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MBACP BA (Hons) Counselling

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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

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, Guildford, GU2 4RG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


James Elder

James Elder