Clare James UKCP Psychotherapist. MSc In Integrative Psychotherapy. EMDR

Clare James UKCP Psychotherapist.  MSc In Integrative Psychotherapy. EMDR

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Lilac Cottage
Roundstreet Common
Wisborough Green
West Sussex
RH14 0AN

01403 700685 / 07946 250 560

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About me

  • I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist with an MSc in Integrative psychotherapy and a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the Metanoia Training Institute.
  • I also am an Accredited EMDR Consultant and work with clients who have had acute and chronic traumatic experiences.
  • I work with some clients for several weeks, and other clients may need several months and then there are some clients whom I work with for several years.
  • I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, in which you can have an opportunity to reflect upon past and present issues which may be blocking your ability to deal with your daily life.
  • I believe that each person carries an amazing wealth of self-knowledge and wisdom and it sometimes needs another person to support them in finding that part of themselves, and that is where the healing lies.
  • I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important part of the healing process and each person brings their own specialness to our work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (2003)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2003)
  • Diploma in Psychological Counselling (1997)
  • Certificate in Pastoral Counselling (1990)
  • Certificate in Counselling - RSA (1988)
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision (2004)
  • EMDR Accredited Practitioner (2009)
  • Master Practitioner Course in Eating Disorders (2010)
  • Parent-Infant Mental Health Module (2006)
  • How to Teach Baby Massage (2007)
  • Psychological Trauma and the Child (2008)
  • Sensori-Motor Psychotherapy Seminars (2009)
  • PTSD in Preschool Children Seminar (2009)
  • EMDR Masterclass in Treating Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2010)
  • EMDR Conference and Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation (2011)
  • Why Psychotherapy Works-Mindfulness and Mindsight in therapy (2011)
  • EMDR Practitioner with Children & Adolescents (2011)
  • EMDR Consultants Training Course (2012)
  • Working with Veterans EMDR Masterclass (2012)
  • The Power of Non-verbal Communication- In the Talking Cure (2013)
  • Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) (2013)
  • A Masterclass in recent EMDR Research (2013)
  • EUROPE Accredited EMDR Consultant (2014)
  • The Art of EMDR Supervision (2014)
  • Using EMDR with Military Clients (2014)
  • Treating Traumatically traumatised Children (2015)
  • EMDR Specialist Workshop - EMDR and First Responders Emergency Service Personnel (2015)
  • Trauma & The Body: Somatisation & Dissociation (PODS training 2015)
  • Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery (POSD training 2015)
  • When People Hurt Children, What Happens to their Brains? (Dr Martin Teicher 2015)
  • When There are No Words: EMDR for Early Trauma & Neglect in Implicit Memory (Dr Paulsen 2015)
  • Shamanic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy - Confer Conference. London April 2016.
  • EMDR Toolbox- Complex Trauma Workshop - 2 days London Oct 2016
  • Looking Through the Eyes: EMDR & Ego State Therapy Across The Dissociative Continuum - 2 day workshop London October 2016
  • Towards an Embodied Self: Somatic Methods for EMDR Practitioners. 2 day workshop London October 2016.
  • EMDR Consultants' Supervision training day - Jan 2017.
  • EMDR Conference - London March 24 & 25th 2017
  • Trauma & Attachment International seminar - London 12 -14th May 2017.


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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • I am a Europe EMDR Accredited Consultant. In my practice, I work with many different kinds of Trauma using EMDR, especially PTSD, and Complex Trauma, which is often associated with childhood abuses and neglect of various kinds.
  • I also work with clients who have chronic pain or who have developed physical symptoms which do not appear to have a medical cause.
  • I also work with clients with Relationship difficulties such as divorce, separation, parenting problems and work-related issues.
  • I work with adolescents who are experiencing bullying and stress related to exam performance, and difficult family and peer relationships.
  • Anxieties associated with phobias or compulsive behaviours respond well to EMDR interventions too.
  • Life change issues and work-related problems and how to manage the intense demands of trying to balance work and personal relationships.
  • How to understand what happens to us when we have had a less than 'good enough' parenting and how it impacts upon our adult life and intimate relationships.


  • The fee is £65 for 60 minutes
  • I accept either cash or payment via BACS
  • A typed receipt will be given on request.
  • A cancellation fee is charged for missed sessions unless 48 hours notice has been given.
  • During the initial assessment session, I will give feedback to each client about how I would work with them, and identify the main themes that I believe are causing problems in their present life.
  • There would be regular reviews of our work so that we can ensure that I am attending to what each client actually needs.
  • If possible I offer clients the same appointment slot each week.
  • Some clients have to work irregular hours and that is taken into account and a variable appointment system is therefore offered.
  • Issues regarding holidays and cancellations are discussed in the initial session and all such relevant information is written out for each client to take away and read.
  • I require at least one session to prepare for ending our work.

Further information

  • My office is a purpose built Swedish log cabin which is situated down my drive away from my home and has a designated parking space for your car.
  • The area looks out onto garden and woodland and is a tranquil place in which to be reflective.
  • There is a green 'public bridleway' sign at the top of the drive and there is a sign 'Lilac Cottage' on the top fence.
  • There are blue and white 'Single Traffic ' signs directly opposite the cottage on Drungewick Lane on the B2133.

Maps & Directions

Billingshurst, RH14 0AN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


10 - 20.15hrs Monday - Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I undertook a year's course in clinical supervision in 2004 at Metanoia Institute.

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