James Clatworthy (MBACP)
Covid-19 has brought change to all our lives. For the time being, I only offer online or telephone counselling. I find that online counselling offers most of the benefits of face-to-face counselling and that clients who were at first wary of meeting online soon find they forget we are not ‘face to face’, with some clients preferring the online experience. I work with a variety of apps, including Zoom, Skype and Facetime. For some, the telephone is the best option, particularly if this is only way that you are able to maintain your privacy.
What to expect
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. Visit my website if you would like to see a short video of me explaining my approach to counselling.
I qualified with a First-class Honours degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University, before going on to work as a counsellor in the NHS and for Kingston Council and then setting up a private practice.
I am a fully trained Rewind therapist for the treatment of PTSD. I also have training in issues arising from boarding-school education and in the use of mindfulness for stress management. In addition, I have experience helping people with all forms of addiction and, as an adopted person myself, those involved in the process of adoption.
I work long and short term. Feel free to contact me with any questions or to book a first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
First-class Honours Degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling (Middlesex University).
Rewind Therapy training for PTSD (International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy)
Workshops run by Boarding School Survivors; and Continued Professional Development on boarding-school education (Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Addiction workshops run by the Meadows, Arizona and KeyStone Centre, Pennsylvania.
Mindfulness training for counsellors (Dialogue Consultancy).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Issues arising from boarding-school education.
- Issues arising from adoption.
- Addiction, including to substances, shopping, eating, the internet and sex.
£50 per session, with some concessions including for NHS staff. Each session lasts 50 minutes and I normally work with clients once a week.