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James Rye MA (Counselling), Reg. MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 3HA
01553 673628 01553 673628 07590 196500 07590 196500 Registered / Accredited
King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 3HA

About me

I have been offering a professional counselling and psychotherapy service at Connections Counselling Ltd in King's Lynn since 1997 and work both with individuals and couples. Most of my clients are local and come face-to-face, but I also work with people from around the country and around the world via the telephone and internet.

I offer a variety of counselling approaches but am committed to starting where the clients are and to working in a way which they feel comfortable with. Broadly speaking I adopt humanistic and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) approaches.

James Rye

I am reassuringly registered and senior accredited. I also hold an enhanced CRB Certificate.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to work with such an extremely well qualified and experienced therapist in Kings Lynn, because, as many local people can testify, counselling can make such a difference to your life.

A Range of Problems

I work with people with a range of relationship and personal problems including: anxiety, affairs and betrayals, general anxiety disorder, relationship issues, coping with divorce, pre-marriage problems, sexual difficulties, abuse (mental, physical, sexual, spiritual), living with difficult relations, family issues (including parents and children), assertiveness, stress, loss, grief, bereavement, phobias, panic attacks, redundancy, depression, feeling sad, difficult decision making, addictions, anger management, aggression, conflict, infertility, sexuality, self-image, obsessions (OCD), personality disorders, dependency, avoidance, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Couple Counselling (Marriage Counselling)

Take a look at my Kings Lynn Couple Counselling site to see what couple counselling may involve.

How Long?Most of my clients come once a week or once a fortnight. Some come for between four and ten sessions; others come for a much longer period. You are in control. You attend the number of counselling sessions that seems best for you.

How Much?

Current fees for each 50 minutes session:
Individuals - £45
Couples - £60
Supervision - £55
Organisations - £60


Please note until the end of the COVID-19 Crisis I am only accepting phone and video call appointments.

I offer sessions Mondays, Wednesdays, 11:00-17:00 and 19:00-20:00, and on Thursdays 10:00-16:00, Tuesdays and 19:00-20:00.

For clients who want a day-time appointment, I am usually able to fit them in within a week, or a fortnight at most. Although there is more demand for evening appointments, I can usually arrange a first appointment within a fortnight.

Why not email, phone (details at top of page), or take a look at my current available slots and make a booking. Click HERE.

If you have any further questions, you may wish to download my leaflet on Frequently Asked Questions. Simply click the image below:

Supervision and Training for Therapists

I also offer counselling and psychotherapy clinical supervision for other therapists and deliver counsellor training days for local counselling charities.
For more information on my supervision work visit Counselling Supervisor.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr.Accred.) and am a registered Independent Practitioner on the UK's register of counsellors and psychotherapists, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, set up by the Department of Health.

I have:
* Certificate in Transactional Analysis
* Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Albert Ellis Institute, New York)
* Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (University of East Anglia)
* MPhil Education/Cognitive Psychology (University of Nottingham)
* MA Humanistic Counselling Studies (University of Nottingham)
* Postgraduate Certificate in Education (University of Cambridge)
* Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision (University of Derby)
* Foundation Course in Solution-focused Brief Therapy (BRIEF, London)

In addition to working with individuals who self-refer, I have also worked with a range of Employee Assistance Programmes and Occupational Health Specialists offering fixed term counselling for employees (for example, Argent Rehabilitation, Psycho-Legal-Medical, Employee Advisory Resource, Workplace Options UK, Norwich Union Occupational Health, Retail Trust, Corpore, FirstAssist, The Validium Group, Validium Rehabilitation, Oakdale Services Ltd., East Anglian Ambulance Service, Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, South Norfolk Council, First Eastern Counties Buses, Freebridge Community Housing, Norfolk County Council, Maitland Medical, Bakkavor Meals, Mind Matters, ITV/JeremyKyle, Centrica, King's Lynn Power Station, Wellbeing Solutions Management, NFU Mutual, Rehab@Work Ltd, Army Welfare Service, Curian Medical, MHCO Talking Therapies, Bush & Company Rehabilitation, Moving Minds, Nicholas Hamond Academy, Capita, Insight Healthcare, Health Assured Ltd, Central London Counselling Service Ltd, AXA PPP Healthcare Ltd, Alliance Surgical, Broadland Housing, Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, CBT Health Ltd).

I was formerly (2013-2015) Chair of the Private Practice Division within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.

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Current fees for each 50 minutes session:
Individuals - £45
Couples - £60
Supervision - £55
Organisations - £60

Further information

Please note until the end of the COVID-19 Crisis I am only accepting phone and video call appointments.

I also offer a telephone counselling service. For more information look at Dial A Counsellor.

I have written a self-help booklet using CBT for anxiety sufferers. A downloadable PDF version may be obtained from HERE.

8 Grafton Road
King's Lynn
PE30 3HA

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


I work Mondays, Wednesdays, 11:00-17:00 and 19:00-20:00, Tuesdays 19:00-20:00, and Thursdays 10:00-16:00, 19:00-20:00

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have been an integrated practitioner since 1997 and have been working as a supervisor since 2008.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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James Rye MA (Counselling), Reg. MBACP (Snr.Accred.)

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