Audrey James MBACP (Accred) Psychodyamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist
My name is Audrey. I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in Gloucester.
I work with people from all walks of life, helping them to deal with a range of issues such as stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, relationship difficulties, bereavement, emotional and physical abuse, and unresolved childhood issues.
I believe we all have an unconscious mind, commonly known as the subconscious, where many feelings are stored. Painful feelings lie within the unconscious and we naturally create defences, such as denial, to protect ourselves against them. Be assured, I am here to support you. I will work with you to discover what has gone wrong in your life to create those defences, which are causing you more harm than good. When you begin to understand what is really going on, your feelings will not be as painful, they will become bearable, and you can look forward to a better quality of life.
I provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment where together we will explore issues that you would like to resolve. You will benefit from either short-term and open-ended counselling; face-to-face or online, via a live video link*. Each session takes place once a week and lasts for 50 minutes.
As an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I work within an ethical framework for good practice. Therefore, you will not be judged. You will be respected, valued and encouraged.
* At present, I am providing counselling and psychotherapy services online during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the UK Government’s guidance on social distancing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapist (Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy in Frome)
- Foundation degree in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (the University of the West of England)
- Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling (Wpf validated)
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling Theory & Practice (Gloucestershire Counselling Service award)
- Member of The Association for Pastoral & Spiritual Care & Counselling (APSCC).
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.
At present, I am providing counselling and psychotherapy services online during the current COVID-19 pandemic, in line with the UK Government’s guidance on social distancing. I have completed the Open University Course 'How to do counselling online'
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 - £50.00 per individual session
£60.00 per couple session.
£40.00 for counselling students.
Concessions offered for
My office is just a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the town centre in Gloucester.