Kate M James, Psychotherapist (MBACP), BSc, MNCH (R), BWRT®

Kate M James, Psychotherapist (MBACP), BSc, MNCH (R), BWRT®

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About me

My question to you is: "What do You Want?" and "How do You want to Feel?"

I work with people who desire change and progression and am known for asking incisive and open questions to challenge how you see the world which in itself invites changes that will seem effortless.

I have a "spiritual" slant in my work, helping you with life guidance and a happier mindset. Because of my credentials in Psychotherapy/Counselling, Hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching and mindfulness studies, I am equipped to serve you in the most optimal way possible. You can develop a wealthy mindset that will impact every area of your life. Better health, more harmonious relationships, goal oriented, greater motivation, freedom from worry and anxiety and an overall more confident mindset.

My track record has illustrated how effectively I work with people who reflect that they learned a great deal through working with me, reaching a greater sense of peace of mind and knowledge about themselves and as a result, feeling clearer about their lives.

I’m a warm, supportive listener who works hard to support you in an integrative manner. Drawing on my education, experience and warm hand-holding to support you. My desire is to have a world full of conscious people living the life they were born to live. The testimonials below give you some idea as to what people have gained from working with me – short or long-term.

I am creating a mini e-course for those who have experienced relationship breakdown and if you are interested in this either as well as or instead of ongoing therapy, please let me know.

I have also created a 12 week interactive course that may help support you between sessions.

My experience to date has covered:

  • Relationship issues (divorce, betrayal)
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • patterns of relating
  • Anxiety / Panic (hypnotherapy)
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Developing greater self-confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Career issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Mid Life Crises

I have published brief articles on this website with regards to relationships and depression.

My website covers many questions you may have with regards therapy with me.  Because I work integratively (drawing from CBT, person-centred, systemic, psychodynamic modalities and if appropriate hypnotherapy) I have a range of tools that are bound to help you find what it is you are looking for.  I am also trained in BWRT®, a relatively new and innovative therapy that can literally switch off anxiety and troubled emotions.

I am genuine, honest, hardworking and I constantly carry out research to keep myself up to date with the therapeutic world and you can be assured of my credentials.

If you feel something is missing, or you just feel a sense of discomfort, don’t suffer in silence, contact me and I can help you.

I can offer short and long term therapy, face to face, telephone, online or via Skype from the comfort of your own home.  Many people enjoy the benefits of working in this way which saves a journey!

Here are a few comments from recent clients (reproduced with the permission of my clients and anonymised to protect their identities).  [Please note that results are not necessarily typical and everyone gains what they need from therapy.] Results will differ from person to person.

“Before I met Kate, I was experiencing depression, anxiety and worthlessness and felt lonely; after seeing her for nearly a year I felt more confidence in myself and felt as if I could do anything, she helped to question my feelings of depression which helped to clear it. I felt the creative tools [drawing] and intuitive cards helped me explain how I was feeling. I would definitely return if the need arose. [Female client]"

"Kate is a very gifted and well-adjusted person who helped me face challenges that surfaced in new ways that benefited me.”  The counselling was “very good from the beginning”. [Male client]

“I found Kate easy to talk to, attentive, non-judgemental and sensitive. She was also understanding, caring and perceptive. I gained relief from talking about my problems which then enabled me to work out ways in which I could resolve them. I would return if the need arose…" [Male client]

“Kate was a sensitive, attentive listener and at the end of our sessions together I felt much change for the better…." [Male client]

“Hope you can keep up your excellent work, for me you were very intuitive” [female client]“Kate has helped me loads, even though I feel I’m in the depths of despair she has been there for me and I have managed to tell her something that I have never felt able to share with anyone! Kate is a truly amazing person who is definitely in the right job” [female client]

“What I appreciated most about the counselling was a time for reflection and ability to talk freely.  Always very impressed with Kate’s dedication and genuine desire to help – e.g. researching outside of sessions and looking for different materials / styles etc." [Female client]

"What I found particularly helpful was the ideas , exercises and reading that Kate recommended and suggested together with the freedom to talk honestly about my view of myself in relationship" [male client]

Why come for Therapy?

Sometimes it is difficult asking for outside help but there are often times when talking to friends and family doesn’t give you the impartial support that an outsider, trained in therapeutic listening can give you.  Whilst support is naturally important, some people do not even have that luxury, or they may feel bombarded with advice that doesn’t suit them.  I listen reflectively, mirror back to you what I hear which in turn helps you make the decisions you need to move forwards.  Men in particular often want to “solve” their problems and find that their normal problem solving techniques become redundant when it comes to emotional issues.  If couples are in conflict, frequently one party will want to seek therapy when the other one cannot face the very idea of it. Therapists are there for this purpose and it is a strength to reach out.  Many people look more to possessions and things that money can buy to make themselves feel better but effective talking and active listening may resolve things far more deeply and lastingly.

About me and what I offer

I am based on the outskirts of Malmesbury and offer short and long term therapy for individuals and couples.  My therapy room is up one flight of stairs and my house is situated in a peaceful part of the area near a river.  Parking is straightforward and if needs be, there is a bus stop nearby.

I work integratively which means I aim to meet you where you are now, offering supportive interventions where appropriate, with your permission.  Hypnotherapy is also available to help you make fundamental changes, addressing issues such as confidence, stress-relief and much, much more.

I may also work creatively with you with drawing or writing, sand tray or even with stones.  This kind of work enables us to tap into the subconscious part of ourselves that may be holding us back, addressing limiting beliefs and breaking through emotional barriers in a safe and contained manner.


Perhaps you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship and are seeking a breakthrough. Or one of you wants to leave the relationship and the other party does not, maybe you are experiencing lies, deceit and betrayal.  Whatever it is you are experiencing, contact me and let’s get to the heart of the matter safely so that you can feel enabled to make the right decision for you.  Sometimes it is about working out an effective way to communicate, or discovering what your primary love language is.  Other times it may involve setting aside differences and working to a common goal together once more.

Therapy can help you rediscover your compassion and acceptance for each other, find a new shared vision and move forwards!

I have worked with adults and young people over the age of 16 for almost 10 years to facilitate changes required, or at the very best helped them rediscover their true selves to enable them to move forwards from difficulties.

I am a full member of four professional bodies (British Psychological Society, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, The National Counselling Society (Accred.) and the National Council for Hypnotherapy (Reg) and am DBS checked so you can be assured of my credentials.  I also hold professional indemnity insurance and have regular supervision.

My practice has easy access from Malmesbury, Chippenham, Cirencester, Tetbury, surrounding villages such as Crudwell, Minety, Charlton, Lea, Great Somerford, Upper and Lower Seagry, Sutton Benger, Sherson, Foxley and other villages not mentioned within the vicinity.  If you are further afield, do consider online support (Skype / Email) as I have helped people successfully this way.

Training, qualifications & experience

In process: Diplomas in Mindfulness and Nutrition
BWRT® Level 1 (2016)

Coaching level 1 (School of Online Business)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy / NLP [The Anglo European College of Therapeutic Hypnosis] 2013
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2011)
Therapeutic Diploma in Counselling (2009)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2009)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (2006)
Introduction to Counselling Skills (2005)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open) (2006)
Human Givens workshops:  Brief Psychotherapeutic Skills, Beating Depression fast (2009)
CPD Lecture "Issues of Attachment" - Richard Bowlby (2012)
Open University: Fear and Sadness, Science of the Mind
CIPD Diploma
EFT Level 1 [CPD]
Amazing Healing Techniques with Peter Steedman [CPD]
Reiki I and II

I am a member of the BACP and abide by its ethical framework and am fully insured and CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked. I also hold up to date professional indemnity insurance, attend monthly supervision and am fully committed to ongoing continuing professional development

I also hold a Certificate of Proficiency from the BACP.
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS).
Registered Member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy

I have experience of working in three agencies;

SWADS (Swindon Alcohol and Drug Service)
Hope Counselling (Melksham)
Olive Branch Counselling (Chippenham)
Private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Je parle français, ayant vécu en Suisse (Romande) et en France au cours de mes années d'adolescence, et j'ai aussi fait une formation de secrétaire bilingue avant mes etudes de conseiller-psychologue.

Photos & videos

  • Therapy Room
  • At Courts, National Trust property
  • Choice
  • Sunset in local vicinity
  • Tranquillity


After an initial free chat on the phone to see how I can help you, fees are as follows:

Low-cost Student Discounted fee: £30
Individual session: £45
Supervision: £45 per hour
Hypnotherapy: £60 initial 90 minute session
£45 single sessions thereafter

Special rates available for block bookings, please enquire.

Paypal is accepted as well as BACS, cash or card.

There is no obligation to continue and we can cease when the time feels right although an ending session is recommended to review our progress together.

My practice has easy access from:
Malmesbury and surrounding villages, parking on site. There is a short walk from the car park. I am situated in Malmesbury near a river and my counselling room is on the first floor, so if you have mobility issues, please contact me to find out about other options. My house is in a peaceful location by a river.

Further information

The quickest way to contact me is by email. I will respond to your request as soon as possible. Please feel free to leave a telephone number that you can be called on.

I offer face to face, online, Skype and telephone counselling.

Online or email counselling can work very well too, getting to the heart of the matter more quickly due to the "dishinibition" effect - it depends on what suits you. See my online profile here. Counselling is a process. Can you afford not to give yourself the time?

Maps & Directions

Malmesbury, SN16

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Tuesdays 3-6pm & Thursdays 3-8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I offer supervision to therapists in the local and surrounding area of Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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