James Rye MA (Counselling), Reg. MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

James Rye MA (Counselling), Reg. MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

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8 Grafton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 3HA

01553 673628 / 07590 196500

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8 Grafton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 3HA

01553 673628 / 07590 196500

About me

I have been offering a professional counselling and psychotherapy service at Connections Counselling Ltd in King's Lynn since 1997 and work both with individuals and couples. Most of my clients are local and come face-to-face, but I also work with people from around the country and around the world via the telephone and internet.

I offer a variety of counselling approaches but am committed to starting where the clients are and to working in a way which they feel comfortable with. Broadly speaking I adopt humanistic and cognitive (CBT) approaches.

James Rye Registered Accredited Counsellor

I am reassuringly registered and senior accredited. I also hold an enhanced CRB Certificate.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to work with such an extremely well qualified and experienced therapist in Kings Lynn, because, as many local people can testify, counselling can make such a difference to your life.

A Range of Problems

I work with people with a range of relationship and personal problems including: anxiety, relationship issues, coping with divorce, pre-marriage problems, sexual difficulties, abuse (mental, physical, sexual, spiritual), living with difficult relations (including parents and children), assertiveness, stress, loss, grief, bereavement, redundancy, depression, difficult decision making, addictions, anger management, aggression, conflict, infertility, sexuality, self-image, obsessions (OCD), personality disorders, dependency, avoidance, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How Long?

Most of my clients come once a week or once a fortnight. Some come for between four and ten sessions; others come for a much longer period. You are in control. You attend the number of counselling sessions that seems best for you.


I offer sessions Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00-17:00 and 19:00-20:00.

For clients who want a day-time appointment, I am usually able to fit them in within a week, or a fortnight at most. Although there is more demand for evening appointments, I can usually arrange a first appointment within a fortnight.

Supervision and Training for Therapists

I also offer counselling and psychotherapy clinical supervision for other therapists and deliver counsellor training days for local counselling charities.
For more information on my supervision work visit Counselling Supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr.Accred.) and am a registered Independent Practitioner on the UK's register of counsellors and psychotherapists, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, set up by the Department of Health.

I have:
* Certificate in Transactional Analysis
* Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Albert Ellis Institute, New York)
* Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (University of East Anglia)
* MPhil Education/Cognitive Psychology (University of Nottingham)
* MA Humanistic Counselling Studies (University of Nottingham)
* Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Cambridge)
* Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)
* Foundation Course in Solution-focused Brief Therapy (BRIEF, London)

BACP membership card

In addition to working with individuals who self-refer, I have also worked with a range of Employee Assistance Programmes and Occupational Health Specialists offering fixed term counselling for employees (for example, Argent Rehabilitation, Psycho-Legal-Medical, Employee Advisory Resource, Workplace Options UK, Norwich Union Occupational Health, Retail Trust, Corpore, FirstAssist, The Validium Group, Validium Rehabilitation, Oakdale Services Ltd., East Anglian Ambulance Service, Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, South Norfolk Council, First Eastern Counties Buses, Freebridge Community Housing, Norfolk County Council, Maitland Medical, Bakkavor Meals, Mind Matters, ITV/JeremyKyle, Centrica, King's Lynn Power Station, Wellbeing Solutions Management, NFU Mutual, Rehab@Work Ltd, Army Welfare Service, Curian Medical, MHCO Talking Therapies, Bush & Company Rehabilitation, Moving Minds, Nicholas Hamond Academy, Capita, Insight Healthcare, Health Assured Ltd, Central London Counselling Service Ltd, AXA PPP Healthcare Ltd). I also receive enquiries and referrals from General Practitioners, Solicitors, Social Services, Adoption Agencies, and Charities.

I was formerly (2013-2015) Chair of the Private Practice Division within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Current fees for each 50 minutes session:
Individuals - £35
Couples - £40
Supervision - £40
Organisations - £40

Further information

I also offer a telephone counselling service. For more information look at Dial A Counsellor.

I have written a self-help booklet using CBT for anxiety sufferers. A downloadable PDF version may be obtained from HERE.

Maps & Directions

King's Lynn, PE30 3HA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I work Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00-17:00 and 19:00-20:00.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have been an integrated practitioner since 1997 and have been working as a supervisor since 2008.

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