James Hawes

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Psychotherapist | Anger expert | Author - The Secret Lives of Men
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 5BB
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome. I am an experienced therapist supporting clients with anger management difficulties , relationship issues, anxiety and a variety of other issues. I have worked successfully with hundreds of clients including Nurses, CEO's, plumbers, doctor's, professional sportsmen, businessmen and women, students, MD's and hairdressers.

Modern life can be hectic and stressful stretching mind, body and spirit to breaking point. The result of this pressure can often make us feel out of sync or disjointed causing dis-ease and unhappiness. With my experienced and unique approach I seek to provide the right conditions to  help people make sense of what is happening in their inner world enabling them to gain greater acceptance, control and emotional regulation. During this work clients find themselves beginning to feel whole again.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony'  Mahatma Gandhi

I am experienced at working with people who are:

EXPERIENCING RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES (e.g. forming intimate relationships, trusting others, giving love and receiving love, letting go, struggling to establish and sustain satisfying relationships).Contact me for further information about couple counselling and relationship issues.

GRAPPLING WITH IDENTITY ISSUES ( e.g. Low self-image and self-esteem, lacking confidence, defensiveness, constant comparisons with others, fearfulness, self-conscious).

FEELING GENERALLY LOW (e.g. “things just don’t seem right”, mood swings, indecisiveness, feeling stressed and anxious, procrastination, feeling stuck, depression).

LACKING MOTIVATION IN LIFE (e.g. feeling flat, lacking direction, low energy or vitality, uncertain, self-doubt, passiveness,  self-harm and suicidal thoughts, self-sabotage, depression).

NUMB (e.g. out of touch with feelings, body or core being, feeling ungrounded).

STRUGGLING WITH ANGRY OR VIOLENT BEHAVIOUR (e.g. frustration, moods, bullying, abuse, shouting and verbal outbursts, tension, resentment, obsession,  a feeling of being out of control or powerless, hitting things or people, needing anger management).

DEALING WITH GRIEF OR LOSS (e.g. rejection, death of a loved one, trauma, illness, fertility issues).

WORKING THROUGH LIFE TRANSITIONS (e.g. mid-life crisis, doubts about values, changes to personal circumstances, locality change, a sense of feeling lost).

FINDING THE WORKPLACE DIFFICULT (e.g. bullying, confidence issues, lack of motivation, addiction to work, stress).

AWARE OF SEX AND SEXUALITY CONCERNS (e.g. sexual identity, body awareness, gender issues, sexual dysfunction including premature ejaculation, impotence, delayed ejaculation, or experiencing a lack of interest in sex, performance anxiety, loss of passion and sexual arousal).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Psychotherapist and counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. My experience includes working with Relate, GP's. schools, voluntary organisations, Bupa, Sporting Chance clinic, Right Management and employment assistant programmes. I presently work at The Nottingham High School and Nottingham University Samworth Academy, provide CPD workshops and facilitate anger groups for adult men. I have been working in private practice for over twelve years and provide a confidential, safe and professional service.

Counselling and Psychotherapy PG.DIP (2002 - 2005)
Trauma Studies (Cert) 2011-12)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£75.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individuals - £75 - Day time appointment (9-5)  £85- Evening appointment (after 5pm)

Couples and families - £85- Day time appointment (9-5) £95- Evening appointment (after 5pm)

Concessions given when a block of five sessions is paid in advance

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

The Bay Therapy Centre, 21 Trent Boulevard, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 5BB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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