Greg James Counselling - Dip. Couns, MACC
I respect that you are an individual, and as such, your lived experiences are unique to you. My practice is integrative which simply means I am able to tailor my approach to best suit your way of working.
I have experience working with clients between the ages of 18 and 80 on issues including anxiety, childhood trauma, domestic violence and emotional abuse, bullying, bereavement, boarding school issues, suicidal ideation, family/relationship conflict, anger, frustration and low self-esteem.
Finding the right therapist is essential to creating an environment in which you can begin to heal. I understand that coming to therapy can be a frightening prospect, and if you're anything like me, you'd feel better if you were armed with as much information as possible. This is why I offer a free 30-minute initial consultation (currently by video link) where you will be able to ask any questions that are on your mind about the process of counselling and how it all works. I am also happy to do this over email if you prefer.
How I work
I believe that the patterns that reveal themselves in our day to day lives and which prevent us from living wholeheartedly have their origins in the past. These patterns can affect our relationships with others, and also with ourselves. Acknowledging and understanding these origins can lead to healing in all areas of our lives but it requires a specific environment to be able to explore those wounds which have led to our patterns of behaviour. Counselling provides this space and is a unique relationship that is founded on respect and authenticity, with your wellbeing always at the forefront of the work. I create a calming and safe space to allow you to explore, at your own pace, the issues that you are struggling with.
Why I work
Maya Angelou once said: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you." It takes enormous strength to share your story with another human being and it is a rare privilege, as a counsellor, to bear witness to it. Counsellors are often described as 'wounded healers' because we have all been wounded in some way. My hope is that in the process of sharing your wounds and journeying towards healing, you will find the peace and understanding that you so richly deserve.
Where I work
Chippenham, Devizes and Online
Get in touch for a short no-obligation session which may help you to decide if I'm the right person for you. You will find further information on my website about counselling, and mental health in general.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
- MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy - I am currently furthering my study with a focus on Trauma and the effects on the human mind and body.
- Certified in Mental Health First Aid
- Certificate in understanding the mental health of children and young people
Alongside my private practice, I work with Bath Mind in their crisis support team based in the centre of Bath.
Olive Branch Counselling
I have volunteered for Olive branch since 2019 and have worked with clients struggling with loneliness and isolation, bereavement, self-esteem, relationship break ups, family conflict and childhood trauma.
SHOUT UK ( A text in crisis support service)
As a crisis volunteer, I support people in the midst of personal crises. The support ranges from school exam pressure and bullying to eating disorders, paranoia and suicidal thoughts.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Syndrome
Adult survivors of school bullying
Free 30 minute Initial Consultation (currently carried out via Zoom online)
60 minute session rate £40
Concessions available for student counsellors
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment sessions are being undertaken online via Zoom.
Face to face sessions are available in Devizes only. Strict policies are in place to maintain government guidelines.
Online sessions are available temporarily for those who do not want face to face sessions at this time.