charge for this initial consultation.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy