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Denise James. MA, PGDip, MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Solihull, West Midlands, B91
07759 143992 07759 143992
Solihull, West Midlands, B91

About me

*I am currently offering Online and Telephone counselling due to nature of the Covid-19 virus. I am experienced and have training in these types of therapy*

Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression, unsure as to where your life is heading? Perhaps you keep finding yourself in the same unhealthy situations again and again, unsure of how you got there or how you can change things? Are you worried abut how much you are drinking, gambling or eating to cope for example?

We can all reach crisis points at any stage in our lives, and this can leave us feeling helpless and anxious. Whatever issues you are facing, talking to a professional, highly trained therapist could help.

I work from a pleasant, inviting therapy room and have over 10 years experience of providing psychotherapy and counselling to a wide range of clients seeking a place to talk. I have worked in a variety of settings including health care, further education establishments, with victims of abuse and clients struggling with addiction. I also see clients in my private practice.

I am an experienced Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, trained to Masters degree level. I tailor the work with my clients to their own specific issues and experience, rather than using a ‘one theory fits all’ approach.The therapy I offer is also warm and person centered, giving you a chance to talk about how you feel with someone who is fully trained, experienced and non judgemental, and who will work with and support you to resolve the issues that bring you to therapy.

I have also written and delivered workshops to clients, facilitated group therapy, and helped couples and families work through their issues in a confidential, supporting environment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PgCert Clinical Supervision
  • PgDip Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • City and Guilds Arts
  • LLB (Hons)

Recent training and CPD

Online Telehealth training (including telephone and online therapy)

Trauma informed therapy

Child Sexual Abuse awareness courses

Shame and Guilt in abuse survivors

Currently studying MSc Psychology - Masters degree level (January 2020)

Additional Training

  • Safeguarding children
  • Addictions therapy
  • Risk assessment and safety planning
  • Domestic violence awareness
  • Principles of CBT
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

I have worked with many different clients from young adults to the retired, dealing with a wide range of issues including low self esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, addiction, childhood issues and many more. As well as currently working in private practice and for an organisation which supports survivors of abuse, I have worked at a variety of institutions including charities, Universities and Women’s Aid.

Member organisations


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

Women's issues

Addiction - substance and behavioural

Cross Dressing - and support for partners

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Fees are £45 per session for individuals and £60 per session for couples/family therapy. I can offer some discounted places to students and those on a low wage. Please contact me to discuss further.

I offer both short term and long term counselling and psychotherapy, depending on your needs and the issues that you wish to explore.

West Midlands

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


Please enquire regarding availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor, experienced in offering one-to-one and group Clinical Supervision.

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Denise James. MA, PGDip, MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Denise James. MA, PGDip, MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor