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About me

I have an established professional career spanning many years, won awards for my work supporting health and wellbeing in NHS commissioned services and privately via www.ONE-MIND.co.uk , and I frequently feature as an expert in the media on the topic of therapy (see website).

  • 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, suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression and more, helping them 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
  • Relatable 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 to be just acknowledged but, encouraged and celebrated.


The act of unconditionally putting your needs first by being completely in your corner without an agenda in a genuinely understanding and accepting way.


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

Childhood Trauma

Chronic pain

Chronic fatigue


Long term health conditions

Therapies offered

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

Photos & videos


From £50.00 to £60.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

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.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday: 9 am - 1:30 pm (Mornings)

Tuesday: 4 pm - 7:20 pm (Afternoons)

Wednesday: 9 am - 1:30 pm (Mornings)

Thursday: 4 pm - 7:20 pm (Afternoons)

Friday: 9 am - 1:30 pm (Mornings)

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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).


James Hartley - Counsellor, Therapist & Mindfulness Trainer

James Hartley - Counsellor, Therapist & Mindfulness Trainer