James Gooding Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

he/him
MBACP Psychodynamic Counsellor (BSc, MSc)

About me

Hello! My name is James, I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor. It can be incredibly difficult to reach out when you feel something is ‘not quite right’ or even needing someone who will listen to thoughts or feelings you have been holding. The trigger to considering therapy can be anything happening in your present life, anxiety about the future, self-esteem or self- worth even repeating behaviours that are impacting your quality of life.

What to expect in the first few sessions: Working on trust is important to me, by having a good connection it allows for sessions to feel comfortable. I will not judge you, lecture you or offer ‘solutions’– the purpose of therapy is to allow you to reach your own conclusions in a safe environment.

What I provide:  Psychodynamic counselling looks at the examination of self, I provide a safe and non- judgemental space to allow this process to take place. Through this we can explore relations to others in your life, how behaviour patterns might be repeating and how some of this may link to early life experiences. This history allows us understand how difficulties faced in past can be affecting us in the present allowing for recovery and better understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in supporting clients with:

  • Men’s mental health
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Emotional abuse
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence or self-esteem
  • Relationship problems

Many of these can be explored in long or short term number of sessions.

My qualifications are BSc in Psychology and Counselling from Roehampton University and an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London.

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

An initial consultation will be online for a 50-minute session and is £60. This session is there to let us explore why you have come to therapy and how I can help you through your journey. It also allows us both to see if I am the right therapist for you. If you feel I am, then we can organise a day and time to organise the first session.

When I work

Monday - Friday: 8:00- 18:00, Please feel free to email or text me and I can let you know my available slots.

Further information

I am available for online and face to face sessions.

Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA

76A Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social