James Hallam, MA Int Psychotherapy, BSc(Hons) Psyc; UCKP (Reg), MBACP

James Hallam, MA Int Psychotherapy, BSc(Hons) Psyc; UCKP (Reg), MBACP



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About me

At Symphony Psychotherapy and Counselling I believe in embracing an attitude towards the practice of psychotherapy that affirms the inherent value of each individual client, responding appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning.

When someone is dealing with complex issues they can feel overwhelmed or stuck. A Psychotherapist or counsellor can support you and help to integrate the parts of yourself and your life into harmonious sense of self. This can be by looking at short term goals over a limited period of time or on a longer open ended basis.

What that means for this practice is that Psychotherapy and counselling consists of a series of techniques for treating mental health and emotional disorders. It is the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality, reducing the use of defence mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and limit flexibility in problem solving, health maintenance, and relating to people, and re-engaging the world. It is the process of making whole.

From this stance Psychotherapy and Counselling can help with many problems including, but not limited to, Anxiety and Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Compulsive and Obsessive behaviour, Family problems, Managing Stress and Life changes, Relationship issues, Self harm, Coming to terms with past Trauma and abuse.

Finding the right therapist is very important. Please look through the information here about myself and what you can expect from me, and if you think we may be able to work together please contact me

Training, qualifications & experience

Current Studies

2016 - 2018 - PG-Dip In CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Nottingham University)


2012 - Masters Degree (MA) in Integrative Psychotherapy (Awarded by University of Birmingham and training at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute) - Accredited by United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)

2006 - BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University) - Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

1998 - BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (University of Wales)


2015 - Introductory Certificate Course in CBT

2015 - On going - Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute) UKCP accredited

2013 - on going - Foundation / Certificate in Hypno Psychotherapy - (National college of Hypnopsychotherapy)

2014 - Mindfulness - Bemindfulonline

2013 - On going - Series of seminars / study group in NeuroPsychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual Psychotherapy/Counselling
Initial Assessment Session (up to 80 minutes) - £45
Psychotherapy / Counselling Session - £45
(Reduced rates are available for students)

1 hour session - £25

Further information


I work from my office on Highfield Road in Nuthall (NG16).
This is just off junction 26 of the M1 (the Ikea junction on the Nottingham City side) or 10 minutes walk from the Phoenix Park Tram stop / park and ride or 2 minutes walk from the Woodside Drive Bus stop (served by the trent barton Rainbow One bus)

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG16

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Some evening and weekend slots available.