Grainne James

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MA, Dip. C. Dip. Psych Counsellor Coach Supervisor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bedford MK40 & MK44
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

From £55 per session.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available from 8 am to 5 pm 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

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

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

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Grainne James
Grainne James