Denise James. MA, PGDip, MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Denise James. MA, PGDip, MBACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor

West Midlands

07759 143992

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About me

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

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Women's issues

Addiction - substance and behavioural

Cross Dressing - and support for partners


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.

Maps & Directions

Solihull, B91

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Please enquire regarding availability.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

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