Audrey James MBACP (Accred) Psychodyamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Audrey James MBACP (Accred) Psychodyamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Restore Counselling & Psychotherapy
Fig Offices, Southgate House
Southgate Street

01452 687741 / 07717 633846

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About me

I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred), with a private practice in Gloucester. I provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where together we explore the issues that you would like to resolve. I provide both short-term and open-ended counselling.

I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist which means that I hold to the belief that we all have an unconscious mind – sometimes called the subconscious – and that feelings held in the unconscious mind are often too painful to be faced. This causes us to create defences, such as denial, to protect ourselves from painful feelings.

We will work collaboratively, which means that I will work with you to try to unravel what has gone wrong in your life to create defences that are now causing you more harm than good. Once you come to an understanding of what is really going on, your feelings will not be as painful and will be bearable.

As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within an ethical framework for good practice. You will not be judged. You will be respected, valued and encouraged. In addition, I am a member of The Association for Pastoral & Spiritual Care & Counselling (APSCC).

Our work together can be short or long-term depending on your circumstances. Each session will be weekly, 50 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Frome)
  • Foundation degree in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (University of the West of England)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling (Wpf validated)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (Gloucestershire Counselling Service award)

I have experience working with individuals from all walks of life as well as social and cultural backgrounds. I have helped people to deal with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, verbal and physical abuse, fear and unresolved childhood issues.

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£45.00 per individual session

£60.00 per couple session.

£40.00 for counselling students.

Further information

My office is just a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the town centre in Gloucester.

Maps & Directions

Gloucester, GL1 1UD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I am available between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Special arrangements can be made if you would like to see me earlier than 8am

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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