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About me

I have been a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist now for a number of years. I work with children, teenagers and adults. I have two main locations from which I can offer Counselling, one therapy room in Torquay and one based in Exeter. Both have parking nearby.


www.jamescounselling.co.uk    and       www.james-hypnotherapy.co.uk

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which means that I adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice. As required by the BACP, I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continuing professional development.
I’m also a member of the INLPTA International NLP Trainers Association and ABH the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

I hope you find all you need to know on here or on my website. Feel free to contact me by phone or Email if you would like to no more.


I provide a safe and confidential space and, with a warm, insightful nature, I hope to help you to feel comfortable in your environment. My goal is to create a place where you feel you can build trust which will allow you to start exploring difficult and perhaps unwanted feelings in your life.

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I try to create an environment where you feel accepted, unjudged and supported throughout our time together, whilst also empathising with the feelings and emotions that you bring into the room. I also try and stay true to my own feelings during our working relationship and will be congruent in my reactions with everything that you bring to each session.


Our sessions together are like a journey; a chance for you to explore unwanted and difficult emotions whilst feeling supported and safe. We will look at finding your inner strengths so that you can build on them and begin to utilise them in everyday life through self knowledge and awareness. By engaging in counselling, we can work together to develop various tools and skills to enhance your psychological well-being.

My counselling approach is Integrative which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques (CBT, Gestalt, person centered and NLP) in my work depending on what seems most suitable for you and your needs.


I work both with couples or individuals depending on the clients issues.
As well as working with adults I am also very experienced with working with children and teenagers, after my time as a school Counselling at Honiton Community College having to deal with different personal issues they brought to the sessions.

As many children & teenagers find difficulty in expressing their thoughts and feelings, so I tend to use tools like sand-play, drawing, writing to help them express themselves better.

I am also very experienced in dealing with many adult issues for example: relationships, Bereavement, Anger, Depression and Anxiety     (more listed on website)


If you have never experienced counselling before the prospect of talking about yourself can seem somewhat daunting. I therefore like to offer an initial session where we can assess and explore what has brought you to counselling and what you would like to get out of it. Most importantly, you can experience how I am as a counsellor and decide if my style is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma – Humanistic Counselling
  • INLPTA – Certified practitioner of NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming)
  • ABH – Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Level 2/3 – Counselling Concepts & Skills


  • Counsellor – Honiton Community College (counselling students)
  • Counsellor – NHS, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (counselling staff)


I am fully insured to practice Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


Are payable by cash or cheq after the session.    
Fees are as follows:

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Individuals 50 minutes £70
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Couples 50 minutes £70
  • Hypnotherapy 50 minutes £70
  • Skype Counselling and Psychotherapy  50 mins £70
  • Phone Counselling and Psychotherapy 50 mins £70

Further information


www.jamescounselling.co.uk            and         www.james-hypnotherapy.co.uk

First Floor
6 Northernhay Place

139 St Marychurch Road

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

James Holloway  MBACP, INLPTA, ABH

James Holloway MBACP, INLPTA, ABH