James Carthew

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MBACP (Accred), Dip. Counselling
Available for new clients
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Reading, Berkshire, RG1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 counselling tutor and supervisor) and BACP Accredited 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)

Certificate in Clinical Supervision approved by the British Psychological Society

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 3 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

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fee is £60 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My in-person practice is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

My remote practice is open on Mondays and Tuesdays

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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


In person

I offer 1:1 supervision as part of my private practice, and I also provide group supervision for a counselling agency.

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James Carthew
James Carthew