Hi, my name is James and I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor. I offer counselling sessions for individual clients, relationship counselling for couples and supervision for counsellors.
It can feel a daunting prospect to take the step into counselling, however the benefits can be life changing. You need not feel alone with difficult and fearful emotions, the process of counselling offers a confidential space where you can feel safe to explore anything that might be troubling you. Your situation and feelings are unique to you, I will not judge you nor tell you what to do, but will listen and support you in finding the right path that suits you and your life. Counselling can help build confidence and self-esteem and when working with couples can help build communication and understanding. I am passionate and committed to helping all my clients work towards a more comfortable sense of emotional well-being. I will work alongside you, guided by whatever you want to explore and any changes you would like to make.
I have extensive experience of working with addiction both privately and within residential settings. If the use of alcohol, drugs or medication is affecting your life in a negative way, asking for help can be a challenging prospect. A safe, confidential and professional space where assistance is available, may help you feel ready to make the changes needed to begin living life free from addiction. You will be supported non-judgmentally and we will work at your own pace to explore the issues relating to your addiction and your responses to life.
My training and experience-
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Certificate in Supervision from Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy. As part of my private practice I have worked for North Staffs Mind counselling adult clients, a secure school counselling 11 to 16-year-old’s and as a school counsellor at a local secondary school. I currently work for a Wrexham based drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation centre. I have current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance and have an up-to-date Child Safeguarding Certificate.
I am an accredited registered member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) and abide by their ethical framework to offer the best service possible.
Continual personal and professional development-
Safe Talk, Clients and Their Medication. (MIND), Excellence in Practice. Working Therapeutically in The Criminal Justice System (Durham University), Anxiety and Panic Attacks (MIND), Working with Trauma (Manchester institute of Psychotherapy), Working with Attachment (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy), Safeguarding Children (Dove Service), Understanding Suicidal Clients (MIND), Working with Asperger's Syndrome (MIND), Certificate in Supervision. (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
Issues I can help with include but are not limited to-
Abuse, Addictions, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Asperger's syndrome, Bereavement, Depression, Domestic violence, Drug abuse, Emotional Abuse, Family issues, HIV and Aids, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Relationship issues, Couples Counselling, Self-harm, Stress, Sex addiction, Trauma, Suicidal thoughts, Work related stress. Addiction and 12 step new recovery counselling (Drug and alcohol)
Individual counselling from £35.00 1-hour session.
New recovery counselling (Drug and Alcohol) from £35.00 1-hour session.
Couples counselling from £50.00 1.5-hour session.
EAP's, Insurance or business referrals, first session £50.00 1-hour session. Subsequent sessions £45.00 1-hour session. Supervision from £35.00 1 hour session.
Appointments available daytime, evenings and weekends. Call or text- 07932160750