James Harris

James Harris

The George Hurd Centre
Audley Way
SS14 2FL

07943 824535

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The George Hurd Centre
Audley Way
SS14 2FL

07943 824535

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Need support in changing your life for the better? Improve Your Life Counselling can help, so you can start smiling again

You’re considering finding a counsellor because something is troubling you. You may be experiencing troubling emotions on a consistent basis including unhappiness, anger, anxiety, guilt, loneliness, inadequacy, frustration, hurt, overwhelm or loss.

Sometimes it can be challenging to share worrying thoughts, emotions, ideas and sensations with close friends or family. Counselling can offer you a confidential space where you can unburden your problems and gain a different perspective. Counselling also offers you a great opportunity to increase your self-awareness. A developed sense of yourself is a vital quality to nurture as it empowers you to make choices which enhance the quality of your life and those you care about.

Contact James at Improve Your Life Counselling today and book your initial session, you'll be so glad you did

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling, The Gestalt Centre, London

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


20 pounds for the initial session. 40 pounds for subsequent sessions. Concessions are available, please enquire.

Further information

At Improve Your Life Counselling the primary counsellor is James Harris. James is a highly professional and qualified counsellor. Since graduating with a BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling at the Gestalt Centre (London) he has worked with a range of clients from different cultural backgrounds and a variety of emotional, psychological and wellbeing challenges. These have included depression, anger, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, disability, low self-esteem & self-worth, redundancy and stress. James gained this experience from working with clients at a prodigious London University, a Not-For-profit charity and with private clients.

Prior to his counselling training, James spent 10+ years working within the corporate sector within a variety of management roles. He has also accumulated over 15 years’ experience as a volunteer with various groups where he has worked on a range of projects including; running a mentoring service, conducting research with focus groups and organising activity events.  Some might say that this work is far removed from counselling. However, James truly believes that the skills training, structure and discipline gained during this time has made a significant contribution towards his success as a counsellor. It has allowed James to expand his view of the world, outside of the counselling room.

James considers these five core qualities define him as a counsellor:
1. Unique perspective – the ability to offer a unique view or insight
2. Attuning – an ability to adjust and bring himself into harmony with someone else’s world in order to truly understand what their life is like
3. Authenticity – an ability to be genuine, honest and trust worthy
4. Resourceful – An Ability to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations
5. Articulate - an ability to express himself in clear and expressive language

With  his background in the corporate sector, his adventures as a volunteer and his experience of counselling a range of clients, James has gained a wealth of life skills and knowledge. He is confident that he can offer you a professional, accepting, non-judgmental, empathic, respectful, and honest and trust worthy therapeutic relationship.

Maps & Directions

Basildon, SS14 2FL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Face-to-face sessions: 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday’s. Telephone sessions: Monday’s 2pm to 9pm, Wednesday’s 8am to 2pm, Friday’s 9am to 6pm, Saturday’s 9am to 12pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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