About me

I am a current member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with extensive counselling experience in one to one, group and family therapy. I use a variety of counselling methods providing counselling in areas such as trauma/relationships/substance misuse/anxiety/bereavement/ PTSD/low self esteem and addiction and much more. I have extensive knowledge and experience in addictions, and delivering evidence based interventions. I currently work as a depression and anxiety counsellor, delivering evidence based interventions on a day to day basis.

I am trained integrative counsellor, and I draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to find a way of working that best suits your needs and personality. I provide an environment that is accepting, empathetic and open. A safe space for you to use as you choose.

I am also a trained clinical supervisor and provide private clinical supervision for qualified counsellors and students training to be counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • 2016 Liverpool Hope University - BA (Hons) in Education
  • 2014  Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy - Supervisory Management Certificate
  • 2008  Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - Level 3 Training in Substance Misuse
  • 2006  Stockport Drug Action Team - Level 3 in the Management of Substance Misuse
  • 2004  Stockport College - (Dip) Counselling Diploma Level 4
  • Certificate of Proficiency - the BACP accredited voluntary register

Member organisations


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.


Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

If you feel that this service is for you then the cost per session would be charged at:

Sessions £40 per hour.

Couples £50 per hour.

Supervision £50 (1.5 hrs).

Student supervision £40 (1.5 hrs).

(discount would apply if blocked sessions are pre-booked and paid for in advance)

*Please note I require a 24 hour notice for any cancellations or this may incur a charge of the full amount.

*Discounts are also available for students and low income earners (evidence will be required).

If you would like to talk about how counselling could work for you, please contact me on 07793033254.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I am available mostly at weekends and some evenings



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have trained with the Manchester institute of psychotherapy.

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James Downie

James Downie