The Space To Create

Welcome to The Space to Createwith Katie Higginson

The services I provide include:

One to one Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children, Young People and Adults

Parent Coaching


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“Like a lotus flower, you too have the ability to grow”

About me

I have 20 years’ experience of working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in a range of settings. I work with all age groups. My approach is relational, person-centred, integrative and creative.

Carl Rogers once said ‘We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy...yet listening of this very special kind is one of the most potent forces for change that I know’. This quote explains what is at the heart of my work, and I seek to support all who wish to gain a better understanding of the challenges they are facing and experiencing.

As well as face to face counselling, I also offer online video and telephone counselling. I also offer tele-play therapy for children using video calling.

To help people get a better understanding and insight into what they are experiencing as well as talking therapy I use creative methods. Sometimes when it’s difficult to put into words what someone is feeling I invite them to use sand, images or metaphors to support them.

Services I offer

Child Therapy

I am an experienced Child Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have worked as a Primary School Counsellor and in Private Practice for over 10 years.

Developmentally children aren’t able to articulate feelings in a way an adult can. Very often when children can’t cope with strong feelings they will act out, and often these behaviours are signs that your child is not feeling safe and is in need of support and could benefit from counselling. I use different methods to help children express how they are feeling. These methods include the use of play, sand, art, story and other creative arts. This is done in safe environment and the focus is on the child, helping them to feel safe, explore, learn and grow.

As well as face to face I offer online play therapy using numerous techniques to support the child. When working with a child I also work with parents/carers, and they can be present during sessions if the child so wishes. Very often parents think they have done something wrong, and I feel it is important to support them through their experience. This will be discussed at the initial appointment.


Adolescence is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement and creativity. It can also be a turbulent period of human development.

There are many changes and transitions which occur during this time, and it can present challenges to teenagers in the way they think, act, feel and perceive the world. This can be a worrying and upsetting time for the adults surrounding them as they can be the last people teenagers feel they can talk to or confide in. Dan Siegel, a pioneer in the field of adolescent brain development refers to it ‘as a period of intense emotions, with a desire to try out new behaviours and risk taking as well as a time of creative exploration’.

However, it’s not always easy or straightforward to work through this period. Stresses, pressures and upsets can happen and present difficulties for the young person. In Counselling, Katie will support the young person by using talking therapy, as well as pro-active and psychoeducational methods. Other creative ways such as the use of art, image or metaphor can also be helpful.


I have vast experience of working with adults in both short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy who have presented with a range of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, bereavement and addictions. I have also worked with individuals who have experienced early childhood trauma as well as complex trauma throughout their lifetime. I am a trauma informed therapist which means I have a deep understanding of the potential impact of trauma on an individual.

Whether it is a current or present-day problem or issue which you have encountered counselling can help. I have met with many adult clients who have felt that they didn’t deserve or feel good enough to have a space where they could talk about their feelings and have felt that they must continue on and achieve even though they are finding life difficult.

Whatever the issue, I offer you a confidential, non-judgemental space where you will be accepted and encouraged to explore your issues.

Parent Coaching

Parenting provides many challenges and sometimes parents may not know where to turn. Power struggles can be exhausting and watching your child struggle with life stressors is painful.

I have 20 years’ experience of working with Children, Young People and their Parents. In that time, I have provided parents with resources, strategies and skills to enhance their relationship with their children. On numerous occasions I have helped them understand the underlying issues which are contributing to these struggles. All behaviours have a meaning and sometimes when parents are in the middle of a challenge, they can’t see that. I help parents to understand what potentially is going on with their child. In my experience it is always helpful to make parents aware of their own reactions and taking a pause before responding can help to reframe the difficulty and recognise so much more is sometimes going right than going wrong.

To arrange a meeting, you can phone or email me and from there I will set up a meeting with you either by telephone or video. Face to Face is also a possibility and that can be discussed.


My aim in supervision is to offer supervisees a space in which they can explore and support their client’s work as well as having a focus on the supervisee’s development.

My integrative supervision practice offers a range of creative and expressive methods. I use action techniques from psychodrama. I am a Child Psychotherapist and have over 10 years’ experience of working within the school system and I welcome supervisees who are currently working in this context.

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If you are interested in any of my services or have any questions, don't hestiate to either leave your number here or give me a call.


The Space To Create

with Katie Higginson