James Clatworthy

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MBACP (Accred)
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Chipstead, Surrey, CR5
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About me

I offer both in-person sessions in Coulsdon, Surrey and online counselling via Zoom. Please follow the link to my website to view a short video on how I work and a photo of the counselling room.

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.

About me
I decided to train as a counsellor after I had benefitted from having counselling myself. Since then, I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and for Kingston Council, before setting up my own private practice based in Chipstead, near Coulsdon in Surrey.

I am a fully qualified Rewind therapist for the treatment of PTSD, and am a trained adoption-support counsellor. In addition, I have experience helping people with OCD and addiction issues (alcohol, eating, sex, the internet). There is a link on my website to reviews I have written on some good books and films on these subjects, including on adoption, which I have a particular interest in as an adopted person myself.

I work long and short term, with adults and teenagers, and have an Enhanced DBS certificate. 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)

Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling (Albany Centre)

Issues arising from boarding school (Boarding School Survivors and Dorset Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Addiction (The Meadows, Arizona and KeyStone Centre, Pennsylvania)

Mindfulness (Dialogue Consultancy).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Issues arising from boarding-school education.
  • Addiction, including to substances, shopping, eating, the internet and sex.


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per session, including for the initial session. Each session lasts 50 minutes and I normally work with clients once a week.

When I work

8am-7pm Mon-Fri

Chipstead, Surrey, CR5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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James Clatworthy
James Clatworthy