James Handley MBACP ACCRED Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Individuals
I am an experienced, fully accredited psychotherapist and I work with individuals, couples and families. I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Psychotherapy and counselling are powerful and effective in making positive changes in our lives, they provide us with tools to deal with life in a more satisfying way.
I have undergone one of the most rigorous and challenging training programmes in Britain, and have been taught by some of the most experienced therapists in Europe and the US. I am highly committed to my own personal and professional development.
Beside my training as a psychotherapist working with individuals I also have specialist training and expertise in working with couples, both mixed gender and same sex, and with relationship problems.
I am passionate about helping both men and women to find a way forward with their problems, however those problems present themselves.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in industry. I am a keen surfer and sailor and I am married with three children.
I am happy to have a no obligation conversation about psychotherapy and counselling and how it might help you. I offer evening and Saturday appointments and I also offer telephone and Skype appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a graduate of the Spectrum training programme and in addition hold the following qualifications:
UKRC registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
One Year and Post Graduate course in Humanistic Psychotherapy (Spectrum London).
Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certicate in Counselling Skills.
Two Year Working with Couples Training.
Three year training in Working with Anger and Anger Management.
I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics.
I have been involved with psychotherapy since 1995 and have run a private practice for the last 14 years, working with individuals, couples and groups. I have provided psychotherapy services for a number of government and national organisations.
I am committed to ongoing professional development and regular supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Intensive Couples Therapy
Individuals: £50 for 60 minutes
Couples: £50 for 60 minutes
I have appointments available in the evenings and on Saturdays.
While I work with a very wide range of issues, I also have a special interest in in these areas:
- Couples Counselling
- Anger Management
- Psychosexual Therapy
- Intensive Couples Therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
I am able to offer online or telephone sessions for those unable to see me face to face.
Daytime, evening and Saturday appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training