I work online: I can offer you sessions via Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom.
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.
What I can help you with
I've worked a lot with people experiencing
- panic attacks
- relationship issues
- bereavement and loss
- identity issues
- communication issues
- wanting more from life
- alcohol issues
- marriage issues
- ecological grief
- death anxiety
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 curiousity we can develop insight and resilience.
I charge £50 per session (50 minutes) for individual work; couples work is £60 per 60 minute session.
"I am in a really good place, and feel like you have given me the tools to change my negative thought patterns, and open myself up to new feelings and experiences.
I cannot stress enough how helpful and compassionate you have been throughout this process - and I can only thank you so much."
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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
"You've been SO supportive to me through this last year - I really don't know how I'd have got through without that!"
- JH (Counselling Supervisee)
Love, kindness, and how hard it is!
Life for so many of us is so intense just now, and it's ramping up - whether it's work pressures, money concerns, family wellbeing, climate anxiety... These concerns can grind away at us, sometimes consciously and explicitly, sometimes in the background, but either way eroding our wellbeing and our capacity - to be kind to each other.
How to be kind? Sometimes our kindness can be more for others than for ourselves; we put out more than we've got to spare: we end up depleted, stressed, unhappy...
So - we need to put kindness to ourselves first. That's about being gentle with our 'bad' side: who ever got better by beating themselves up? Who ever bullied themselves into being nice and kind?!
Kindness to self can be hard to do - hence the common expression, "I'm my own worst enemy".
So: try this: put your hands on your chest, across your heart area. Say, "I am loved". Repeat. Over and over. Notice any difference. Practice in quiet moments, like when going to sleep at night. Try it when stressed, or low, or unhappy.
The repetition and the noticing the difference is what makes this effective. There's a whole psychological/physiological explanation for how this works which I can tell you about if you want more help with this.
"Supervision sits at the heart of all therapy." (Andrew Reeves, BACP, 2018)
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."