James Barker

James Barker

Office 4
Bridge Community Venue
72A Newark Road

07966 138390

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Office 4
Bridge Community Venue
72A Newark Road

07966 138390

About me

'Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain' Carl Jung

Hello my name is James and I work as a counsellor and a Jungian Sandplay therapist.

Jungian Sandplay is a form of therapy where you are invited to work in a tray of either wet or dry sand to make pictures and scenes that reflect what is happening in your world. Through the use of miniatures and various objects you can express your feelings, reconnect with your inner self and move forward in areas where you feel stuck.

My room is equipped with shelves that provide hundreds of miniatures, ornaments and natural objects. There is no ‘correct’ way to make a sandplay – some people may simply sculpt the sand to make images and patterns, while others might wish to add different objects. When you have finished we then look at the tray together and share some thoughts.

At the end of each session the sandplay is left and I will then take photos of the trays to share with you at a later date.

I work in counselling and sandplay with people from all ages, walks of lives, ages and experiences.  

My office is in central Lincoln and has car parking facilities.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work for a number of different counselling organisations across Lincolnshire.

Advanced Counselling Skills and Theory
ASSIST trained
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory level 5
Certificate in Counselling Adult Survivors of Abuse
Diploma in Creative Therapy

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Sandplay room
  • James Barker image 1
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I charge £30 for up to 50 mins.

Maps & Directions

Lincoln, LN5 8PY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Late afternoons and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults