James King, BA, PGDip, MBACP. Psychotherapist & Counsellor

James King, BA, PGDip, MBACP. Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Milton Hall
244 Deansgate
Greater Manchester
M3 4BQ


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About me

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to visit my page and welcome. Should you choose to get in touch, I offer a first session at £30 so you can make a decision as to whether I am the counsellor for you. With such a range of excellent and well qualified counsellors out there, it can be hard to navigate your way through them all!

I value individual difference, honesty, integrity, finding your own path, standing out from the crowd, connection, relationship. I strongly believe people can be empowered to find their own answers. I know that I am not a fixer, and I don't have all the answers, although I might have a suggestion or two. I know that I am OK to sit with people in chaos. I can tolerate stuckness, and I am not afraid to be afraid, nor walk into a dark place

If you have arrived here, the chances are that you feel that you wish to make some changes to your life, or want to make better sense of your world. This can be a difficult step that many never make so well done on getting this far.

When we meet, you can be sure that your thoughts and feelings will be heard, respected and valued. I will create the circumstances in which you feel safe, supported and free from judgement, so you might be able to explore whatever it is that has brought you here. I have an excellent track record when it comes to this and think these qualities underpin a good therapeutic relationship, allowing you the best chance of success.

I have worked for several organisations as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist such as local charities and healthcare organisations. In all of my roles, I have had a caseload of clients with a wide range of different difficulties ranging from depression and anxiety to addiction, sexuality domestic abuse  and bereavement. I value my role as a counsellor and the help and hope I have been able to offer people.

I deliver a professional and ethical service offering support to those in need and have extensive experience of working with individuals to address and overcome a range of issues. I have adopted a person centered approach throughout my various roles over and believe the various skills I have developed add to my abilities as a highly effective person centered therapist.

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.

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Accredited register membership


I currently charge £60 for a 1 hour session, with an introductory rate of £30 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.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3 4BQ

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


The counselling centre is open 7 days a week from 8:30am-9pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme