Hi I'm James and thanks for taking the time to view my bio. For the past nine years I have worked as a drug and alcohol professional and have met and worked with clients from vastly different backgrounds and life experiences.
In a changing world I firmly believe that it is of vital importance that i take the time to learn and update my own training and knowledge base so as to offer the best possible service for my clients.
Throughout my professional life I have seen the positive effects that counselling can have. The ability to discuss personal problems and issues in a judgemental and safe environment can help people to come to terms with their situations and provide much needed clarity in times of darkness and confusion.
I firmly believe that counselling should be as open and available to as many people as possible and it is for that reason that I have attempted to keep my fees to a minimum and to also offer an on-line counselling service.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to the BACP ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
Core Competence Framework in Drug/Alcohol misuse (DANNOS)
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression.
Neurobiology of Addiction
Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT skills check and signposting
Auricular acupuncture for substance misuse
Substance misuse and parenting
Protection from abuse and maintaining professional boundaries
Chairing/managing child protection conferences
Safetalk suicide alertness for everyone
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
standard session (60 mins) £30
Online counselling is also available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available most evenings and weekends. Please feel free to contact me via email or on my mobile and I'll be happy to work out a time to meet that is convient to you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|