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

About me

You’ve been really down recently because you're battling that challenge you’ve been facing for a long time. At the moment you can’t talk to your friends, loved ones or family about it because your concerned that they may see you as being weak, a failure, helpless or not good enough. You try to convince yourself that a man shouldn’t be bothered by an issue like this, but this makes it worse because you keep beating yourself up. You bottle things up to either the point where you feel like you might explode or your energy drains away and you just want to give up.

As a man myself, I know that reaching out and asking for help isn’t the easiest thing to do at times. And I also know that for you to have gotten to this point things are seemingly pretty bad right now. Here is some good news. I’ve helped many men who are facing a similar situation to the one you are battling currently and I’ve supported them to achieve some or more of the following goals:

  • Discovering hope for a brighter future
  • Developing their confidence and mental strength to manage life’s challenges.
  • Communication tools to re-build bridges with partners, family and friends
  • Finding life purpose, direction and meaning

Hi, my name is James and I have a lot of respect for you because I think it takes real courage to reach out and ask for help. Please don’t delay, contact me now to start getting your life back on track, you’ll be so glad you did.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited diploma in Counselling (2012), The Gestalt Centre, London
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (2017), London Metropolitan University.

Member organisations



£20 for the first consultation

£40 for subsequent consultation

Discount available for student counsellors

Further information

Here are a few frequently asked questions that my clients have had in the past:

Will I be judged?

No. I can offer you a safe space which is free from judgements and where you are encouraged to be yourself. My attitude towards working with you emphasises acceptance, empathy, authenticity and compassion.

How can regular consultations help me?

My clients have found that weekly sessions with me have helped in numerous ways.

  • They’ve had a space to unburden their problems and get things off their chests
  • They’ve developed more acceptance and compassion for themselves which increases their sense of calm and security
  • They’ve found new solutions, insights, realisations and outlooks
  • They’ve experimented with different tools, strategies and techniques until they have found one that works for them.
  • They’ve re-connected with who they really are and discovered the inner resources to overcome their challenges.

What if you tell me that there is no hope or I can't be helped?

I understand that at times things can feel pretty bleak and low, where it seems like nothing is going your way. However, I believe that there is always hope. I also think that if you decide I’m not the right person for you, then there is someone that can offer you the help that you are looking for.

How do I start?

Contact me today using the details above and book an initial consultation.

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


Various daytime and evening sessions available, please enquire

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme