James Carthew

Reading, Berkshire, RG1
07393226810 07393226810

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

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

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.

Reading
Berkshire
RG1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

Types of client

Adults
James Carthew

James Carthew