James Knight - Reg MBACP, PG Dip (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
I aim to ensure that empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard underpin all my client work. I am person-centred and client-led and work in a non-directive way. I work hard to create the therapeutic space clients can use as feels most useful to them, offering support and gentle challenge as needed.
I have specific experience of working with LGBT clients and am confident and knowledgeable in working with issues including: gender identity and expression (including non-binary identities), sexuality, sex (including kink and fetishes), asexual and aromantic identities, multi-party relationships (more than 2 people) and non-monogamous or polyamorous relationships.
I have significant experience in providing employee assistance programme (EAP) time-limited work. I also have a wealth of experience working with students (university and college) and young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
James has experience of working in a number of settings - private practice, corporate/business, and in the charity/third sector. James has worked in both time-limited (usually 4-6 sessions) and open-ended (any number, decided by the client) arrangements. He has specific experience working with LGBTQ people, students (further and higher education) and young people (aged 12-25) and as part of an employee assistance programme.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Registered, Awarded by Stirling University)
- Certification in Cyber Therapy (Online Therapy Institute)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (COSCA Registered, Awarded by Edinburgh College)
- BA [Open] (Open University)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per 50 minute session (face to face, video, VoIP/phone and IM)
£30 per email session
£30 for a one-off introductory session to new clients
James grew up in North Wales and his experiences as an LGBT young person living in a rural area have shaped his commitment to using technology to expand specialist provision.
Prior to becoming a counsellor James undertook a number of different campaigning and public relations roles in an enormous range of policy areas including race equality, student rights, animal welfare and workers rights.
James is active in campaigning to challenge the stigma around mental health, and appropriately uses his own lived experience of mental health to work with clients to help them understand their existing coping strategies.