James Elder

MBACP BA (Hons) Counselling
Guildford, GU2 4RG
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About me

Specialisms and experience in:

Addiction counselling

Youth counselling




Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Counselling for men

Corporate Wellbeing

Anxiety Workshops

Offices in Guildford Centre and London

Head Of Wellbeing for an International HR Services organisation

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Counselling (University of Greenwich)

NHS Youth Counsellor
Alton College Counsellor
Catalyst Addiction Counsellor
Catalyst Friends and Family Group Support Facilitator
Private Counsellor
Leadership Coach
Specialist Training in Addiction and Youth Counselling
DBS enhanced clearance
Safeguarding trained

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.


9am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday

Further information

James is a qualified counsellor (BA (Hons)) and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), psychological coach, psychotherapist, NLP practitioner and hypnotherapist.

Work includes Youth Counselling in NHS and Education roles, Addiction Counselling, and Leadership Coaching.

He has worked with anxiety, addiction, grief, depression, managing life changes, phobias, motivation and innovation, relationship issues, blocked writers, and people who are doing just fine, but want to feel better.

The Elder Consultancy
1 Farnham Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


James Elder

James Elder