Jim Lucas

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Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA
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About me

Get the Knowledge, Skills and Support to stop fear, shame, hurt and anger from controlling your life.

We are a Birmingham-based professional Psychology Enterprise offering Counselling & evidence-based Psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Family Therapy,  Art Therapy, Autism Interventions and Professional Training.

How can we help?

At Openforwards CBT & Counselling, we know how hard it is when your life is limited by anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem, relationships and traumatic past events. Our team of expert Psychologists & Psychotherapists go beyond conventional wisdom to teach you the most powerful coping strategies that will last for a lifetime.

Why choose Openforwards CBT & Counselling?

Our psychological therapy and counselling services will help you quickly get to the root of the problem and find new strategies that work. Our team will get you fully equipped by teaching you the right coping strategies for your problems to reach your goals. Using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based therapies, we’ll help you develop the techniques that will give you more stability and strengthen your resilience.

Which type of therapy is best for you?
Our team of expert Psychotherapists and Psychologists use a range of evidence-based therapies so you can cope better and live a happier and more fulfilling life.

Practical Approaches to help you cope better

"Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) outperforms medication for stress, anxiety and depression."

But will it work for you?

The truth is you can’t be sure. And yet, 1000s of people who’ve been to see us have transformed their lives in extraordinary ways.

In therapy, you focus on learning new skills. It’s not just talking. You’ll discover much more about what keeps you stuck. Seeing these patterns gives you hope and opportunity. The next stage is to put into practice the strategies you learn from your therapist.

Step by step, you’ll feel calmer, more energetic, and more confident.

We can help you with the following problems:

Here is how it works

  • Step One: Give us a call or visit or message me to book a consultation.
  • Step Two: Meet for your first appointment and discover why you feel stuck.
  • Step Three:  Start learning new ways to help you work, love, play and feel better.

You can work with one of our other therapists or with me...click here to meet our team.

It takes strength, courage and wisdom to reach out for help. When you feel stuck, it’s not because you’re weak or broken. It’s just that you’re using the wrong tools for the job. Therapy gives you the tools that are missing. Once you have them, taking care of yourself gets much easier.

Make Your Future Brighter...feel calmer and more confident by getting the knowledge, skills and support from One-on-One Therapy.

Get in touch

Speak to one of our expert therapists and find out how we can help you deal with your thoughts and feelings more effectively. Call 0121 523 1108.

Initial Consultation: £105

  • Includes 60 minutes 1:2:1 assessment meeting
  • Outline of an appropriate Therapy Plan
  • Feedback on what is maintaining your struggles
  • Written Summary

Individual Sessions £105

You will receive worksheets, action plans, and audio-recorded exercises to listen to as part of your therapy.

What is the average cost of psychotherapy?  How do our prices compare to others?

Please call me on 0121 523 1108 or email us to schedule a convenient time.

Many people are understandably nervous about seeing a therapist for help. No one likes to admit that they are struggling. But often, the failure can be in struggling alone when you can get the help you need.

If you think you are ready to learn ways of reducing your stress, anxiety or depression and to focus on the more important things, do get in touch.

Getting here

Sessions take place in private and remain confidential. I'm located in the heart of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, just 1 mile from the City Centre.  Excellent road, bus, rail and tram networks provide easy access, and on-street parking is available at a minimal pay and display charge.

​Jewellery Quarter's train and tram stations are 2-minute walk. Get on at Snow Hill or Moor Street. Local buses include 101 from Colmore Row, 16 from Corporation Street, 74 / 79 from Bull Street and inner circle 8a/8c.

Are you ready to make an appointment?

Book a free 15-minute telephone call

Training, qualifications & experience

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Teaching Fellow University of Birmingham School of Psychology

Member of Association for Contextual & Behavioral Science (ACBS)

Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision

Certificate in Online Supervision

Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

BTEC Addiction Studies

BSc (Hons)

Since the year 2000, Jim has been working with people who have been struggling emotionally and psychologically. He has developed specialist skills in CBT, Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. Over the years, Jim has helped people overcome a wide range of problems related to: stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, trauma, grief, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, relationship problems, abuse, abandonment, shame, emotional deprivation, anger, generalised anxiety, worry, addiction, agoraphobia and many more.

Jim has supervised both trainees and qualified counsellors / psychotherapists in both one to one and group settings. He has supervised professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, psychiatry, addictions counselling and social work. He is recognised as a highly competence Supervisor by the BABCP and he has been awarded an accreditation in this role.

Call us to make an enquiry on tel. 0121 523 1108.

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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).

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£105.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Consultation £105

  • Includes 60 minutes 1:2:1 assessment meeting
  • Outline of an appropriate Therapy Plan
  • Feedback on what is maintaining your struggles
  • Written Summary

Individual Sessions

1 Session £105

You will receive worksheets, action plans and audio-recorded exercises to listen to as part of your therapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays to Saturdays 9 am to 6 pm.  Evening Appointments are subject to availability.

Further information

What people are saying about us

“Thank you for all your help over the years, from me, myself and our two girls, you have helped keep our little family together.” Dean, 45 yrs

Jim has helped me so much in the time i have been seeing him , he has helped me in lots of ways, setting me small tasks, listening to me and helping me stand back from certain situations…i can see things are not as bad as i perceive and I’ve learned to take a different perspective.

Louise, 39 years old

I would recommend Jim to anyone who finds themselves in my position, anyone who is seeking to make changes, those motivated to turn their life around for the better.

Gary, 31 years old

I found the counselling sessions and your approach to CBT extremely beneficial. Counselling not only helped me overcome my OCD but has given me the tools to manage my condition and to prevent the obsessions and compulsions from returning.

Ben, 27 years old

I came to Jim for help after struggling with panic attacks and agoraphobia for many years. The therapy has been challenging at times but, with patience and support, Jim has taught me to adopt a new approach to my anxiety, which is enabling me to live a fuller life.

Maria, 44 years old

The Jewellery Business Centre, Suite 410, 95 Spencer Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 6DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

We are located on 2nd Floor and there is an elevator. Entrance to the building is at street level. There are no steps to climb.

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