James King

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BA, PGDip, MBACP. Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4BQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to visit my page and welcome. These are extremely difficult times for everyone as we adapt to a new and unusual way of living. Whatever has brought you here, rest assured I will do all I can to help you.

I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering weekly counselling sessions for teenagers and adults on a long, medium or short-term basis in Central Manchester: Deansgate.

I can help and support you in difficult moments, offering a warm, welcoming, confidential and safe space that is only yours. You will feel understood, accepted and listened to, enabling you to find more clarity and strength in yourself.

Although I regularly work with clients of all ages and genders, the majority of my clients tend to be young men, who have unresolved feelings or experiences which are impacting on their daily lives.

I believe that it does not matter where we start, we will find the things that matter most to you together and explore these 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. When life presents challenges such as bereavement,  abuse or addiction, it can be difficult to face them alone. Even if you don't know why you feel like you do, just having a caring person who is separate from your everyday life, can make all the difference.

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.

As well as my private work, I have also worked for several organisations as a Counsellor including local charities and healthcare organisations. I value my role immensely.  Seeing clients become free from negative thoughts and feelings is a real privilege.

Please contact me and we can have a brief conversation or exchange of emails. We can then arrange an initial session to get to know each other and find out whether the support I offer would be useful to you.

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I currently charge £50-£70 for a 50 minute session, with an optional free phone consultation prior to the first appointment.

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.

When I work

The counselling centre is open 7 days a week from 3pm-9pm

Further information

I work in a building that has been fully risk-assessed for Covid-19, taking all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and comfort of my clients.

Milton Hall, 244 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 4BQ

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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