James King, BA, PGDip, MBACP. Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Firstly, thanks for taking the time to visit my page and welcome. With such a range of excellent and well qualified counsellors out there, it can be hard to navigate your way through them all!
I believe that it does not matter where we start, we will find the things that matter most to you together and explore those when you are ready to do so. For some individuals, that will be the first session and for others it may take a little longer.
During my time as a counsellor, I have worked with people who have experienced many different things that life has thrown at them, including bereavement, child and adult sexual abuse, and addiction. When faced with personal difficulties, a variety of diagnoses can exist, but only by helping clients to make sense and process their feelings, can they find relief and freedom from them.
I can work with you on a short-term basis to address particular issues concerning you today, or on a longer-term basis if you have significant life events that you would like to explore in more depth.
I have worked for several organisations as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, such as local charities and healthcare organisations. I value my role as a counsellor, and the help, and hope, I am able to offer people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a broad range of qualifications and have worked with a diverse range of clients in a variety of contexts.
A registered member of the BACP, I have a PGDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am currently writing a research paper on addiction and counselling.
I am fully insured, comply fully with GDPR and have all the above details available on request. My service is also bound by the code of ethics as set out by the BACP and as such, all of our correspondence is treated in the strictest of confidence.
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
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
I currently charge £50 for a 1 hour session, with an introductory rate of £25 for the first session.
A limited number of concessionary places are sometimes available on request. These rates are reviewed annually but will not change once you have started working with me.
A 48 hour cancellation policy applies.