James Greenhalgh Dip Couns. Registered Member MBACP (Accred).
Hello and welcome to my page.
My approach to counselling is gentle and considered and I am respectful no matter what clients may bring. I aim to create a confidential space where anything may be said and what needs to be shared can be, for there is enormous power in expressing what has been confused or shut down. The counselling relationship is central to my work. Each client is different and what happens in each session is co-created between us. We might touch on some of the following areas:
- Events in your past and the sense you have made of them.
- The story of your childhood and the way you were brought up.
- Your current ways of relating and what these may mean.
- Your internal world and how you feel inside.
- Dreams and fantasies.
I bring a warmth and common sense to my work. I like to work mindfully and remain anchored in the here and now.
I work in Forest Row, East Sussex and Patcham, Brighton.
In these times when we are unable to meet face to face I am offering sessions online using Skype or FaceTime. I will talk you through how this will work. I am offering this with the option that we can meet in person once we are able to arrange that.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Assesment (2017)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2015) B.A.C.P Acred
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling (2013) B.A.C.P Acred
Certificate in Education (Further)
B.A(hons) degree in Humanities.
I am insured and a B.A.C.P registered member. I work with the B.A.C.P ethical framework.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of Counselling.
I welcome and work with clients who come to counselling for all kinds of reasons. Areas I have worked with include the following:
- Not feeling good about life at the moment and not understanding why.
- I work with depressive heavy states that make us feel half alive and can become habitual ways of being that become our reality.
- Anxiety and panic and stress finding it hard to cope.
- Difficulties within personal or family relationships.
- Loss and bereavement.
- Facing a problem that is hard to talk about.
I charge £45 per session. Each session last 50 minutes. Concessions negotiable.
I offer Psychodynamic Counselling. Psychodynamic is made up of two words; psyche, our inner world and dynamic which refers to movement. It emphasises looking at the psychological forces beneath the surface that effect our feelings and behaviour, becoming aware of them, thus allowing change.
Type of Client.
I work with adults and young people.
I work in Forest Row, East Sussex and Patcham, Brighton, and online.
Session are usually weekly, either open-ended or time limited (say six or twelve sessions.)
We arrange an initial meeting to decide whether to work together and there is, of course, no obligation.