James Phillips MA Registered Member MBACP UKCP reg.
64 Great Eastern St
020 7749 9111 / 07971 447 591
I trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist because I believe in people, and believe in their potential. It is such a privilege to be able to help my clients get in touch with that potential, and to watch them grow and experience greater fulfilment in their lives. My original training was in an approach called psychosynthesis, and my practice is now mainly informed by Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT), an umbrella term for a family of related approaches that are evidence-based, and aim to help you quickly achieve deep and lasting resolution of your issues. You may be struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, family issues; you may have lost your sense of direction or purpose. Whatever your issues, working together in collaborative partnership, we can get to the deepest, underlying root causes of your issues and resolve them, freeing you to live your full potential
It can be scary for many people to take that initial step to contact a counsellor or therapist, but most people who do so find the journey of therapy deeply rewarding. What's more, therapy works! Research demonstrates consistently that people are better off after therapy. Research also increasingly is telling us how and why it works. (If you are interested, I have more information about the research findings on my website: www.jptherapy.com) I keep up to date with the research and aim to do what works in our sessions, because I am committed, working to the best of my ability, to help you get the results you want from our work.
If you feel you would like to explore the possibility of working with me, please call or email me to arrange an initial assessment session. That's your chance to tell me a bit about what brings you to therapy, and to get a feel for whether or not you would like us to work together. I'll be very happy to hear from you.
My practice is located in Central London, near Old St tube, Liverpool St tube and mainline services, and Shoredicth High St London Overground station.
Please click on my website link (above) for more details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Psychotherapy, as well as a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), and abide by its code of ethics. I am also a registered member of UKCP, (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.)
I am passionately committed to my ongoing professional development, and to that end I continue to study and train so that I might offer you the very best service possible. My work is especially influenced by my study of EDT (Experiential Dynamic Therapy), an umbrella term for a number of evidence-based approaches designed to accelerate the process of therapy and effect deep and lasting change.
I have several years' experience, working with a wide range of clients.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Please contact me for my current hourly rate. Some concessionary rates are also available, so please do enquire.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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