Dr. Chris James - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, BSc MSc DClinPsych CPsychol

Dr. Chris James - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, BSc MSc DClinPsych CPsychol

Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre
12 Cross Street
Sir Fynwy

07899 233558 / 07899 233558

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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist providing evidence-based psychological treatment for a range of difficulties including anxiety, trauma and PTSD, depression, OCD, insomnia, health anxiety, phobia, self-esteem issues, work-related stress and relationship difficulties.

I have full BABCP accreditation in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and am a BABCP accredited supervisor of CBT (training and supporting other therapists in delivering CBT).

I am also fully trained in EMDR. My specialisms include CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I), trauma/PTSD and anxiety disorders. I am a trained expert witness and provide medicolegal assessments and reports.

My approach and therapeutic values:

I believe that high quality, effective and meaningful psychological therapy is about understanding the needs of the client whilst choosing the right type of psychological treatment based on current research. For me, the therapeutic relationship is the foundation on which therapy is built and I place much value in gaining honest feedback from my clients at each session to help tailor and adapt the therapy to their needs. I use brief outcome measures to help track progress and as an additional way of gaining regular feedback to check that the therapy is on track.

Skype and telephone sessions also available.

Further details can be found on my website - www.drchrisjames.com

Training, qualifications & experience

Primary professional qualifications:

  • DClinPsych - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Oxford University) 2012
  • MSc Clinical Psychology 2006
  • BSc (1st Hons) Psychology 2004

Other qualifications:

  • PGCert (Distinction) in CBT Supervision - King's College London 2016

Current employment details:

Independent practice (2014 - Present) - Expert assessment, therapy, consultation, supervision and training. Medicolegal assessment and reporting.

NHS (2006 - Present) - I currently work as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within a specialist sleep service in Abergavenny. Prior to this I worked in Secondary Care Mental Health Services with both adults and adolescents.

I am a qualified and accredited clinical supervisor (BPS & BABCP) and have much experience of supervising a range of professionals and trainee therapists.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sleep - Insomnia (fully trained in CBT-I - the 'gold standard' treatment for insomnia as per NICE and WHO Guidelines)


Self-funding fees:

Initial consultation - £135-£180

Therapy session - £90

Supervision, consultation and training:

Please enquire for prices

Further information

Please feel free to contact me via email or call 07899 233558 for an initial chat to discuss your needs and to arrange an initial consultation.

Skype and telephone sessions also available.

Maps & Directions

Abergavenny, NP7 5EH

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am passionate about the importance of good quality supervision and since qualifying have developed a specialism in clinical supervision, gaining a postgraduate qualification in CBT Supervision from King's College London and have attended numerous supervision training programmes and workshops. .

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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