James Carthew

James Carthew



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About me

Life can feel difficult, and we might not even know why. It can be helpful to work through our feelings in a safe, confidential, and supportive therapeutic relationship. I believe the answers are in us as individuals, and that we also benefit from being alongside someone as we explore our thoughts and feelings, and get a deeper understanding of ourselves.

As a fully qualified integrative counsellor and BACP Registered member, and an HR professional with over 15 years experience in multinational companies, I am passionate about personal growth and development. Talking to someone we feel comfortable with, and who does not judge us, can help.

So whether you are looking to explore current life circumstances, grow your understanding of how the past affects you today, or face concerns about the future, I can support you on your journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy  (CPTA) awarded by The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Award Body. (CPCAB)

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies at The CPTA awarded by The CPCAB

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills at The CPTA awarded by The CPCAB

More than 2 years experience in an agency setting working with survivors of traumatic experiences

Further training and CPD

Trauma training

Phase orientated trauma model

Induction training for Survivors Trust

Mental Health First Aider

BA(Hons) Personnel Management 2:1

Chartered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My fee is £45 for each 50 minute session.

I offer an initial 15 minute phone consultation free of charge. In this no obligation discussion you can share what you’d like to get from therapy, ask questions, and get a sense of what it’s like talking to me. After this, if you decide I’m the right therapist for you, you can book an appointment in your own time.

Send me a message to arrange a phone consultation.

Maps & Directions

Reading, RG1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


9am to 3pm Wednesdays

9am to 1pm Fridays

Types of client