James Bailey MA PPD UKCP.reg
UPDATE: During the Covid-19 Pandemic I have temporarily moved exclusively to working online through various video-call services.
I am accepting new clients subject to availability and offer will concessionary rates for key workers.
I'm a qualified and registered Psychotherapist. I can help you if you are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Stress and I focus on helping you restore your self worth through your current difficulties.
I meet my clients during the week in Sevenoaks (including evenings) and on Saturday mornings/early afternoon in Tonbridge.
My aim will be to help you understand how you live your life and to encourage you to find helpful ways to you live with greater happiness and satisfaction. I’ll be there to listen to what you really want, and then support you with how to get it.
Our lives are influenced by many aspects of our experience and whilst the past may be influential, our work would focus on you gaining a sense of how you are in the present.
I have found that helping my clients understand how they live life can be uplifting and immensely rewarding. In developing a greater sense of how they want to be they find the best and most enjoyable way to live moving forward.
I have experience of working with a wide variety of personal circumstances including Depression, General Anxiety and Stress, Panic, Trauma, Personal Crisis and Self-Esteem, Bipolar Disorder,/Manic Depression and Borderline Personality Disorder.
When we meet I will commit to helping you find the best way to be, either working with short or long term feelings and experiences
Training, qualifications & experience
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
UKCP Accredited Diploma Training Programme - Gestalt Psychotherapy - London Gestalt Centre (UK) - 2013
Master of Arts Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies - London Metropolitan University (UK)
MHFA (Mental Health First Aid England) Certified Instructor - 2017
Member of the following organisations
London Gestalt Centre - Registered Therapist
UKAGP (United Kingdom Association for Gestalt Practitioners)
Registered / Accredited
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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
Concessions offered for
Online - £65 for 60 minutes
Key workers - £40 for 60 minutes, subject to availability
Face To Face (currently paused due to Covid-19)
Sevenoaks, Kent - £65 for 60 minutes
Regent Street, London - £80 for 60 minutes
Online: Weekdays including evenings
London: Weekdays including evenings.
Sevenoaks: Weekdays including evenings.
Tonbridge: Only Saturday morning/early afternoon.
I am a professionally trained psychotherapist, and provide therapy and coaching across a wide variety of personal 'wellbeing' and personal advancement scenarios.
Our sessions will focus on you gaining a greater understanding of yourself, through exploring your attitudes, behaviours, aspirations and wants. I will help you locate the skills necessary to continually organise your life and discover the most rewarding way to live.
I work in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, as well as in London's West End.
I am also a certified Mental Aid First Aid (MHFA England) Instructor working with organisations to support their employees understand and support their own, and others, mental health wellbeing.
I instruct/train the following courses:
- Mental Health First Aid Course (certified) - 2 days
- MHFA Champion - 1day
- MHFA Aware - 1/2 day