James Glossop, BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice, MNCS (Accred)
Life can be tough going at times, and we all occasionally need a little help and support along the way. Counselling sessions are an opportunity for you to receive that help and support from a trained and qualified professional – and any sessions you choose to have with me will be your chance to talk through your difficulties, challenges and personal issues in a relaxed, friendly and easy-going way (always in total confidence). These periods of conversation will be with a view to us finding positive pathways forward for you that will enable you to change your life for the better.
I am approachable and open, with plenty of life experience behind me. It was always my ambition to work in a field were I could make a positive difference to people’s lives and, as a counsellor, it's my aim to support and facilitate you through your challenges and personal growth. I have a commitment to putting your best interests at heart. My career before training as a therapist covered a wide range of roles that required sensitivity, discretion, compassion, acceptance, and resilience to difficulty – and since qualifying as a Counsellor I have acquired several years of experience in helping and supporting a wide range of clients (both women and men) in practical ways.
After having a significant and life changing experience of counselling myself in 2008, I began a journey of self-development that eventually brought me to the point of becoming a counsellor myself – and I feel that I have now found a role in life that I truly thrive in. I have over four year's experience in the Mental Health field working with adults of all ages. My experience as a counsellor includes working with many instances of: depression; low self-esteem; significant personal dilemmas; childhood trauma; abuse and historic abuse; bereavement, grief and loss; physical disabilities; chronic illness; intrusive thoughts; suicidal thoughts; cases were “things just don't feel right” for a client, or they are feeling profoundly sad; numbness and “numbing out”; difficulties coping with change; and, of course, the considerable general stresses and strains of modern living.
My professional background also extends to mindfulness (and the use of mindfulness in counselling). This can sometimes be a helpful tool as mindfulness focuses on what is felt in the body in the present moment – so giving an easy and tangible way to access emotions and feelings, which can otherwise be difficult to identify and describe. To build on this I am currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Where I Work
Once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted to allow face to face sessions to resume counselling sessions will be available in the heart of the Nottingham city centre, within a short walk from Nottingham Trent University tram stop. My Practice is in a large building that is quiet and neutrally decorated (Arriving and leaving the centre also offers complete anonymity.) I have a Counselling Practice that operates online using Video Call meetings on Zoom.
Video Call Sessions with Zoom
It is really very straight forward. There is no need to download the Zoom app as Zoom can run in your own browser, though the app is simple to download and use. Zoom can be used on a smartphone, tablet device, or laptop/desktop computer.
Zoom has recently been the focus of much attention regarding privacy issues. It is, however, how it is set up and used that ensures your privacy. Each session meeting is set up with a unique identifier number and sessions are password protected. The session has what is called a 'waiting room' where anyone who has accessed the session is placed before I admit them. These are Zoom default settings. Once sessions are started I as the 'host' of the meeting lock the meeting which bars any inadvertent entry.
Sessions are secure, encrypted end to end, nothing is recorded or stored. I send you your unique link via email with the password, or alternatively if you are using the app I can ring you direct with the meeting ID number and password. None of your personal information is put into Zoom and you can sign in with an anonymous email and use any name to identify yourself.
What to Expect from Counselling
During our sessions together we will work to identify and achieve your personal aims for therapy. I will take the time to listen and work with the issues that are causing you distress, and we will also explore your coping strategies and your personal patterns.
It is important to understand that therapy is not a magic wand, and that therapy is a two way process that requires participation and investment from both client and therapist.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you, and I invite you to get in touch and start your journey to greater peace, contentment and happiness.
You are welcome to ring or text to me on 07470 933368, or email me at email@example.com. You can also find further information and full details on my website www.citycounsellingnottingham.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society, MNCS (Accred).
I have a degree, first class, in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham (a Russell Group university that is considered to be a leading centre of excellence in the field of counselling and psychotherapy). My degree has a focus on Person-Centred Psychotherapy; addiction; grief and loss; and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Within the mental health sector I have over four years experience in facilitating Mindfulness-based therapy classes and workshops with the Nottingham Mindfulness Group, and over three years experience of providing one to one counselling in a professional capacity.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Things just not feeling 'right', numbness and numbing out, coping with change, and the considerable stresses of modern living.
£40 per session;
Key Worker discounts on a personalised basis;
Concessions offered for
Continuing Professional Development on:
- National Counselling Society Ethical Practice
- National Counselling Society Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
- Working in Private Practice
- Mindfulness Retreat Days including:
Compassion and Self-Compassion
and, Calming a Busy Mind
- Introducing Mindfulness and Compassion
- Yoga and Bodywork
- Moving Your Practice Online