James McComas

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Inverness, Highland, IV2
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About me

I am an experienced practitioner who offers counselling / psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective. I aim to support clients as they explore their unique situation and beliefs, enabling them to trust and understand themselves better. I help clients to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved, so that life becomes more worth while and relationships with self and others more enriching.  I provide a safe space where a person can be listened to without judgement. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to lasting positive change.

I work with a wide range of issues and problems including; depression, anxiety, stress, anger, assertiveness, bereavement, body image issues, sexual identity, life transitions and trauma. I have particular experience working with addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and low self-esteem.

I have worked as a counsellor in a number of settings including in a counselling practice, in a care setting, and with clients with substance use issues. Prior to this, I had experience in a range of roles, including as a primary school teacher. I hold a Higher Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, a BA (Hons) degree, an MA and a PGCE.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons), MA and PGCE.
  • Higher National Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Highlands and Islands, ratified by COSCA.
  • Professional member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
  • Experience of working in a Counselling Practice, and of counselling with organisations who cater to clients with addiction issues and who perform significant caring roles.
  • Experience of work with Employee Assistance Programme and Private Medical Insurance clients.

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

I am available for face to face sessions on Thursday and Friday, and for zoom/ phone sessions at other times by arrangement.

Further information

See my Frequently Asked Questions page at https://newhorizonscounsellinghighland.com/frequently-asked-questions/

Inverness, Highland, IV2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

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PVG Scheme

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