James Cyril Cairns BSc(Hons) BACP (Reg),Dip. Couns.,Dip.Hyp.,NLP Practitioner

James Cyril Cairns   BSc(Hons) BACP (Reg),Dip. Couns.,Dip.Hyp.,NLP Practitioner

37A Newton Road
Great Barr
West Midlands
B43 6AD

07490 685980

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About me

About me

Most of us need help at some time in our lives. We can all experience times of crisis, when we feel lonely, vulnerable, anxious, distressed, isolated, traumatised, confused, depressed or generally overwhelmed and unable to cope. It may be difficult to know where to turn. I really believe that counselling/psychotherapy can help. I have witnessed, many times, positive and long-lasting results, in listening to and empowering people to feel better about themselves so that they can grow as individuals, change the things they want to, make their own decisions and live the lives they choose.

A little bit about my approach and what I offer -

I am a fully qualified and experienced Person Centred Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Person Centred Counselling is a non-directive approach, which enables the counsellor to explore the client's issues with them, working through difficult feelings, in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment.

I adopt a warm, caring and sensitive approach to counselling, offering empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard for all of my clients, within a climate of trust, genuine honesty, openness and mutual respect.

I have also studied Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnotherapy, Psychodynamic Counselling and have had personal therapy utilising Transactional Analysis. Elements from these areas of study are used when appropriate in my approach with clients

I have high professional and ethical standards and regularly attend independent, professional clinical supervision, in line with BACP Ethical Guidelines and engage in a wide range of continued professional development training. I want my clients to feel valued and that the issues they bring are important.

Training, qualifications & experience

September 2007 NLP Practitioner Certificate
October 2008 Clinical Hypnotherapy Diploma
September 2016 ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I was a listening volunteer with Walsall Samaritans from 1997 to 2007

Since 2012 to date have been a Volunteer Bereavement Counsellor with Walsall Bereavement Support Service and St Giles Hospice in Lichfield as well as working with clients in my consulting rooms near the Scott Arms shopping centre in Great Barr.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Pet Bereavement


My fee for face to face counselling is £40 per hour  and I offer reduced rates for student counsellors.

My fee for online / telephone counselling is £40 an hour.

Concessions available for the low paid and the unwaged (evidence required).

Further information

I offer short-term and ongoing open ended therapeutic support.

I always offer a free half an hour telephone chat as a first step so you can get an idea of who I am and a feel for the type of work we can do together.

This is an opportunity for you to also ask any questions that you may have, all questions are valid.

If your instinct is to find out more please feel free to contact me via counselling directory/email or alternatively you can give me a call or text.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B43 6AD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


10.00 to 4.00 Monday to Saturday Closed Sunday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme