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About me

*FACE TO FACE now available again*

I have an established professional career spanning many years and have won awards for my work supporting health and wellbeing in NHS commissioned services, and privately via ONE MIND.

  • Your difficulties are valid, important and deserve support
  • Change can happen and things can get better

I have delivered over a thousand sessions of therapy and mindfulness to people from all walks of life, all over the world, helping them and you to find calm, joy, and a sense of purpose and freedom.

The most common feedback I receive from people I work with is that I am:

  • Genuine and authentic
  • Patient and kind
  • Relateable and offer ‘real-world’ support

This is because I work from the following principles


The bedrock of any therapy is formed by providing you with a person you can trust. Without trust therapy is unsuccessful.


Every person is born unique and their individuality deserves not just be acknowledged but, be encouraged and celebrated.


The act of being unconditionally caring means I put your needs first by being completely in your corner without an agenda.


Cultivating calm individually and together helps us all feel safe and helps us work with suffering creatively. Calm is not passive or weak but allows us to challenge the difficulties we face with skill and courage. It’s also a welcome respite from pain.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Breathworks Accredited Mindfulness Provider
  • Delivered over a 1000 sessions of CBT, Mindfulness, Counselling and Psychotherapy in NHS commissioned services and privately.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Chronic pain

Chronic fatigue


Long term health conditions

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

Photos & videos


FACE TO FACE is available again

  • 1-hour sessions
  • Face-to-face, telephone or video call
  • Flexible availability


  • 20minute consultation: FREE
  • Telephone/video Therapy Session: £50 per hour
  • Face-to-face Therapy Session: £60 per hour
  • Concessions available on request

Free 20minute Consultation

Making that first step can be daunting. It’s completely normal to feel nervous, therefore, I welcome you to give me a call to...

Discuss your difficulties Answer your questions Provide you with immediate support Under no obligation

Please do not worry about 'burdening' myself or any therapist with your questions, your enquiries are important and deserve time and patience.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Having spent some time with you on the enquiry call, I can assure you that some of the normal anxieties a person faces on the first session will be easier.

I wish you the best of luck in your journey in finding a therapist and sincerely wish you well.

On my website, there are more details of:

  • Client testimonials
  • Courses
  • Workshops
  • Blog


Greater Manchester

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

For a person who has mobility issues, I can offer telephone or video sessions. I also specialise in working with Long Term Health Conditions (LTHC's).


Flexible around your needs - video, telephone and face-to-face is available again!

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


James Hartley - Counsellor, Therapist & Mindfulness Trainer

James Hartley - Counsellor, Therapist & Mindfulness Trainer