Anita James MA, Post Grad Dip Cons, Fdap (Accredited), MBACP (Registered)

Anita James MA, Post Grad Dip Cons, Fdap (Accredited), MBACP (Registered)



07813 198131

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About me

Why counselling?
Psychotherapy can help us to gain perspective on our problems and find solutions that are right for us. If this were an easy process, counselling would not only be unnecessary, but not even exist. It does because, for thousands of years, talking has enabled human beings to work through and find resolutions to their problems.

What counselling can achieve for you
Working in counselling can help you to achieve clarity on what both the problem and the desired outcome of therapy is. All of our problems are different, as are all of our solutions, but through the safety of the therapeutic relationship that psychotherapy offers, I can support your natural resilience during stressful times to help you gain a healthy perspective on your problems, and find the resources to cope, and to deal effectively, with difficult issues.

I have trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques and have an in depth knowledge of the problems caused by alcohol and substance misuse, eating disorders, addictive behaviours and the stress, anxiety and depression that can arise through our struggles to cope with life.

Why Counselling with me?
I practice according to the ethics and guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which ensures you will be counselled in an environment that is safe, professional, confidential, non-judgmental and supportive.

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling with an Integrative approach, which allows me to bring a variety of skills and techniques into sessions to meet your needs and requirements.

I deal with a large variety of issues (as listed further below), and also specialise in addictions (substance and behavioural), eating disorders, OCD, anxiety, relationships, anger issues, low self-esteem (including body image) bereavement and trauma.

I work with adult individuals, couples and groups, and have been able to help the people I work with make a very real difference to their lives. I would be delighted to help you do the same.

Please feel free to contact me by phone, email or text if you would like to book an assessment session to discuss your needs, or for further information about how I might be able to help you.

Anita James
MA, FDAP (Accred), MBACP (Reg)

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Accredited Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • Registered Member (accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory – Person Centred
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills – Person Centred
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills – Psychodynamic


  • 5 years experience on the Addiction Treatment Programme at the Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Essex
  • 5 years experience of one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy in agency and private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sex addiction


My fee’s are as follows:

Initial Assessment session - £30

Personal counselling sessions thereafter - £60

Personal counselling sessions for counselling/psychotherapy student who require counselling as part of their training - £30

Group/family therapy rates are dependent on size of group

Counselling sessions are one hour in duration

Maps & Directions

Brentwood, CM13
Southend-on-Sea, SS1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Mondays and Tuesdays in Ingrave near Brentwood Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and Saturday mornings in Southend-on-Sea

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