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James Handley MBACP ACCRED Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Individuals

Lymington, Hants, SO41 9GH
01590 688519 01590 688519 07960 140251 07960 140251 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intensive Couples Therapy
Mens Groups
Formative Psychology

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Individuals: £50 for 60 minutes
Couples:     £50 for 60 minutes

I have appointments available in the evenings and on Saturdays.

Further information

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

41 Southampton Road
SO41 9GH

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 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

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Supervision available


James Handley MBACP ACCRED Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Individuals

James Handley MBACP ACCRED Counselling and Therapy for Couples and Individuals

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