Hi! How can I help you?
Right now, I can offer you sessions via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom. Stay safe!
How is it for you - the lockdown?
For some people, this is an unprecedented time of stress: working from home; children off school and needing attention (or even schooling!); struggling for time out from conflicting demands; confined space and difficult relationships; anxieties about income; futures... There are other people currently thrown back upon themselves, with less structure, fewer contacts with others, more time to reflect, or brood, too much solitude... Yet others are finding this time out is challenging them about who they are - what life is for - what really matters...
And you? How is it for you? Are you looking for help? Can I offer you the reflective space you need to meet the lockdown challenges?
You know how it is...
Life can be challenging sometimes. Painful, even. You can feel so flummoxed that there must be someone to help you sort it out, to help you find a way forward. So what can I do for you?
It starts with listening. With being heard and understood. Deeply. Then we can begin to see clearly what the options are - choices, challenges, changes...
I'm Klaus Heinrich...
After graduating in Psychology in Leicester (1973), I gained a teaching qualification, taught, and later studied with the British Association of Psychotherapists (1979-82).
I've been working in Leicester and Leicestershire as an accredited counsellor/psychotherapist since 1986; accredited supervisor since 2001; life coach since 2007. I've lived in Kibworth since 2004. I've worked privately and in secondary, further and higher education. They have been great places for me to learn about diversity, different abilities, and anti-discriminatory practice.
I do my therapy/counselling/life coaching/supervision from home in Kibworth (LE8), 10 miles South East of Leicester and within easy reach (and on bus routes) from Leicester, Market Harborough, Oadby, Great Glen, Fleckney, Wigston and surrounding villages.
What I can help you with
I've worked a lot with people experiencing
Counselling or therapy gives us the chance to stop and get curious about feelings we'd rather avoid. What's this anxiety about..? What's triggered this ‘depression'? etc. From this curiosity we can develop insight and resilience.
Rates and access
I charge £50 per session (50 minutes) for individual work; couples work is £60 per 60 minute session.
My practice is on the ground floor, but I don't have a ground floor loo, just in case you have mobility issues.
"The best technique I learned from you was the "safe place" - it allowed me to remember happier times and prove that I could get back to that. More than any techniques though was just having someone who would listen and understand how I was feeling, and accept what I was saying without always having to justify why that was the case."
"The masterfully simple way that you have steered me towards an inner calm / balance, greater awareness and an evolving compassion is awesome and I'm extremely grateful."
“I had social anxiety regarding an upcoming teaching role. Klaus respectfully and methodically attended to my concerns and taught me how to apply EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Since this single consultation with him, there has only been one occasion wherein I needed to briefly apply the ‘tapping technique’ because I have otherwise felt confident and in control of my anxiety. This is a skill Klaus has taught me for life.”
- Andrew M. PhD
"Today was immensely helpful to me feeling some serenity with the workspace. I feel more professional again and less overwhelmed with the dynamics. You also did some GREAT modelling, for me to think about in my work with clients."
Try this at home!
Just - right now - close your eyes for a moment. Take a deep breath. Spend a few moments scanning yourself from the inside - from the ends of your toes to the crown of your head, be aware of yourself.
Notice your breath coming and going; notice any tension anywhere, any discomfort in your posture... Notice any feeling(s) you're experiencing...
Let's call this experience you've just checked in to your state in this moment.
Now - without getting too analytical, would you say this was a good, pleasant state, or not?
The common experience is that if we're not alert to it, we default into negativity of one sort or another - brooding on what's happened, going over an old conversation, moaning internally about someone, or an aspect of our lives, worrying about something in the future or somewhere else... Sound familiar? Hey, it's just human!
But it doesn't have to be like this! Read on...
Feelings: "Positive" - "Negative" - "Natural"?
The inclination most of us have in our culture is to think about our feelings in terms of whether we like them or not. If we don't like what we're feeling - eg. pain, anger - we try to get rid: by denying, avoiding, getting addicted, blaming others... We try to do this with what we come to think of as all "negative" emotions.
"Positive" emotions on the other hand we try to hang on to or get more of - joy, happiness, thrill, calm...
How well does this "management" of feelings work - for you, for any of us?
It's a struggle, right?
Basically, we're trying to edit our experience. Our experience of being human, on this planet, with all the ups, downs, thrills and spills of this world.
Suppose we were to take a different attitude to what we're experiencing? Instead of fighting ourselves to change how we feel, suppose we learned to be with it, see it as passing through us as we stand in a bigger view? Learn to be bigger than these passing feelings, living by our values, able to watch ourselves, and move along the way through our lives?
I can help you with this...
Experienced counsellor/therapist, looking for supervision? Check out my supervision page.
"Klaus helped me to gain confidence in my own skills as a therapist, by using the supervisory relationship to explore how I could draw upon all aspects of my previous therapy/counselling trainings. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a knowledgeable and experienced counsellor and supervisor."