Joanne Higgins

Joanne Higgins

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS9
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available

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 and Clevedon. 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. I am currently offering telephone sessions due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

My first session

I will always talk to a potential new client by telephone in the first instance. This gives me more of a feel for what their issues may be, and gives the client the opportunity to ask any questions before meeting face to face. 

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

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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