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UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

About me

My name is James and the way I practise psychotherapy is fundamentally simple and straightforward.

Life is difficult. This is a great truth. And for most of us, at certain times it is so difficult that we need assistance to see past our blind spots and blocks. I believe that a skilled psychotherapist essentially offers to appropriately love his or her clients back to health. This can be necessary in our present-day society in which money, power, intelligence and “success” have taken precedence over the truly valuable things in life: love, joy, peace, contentment and fulfilment.

I explore a client’s life from the perspective of attachment theory. This theory proposes that young children need to develop a healthy, consistent, “good-enough” relationship with at least one primary caregiver for normal social and emotional development. This exploration gently reveals insights into the client’s present issues and possible ways to address them.

In our sessions, you can consider alternative perceptions of you, your life, the world and more. We can explore the webs of conditioning and judgement that have been overlaid upon your true self. You can then entertain radically different possibilities in terms of how you perceive yourself and your life, thus increasing inner peace and self-acceptance.

If any of this resonates with you or you’d like to ask me anything, please get in touch and we can discuss your situation in greater depth.

Take care,

James

Training, qualifications & experience

A 2:1 Degree in Psychology from the University of Westminster (1994)

A Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapy from the CCPE (2000-2005)

I have worked as a psychotherapist for over twenty years. And I have nearly thirty years experience in the field of recovery and addiction, including seven years in the Addiction Unit at The Priory Hospital in Roehampton (2001-2008)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

From £80.00 to £140.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

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