Mandy James BA (Hons) in Counselling. BACP
My name is Mandy James.
I have many years of experience in providing Psychotherapy support and Life Coaching and I offer a
wide range of caring, confidential and professional therapies, all of which are implemented with a non-judgemental approach.
I am passionate about my work. I believe that Mental health issues can be debilitating and destructive. In many ways mental health issues are more serious than physical illness. My own experience in life has forged me into the person I am today and guided me into this career.
I know what it is to face challenges and tough choices. If you come to me it will be in the knowledge that whatever is said, I will not judge. In addition, when you come to talk to me, you will be safe from fear, in a non judgemental relaxing haven that I will provide.
If you are struggling to overcome painful problems or you simply want to develop your potential and live a fuller life, it can be helpful to have a caring, knowledgeable and skilful person to talk to.
I will make sure you feel seen, heard and appreciated as a unique individual, in all of your richness and complexity. While I will help you understand the nature and origins of your problems as well as guiding you to discover and use all of your strengths and talents to make the changes to your life you may want or need.
Psychotherapy and Life Coaching do have some things in common, but they are different in their emphasis and the methods they use. If we work together in psychotherapy, I will help you understand and resolve difficult issues that are getting in the way of feeling good and functioning in your daily life.
If you don't have any major issues that are causing significant distress, but you want more joy and satisfaction in your life, then life coaching would be our approach.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combines cognitive and behavioural therapies. the approach focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions, and teaches clients how each one can have an effect on the other. CBT is useful for dealing with a number of issues, including depression, anxiety and phobias.
Psychoanalytical and Psychodynamic Therapies are based on an individual’s unconscious thoughts and perceptions that have developed throughout their childhood, and how these affect their current behaviour and thoughts.
Humanistic Therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the 'here and now'.
Person-Centred Counselling focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept who they are, and reconnect with themselves.
Transactional Analysis is based on the theory that we each have three ego states: Parent, Adult and Child. By recognising ego-states, Transactional Analysis attempts to identify how individuals communicate, and how this can be changed.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a new discovery based on Ancient Chinese Medicine, also known as Emotional Acupressure.
Life Coaching aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals - including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring the self and the world as well as achieving ambitions.
Based at Brocklesby, Kirmington, in a very relaxed rural setting which I feel assists the therapeutic process.
The longest most difficult journey starts with a small step, However, by searching this site- you have taken that first step- Take the next and contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) in Counselling Studies.
Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling.
EFT Level 1 Certificate. AAMET Approved.
EFT Level 2 Practitioner Certificate. AAMET Approved.
Certificate in Attachment Theory.
Drug and Alcohol Training
17 years experience in Child/Adolescent Behaviour
Extensive Child Protection Training
Counselling the Terminally ill and working with their carers
Member of the BACP
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I work Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm, I also work Saturday on between 10am and 3pm