James Bawden

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist, MNCPS Accred
Available for new clients
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Sheffield S10 & Chesterfield S40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I’m James,

I wonder how you are. Often people are experiencing anxiety, depression, or low self esteem, often they have coping mechanisms they want to change. Perhaps you have a clear idea of what you want to talk about but perhaps not, there isn't always an clear starting point. However you show up is OK with me.

My Integrative approach is grounded in the Person Centred Approach, an understanding that all humans have an innate capacity for navigating our way in life but sometimes some extra time and the right conditions are helpful for it to flourish. It's my aim to offer you these conditions, and, as it is appropriate for you, occasional information or ideas to supplement the process.

The first session is generally about getting to know each other and seeing if I am the right therapist for you. I know from personal experience that starting counselling can feel daunting. Shall we talk and see where we go from there?

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I have worked as a therapist with organisations supporting people who have suffered sexual and domestic abuse, and people struggling with substance dependency. I have felt what a difference counselling can make in my own life when I needed the assistance of someone outside my usual circle. 

Other areas I have particular experience with are: relationship and marital difficulties and breakdown, religious or spiritual trauma and/or abuse, faith shift or deconstruction, struggles with creativity, meaning and purpose, psychosis and manic episodes. 

Prior to becoming a therapist my work has included, amongst other things, being a postman, an adult support assistant, and working in a cafe.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

If your diagnosis or a label you have found helpful doesn't appear here this doesn't mean I'm not open to working with you. No label or list is definitive.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Please do say if £50 per session is a problem, I'm happy to explore options with you.

I have found that payment in advance can be helpful for us both. As with anything, if you have any questions, please ask!

When I work

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Remedy House, 24 Wilkinson Street, Sheffield, S10 2GB

Enterprise Centre, Arden Close, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 4NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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The room I currently use is up two flights of stairs without a stairlift and therefore I am sadly unable to accommodate face to face meetings with people for whom this is a problem.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet
James Bawden
James Bawden