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Angela Higgins, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi and thank you for looking at my profile. I began my career as a befriender working with clients who had a range of issues as a result of the troubles in NI including; stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, domestic/sexual abuse, other. Working with these clients their fortitude inspired me to commence my career as a counsellor .
My training was in Carl Rodger Person Centered, whose core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard remain at the heart of all my work, however, this approach did not suit the work I needed to do with clients and as a result a lot of my work involves the cognitive behavioural model, but I use other modalities as needed to meet the needs of my clients.

During my 22 year career I have worked as an addictions counsellor for 10 years, 4 of these in a local prison. My experience includes work with concerns including; panic attacks, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, domestic/sexual abuse, stress, trauma,/PTSD, bereavement, anger management, domestic violence male/female., ex-prisioners, other.

During the last ten years I have trained in Reiki, Sound Healing, Reflexology, and Indian Head Massage and continue to explore healing modalites that are of benefit to clients overall wellbeing.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Body image, Chronic pain illness and disability, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

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Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #27387


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Angela Higgins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I am very fortunate to have Angela as my therapist. She really listens to what I have to say and helps me understand how to deal with issues I am currently dealing with. She always checks in with me between sessions just to see if I am alright, and always replies to my messages when I contact her. I think she is great!

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Angela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Angela is a good therapist. I trust her and her judgement.

Written on Aug 26, 2023 after therapy with Angela for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and anger management