Audrey James MBACP (Accred)
I am a professionally qualified counsellor, 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, 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 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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40.00 per individual session
£60.00 per couple session.
£35.00 for counselling students.
My office is just a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the town centre in Gloucester.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||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
|Employee Assistance Programme|