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James Schindler-Ord BSc - Registered Member MBACP

Totnes TQ9 & Newton Abbot TQ12

About me

During the COVID-19 pandemic I am offering sessions online via Zoom or by phone, please get in touch for more info or to book a session.

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

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology


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

*Student concessions available

Further information

Evening sessions available.
Ample parking.

Room DS014
Dartington Space
Dartington Hall

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

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Afternoon, evening and limited weekend sessions available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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James Schindler-Ord BSc - Registered Member MBACP

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