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About me

I work with almost all types of psychological issues. I aim to offer clients an environment that facilitates their exploration of their particular issues, in an atmosphere without judgment. My services are confidential and you are most welcome to call for further information. In addition to working with serious psychological issues I also see many individuals who are just stuck in their lives and want to talk things through with an independent person. I work with individuals, couples and businesses, and can offer sessions via Skype.

My main approach is a combination of existential counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Most clients come for between 6 and 20 sessions, although I do also undertake longer term work if needed.

I have worked for many years in clinical and academic settings with the NHS, universities and privately.

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, and a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council.

See websites for further details: www.londonhertstherapy.com or www.drjameserskine.co.uk

Email: jameserskine333@gmail.com  Or londonhertstherapy@gmail.com

I am also an active researcher with a specialised interest in self control, anxiety, depression and ageing. Below are some links to media articles and videos about my research:







Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Psychology
MSc Research Methods in Psychology
PhD Psychology
Cert Counselling
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Post Graduate Certificate in Medical and Biomedical Education
Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

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.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Photos & videos

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Evening and weekend appointments available



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 Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Dr James Erskine BSc, MSc, PhD, DCounsPsy, CPsychol, CertMedEd

Dr James Erskine BSc, MSc, PhD, DCounsPsy, CPsychol, CertMedEd