James Downie

Accrington BB5
07793 033254
Accrington BB5

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 am trained integratively, 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, empathic, 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 - 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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


if you feel that this service is for you then the cost per session would be charged at £45 thereafter.

(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.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

14 Meadowside Avenue
Clayton Le Moors


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I am available mostly at weekends and some evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I have trained with the Manchester institute of psychotherapy. .

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