Hi! How can I help you?
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...
"We humans are the only creatures for whom our own existence is the problem"
(I Yalom, 2008)
Yes?... We're troubled by ourselves, aren't we? We're conscious of the world around us, and of our place in it. And with that comes anxiety - am I good enough? Will I be liked? Why am I here? I'm afraid of living/dying.... I'm afraid of what's going on in the world - climate change, political change...
The toughest aspect of this common human experience of existential anxiety is that we face much of it alone... We imagine there's no one we can share it with - even though we all have those feelings (unless we're very good at denying them).
"The antidote to much anguish is sheer connectedness." (Yalom, 2008) A good relationship allows us to get close to someone and to share our fears. In connecting, we realise we're not so alone. It's less painful.
The therapy space is built for that kind of safe, connecting encounter.
Get in touch if you feel you need 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."