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About me

Corona Virus and counselling

You may be suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues or just feeling low or sad. My role is to work alongside you as you come to terms with all aspects of your life, uncover your potential and find what is of purpose, meaning and value to you.

I am now set up to offer counselling sessions using video conferencing. This can be done using your computer or your phone and you do not need to download anything. Please contact me for details.

How counselling can help

Talking with a professional, who is not directly involved in your day to day life, gives you an opportunity to begin to explore challenging issues and obtain coping strategies for the future.

Some people need support in dealing with difficult emotional symptoms like stress or anxiety whilst others need support to get through a difficult time in their life.  Some may feel unfulfilled in their relationships and struggle to find purpose. Others may be suffering as a result of loss or serious illness.

These turbulent times can create a period of uncertainty and isolation and counselling can provide a safe and confidential space to begin to develop greater self awareness, find meaningful activity and include positive relationships in your life.

What to expect on your first session

On your first session I will ask you some questions about your life as a whole.  What it is that brings you to counselling at this particular time in your life and how you will know if counselling is helping you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Psychology Middlesex University, UK
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychology, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
  • Diploma in Life Coaching, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
  • Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) from Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Certificate in Professional Studies (Counselling) from Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Supervision
  • Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
  • Award in Basic Counselling from Central Institute of Technology, NZ

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychosynthesis

Fees

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session.  I also offer a sliding scale in special circumstances.

Availability

I am available from 9 am to 7pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I also work Friday from 8 am to 1 pm.

Further information

Psychosynthesis Psychologist , Counsellor, Consultant trainer, Executive Coach

12 St. Cuthberts Street
Bedford
MK40 3JB

Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK44

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a qualified level 6 Supervisor regulated by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)

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Grainne James MA, Dip. C. Dip. Psych Counsellor Coach Supervisor MBACP

Grainne James MA, Dip. C. Dip. Psych Counsellor Coach Supervisor MBACP