James Cyril Cairns BSc(Hons) BACP (Reg),Dip. Couns.,Dip.Hyp.,NLP Practitioner
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 John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham as well as working with clients in my consulting rooms near the Scott Arms shopping centre in Great Barr.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic I have only offered online or telephone support.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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).
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.