James Atkins BSc (Hons) Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, UKCP Reg.
I am friendly, approachable and non-judgemental. My practice is devoted to creating a reflective space where you can make meaningful contact with who you are and what you are experiencing. Attention to our inner lives requires respect and courage yet fosters greater understanding, healing, growth, and the making of a more fulfilling life.
Sometimes we have things that trouble us and we need help to resolve them. If we do not make time to seek help, the things that trouble us can become part of our everyday lives, part of who we are, making us unhappy or anxious and stop us functioning as we might. We may feel overwhelmed at times, with a profound effect not just on ourselves but also those around us. I welcome the opportunity to see if I can be of help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience in working with a wide variety of areas including but not limited to: relationship problems, self-esteem, sexuality, anxiety, depression, existential crisis, sexual issues, suicide ideation, attachment, abuse, loneliness, addiction, gender identity, loss, bereavement, trauma, bullying, work difficulties, and family issues.
I am a UKCP member.
- BSc in Integrative Counselling - Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £50 and are for one hour. I do have some concession slots available for students or should you be facing financial difficulties. Drop me an email to find out more about this.
Concessions offered for
I am available for telephone and online counselling at present.