James Schindler-Ord BSc - Registered Member MBACP

James Schindler-Ord BSc - Registered Member MBACP

Room DS014
Dartington Space
Dartington Hall

The Dartmoor Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy
20 Courtenay Park Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2HB

01803 554 982 / 07794 899 028

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About me

I have over a decade of experience working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups of all ages. I support my clients who bring a broad range of issues by using gentle yet powerful techniques that help them discover healthy strategies for coping. I see counselling and therapeutic work as a collaborative process in which the client brings her or his experiences in both a conscious and an unconscious way and I bring my awareness, my experience and my respectful curiosity.

I use a broadly humanistic, integrative approach developed principally from three sources, Gestalt and Body Process Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Gestalt Therapy is an experiential therapy and centres on the individual’s experience in the here and now, the relationship between the therapist and client, the circumstances in which these things take place, and the adjustments people make as a result of the situation. Gestalt Therapy is holistic and emphasises personal responsibility.

Body Process Psychotherapy is based on the work of Reich, Pierrakos, Dychwald and Lowen among others. It works on the principle that our experiences are captured in the character of our bodies as we go through our lives. In becoming aware of these character structures a person can begin to release trapped energies and harness those energies for use in more productive ways such as creativity and self development.

CBT is a structured approach which aims to get to the bottom of problems relating to dysfunctional emotions, behaviours and thoughts. This is achieved through the exploration of negative thoughts with a client followed by more goal-oriented sessions in which clients are taught techniques which they can then apply to everyday life.

Call me on 01803 554 982 or 07794 899 028, both lines are private office lines (not personal or home lines) and messages can be left 24/7, you are also welcome to contact me by text message on the mobile number or use the 'Email me' link at the top of the page. If I am not available straight away I will of course endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Couple & Relationship Counselling
  • Diploma in Creative CBT
  • Diploma in Clinical & Creative Supervision
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Body Process Psychotherapy - NCFE Level 6)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 4)
  • Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 3)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (Gestalt - CPCAB Level 2)

I attend courses and workshops in order to enhance my work and understanding, these have included:

  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression & CBT
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
  • Gender Variant Children & Trans Adolescents
  • Pip Wilson Blob Tree Workshop
  • Working With Angry Clients
  • Working With Anger In Children & Young People
  • Working With Clients Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse
  • Working With Clients Who Self Harm
  • Working With Children & Young People Who Self Harm
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Children & Domestic Violence
  • Preventing Murder & Serious Harm Within Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Working With Perpetrators Of Domestic Violence
  • Bereavement
  • Child Protection
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Focussing
  • Confidentiality
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Emergency First Response
  • Psychopharmacology and Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Individuals: £50 per hour*
Couples: £50 per hour
Supervision: £50 per hour*

*Student concessions available

Further information

Evening sessions available.
Ample parking.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 6EN
Newton Abbot, TQ12 2HB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Afternoon, evening and limited weekend sessions available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision is a requirement for therapists, however it can also be an enriching arena for personal and professional development.

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