James Melvin MBACP

James Melvin MBACP


07976 243791

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07976 243791

About me

  • Finding it hard to cope with difficult emotions?
  • Feeling low or unmotivated?
  • Relationship or family difficulties?
  • Problems at work?

What can I offer you? Time and space for you to talk. A supportive environment where you can think and feel. A collaborative relationship where we work together to help you towards a better understanding of yourself.

I offer therapy that is aimed to give you more self-awareness, improved well-being and the platform for positive change. We can work on specific goals that you set, or talk more generally. I try to understand you and your life experiences and be supportive, non-judgemental and empathic.

My approach I trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I can draw on different psychological theories that include person-centred, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. This means that I can offer a flexible approach based on your unique needs.

Counselling children and young people I also offer counselling for children aged 10 and upwards. I work with children both privately and at a school in North Bristol. I am experienced in counselling children, particularly boys, with a wide range of presenting issues, that might include emotional difficulties or problems at home or at school. I offer the same warm, safe and confidential space when working with children as I do with adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling at The Univeristy of the West of England (UWE)
    This course is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate in Counselling at the City of Bristol College
  • Member of the BACP and I adhere to their Ethical Framework and Code of Conduct

Short courses include:

  • Bereavement (CRUSE bereavement care)
  • Working with Addiction (The Swan Project)
  • Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (The Orchard Foundation)

Therapies offered


  • Initial consultation is FREE
  • Each 50 minute session is £35
  • Six sessions paid for in advance: 10% off
  • I also offer limited places at reduced rates for those on a low wage

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday - Friday 8.00am-8.00pm

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