James Clatworthy (MBACP)
What can you expect from counselling? My training as an integrative counsellor means that I aim to fit my approach to your individual needs. This may involve exploring how patterns of behaviour from your past affect your present life. Understanding how this happens can be an empowering experience. Or you may wish to focus on a specific issue in your life without going into your past.
I aim to create a safe place in which you feel really listened to and all aspects of your life experience are honoured. Counselling provides the opportunity for you to spend dedicated time on yourself, exploring your feelings and perceptions with my support.
Issues that I work with include relationship problems, addiction and OCD, adult problems flowing from unsatisfactory childhoods and parenting, anger issues, anxiety and panic attacks, adoption and boarding-school education. I also work with problems arising from bereavement, sexual abuse, questioning about sexuality and gender, low self-esteem and depression. Additionally, I incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques into my practice to help with stress management.
I work long and short-term with adults. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a first meeting. For information about the venue, visit www.kingstoncounselling.org.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
First-class Honours Degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University).
Working with issues arising from boarding-school education (Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Mindfulness (Dialogue Consultancy).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues arising from boarding-school education.
- Issues arising from adoption.
£50 per session (with some concessions). Each session lasts 50 minutes and I normally work with clients once a week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Afternoons and evenings.
Types of client