I offer one to one person centred counselling / psychotherapy to adults in person, via internet video or telephone. As of October 2021 I work in partnership with First Psychology in Inverness.
I believe counselling works, not by ‘fixing’ people, but by supporting someone through their own truths and aiding them to trust and understand themselves. It is a safe space where a person can be truly listened to without judgement and understood by another who is not otherwise involved in their life. This creates a powerful experience which can lead to profound and lasting positive change in someone’s life.
I hold a higher national diploma in counselling and psychotherapy from the University of the Highlands and Islands. I am also a professional member of COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I fully abide by these ethical frameworks and their complaints procedures. I practice with up to date public liability and professional indemnity insurance.
I work with clients experiencing a variety of issues including low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions and relationship difficulties. I work with my clients to help them understand themselves better; to Identify things that aren’t working in their lives and look at how these can be improved.
I endeavour to foster an understanding of the client's self-worth and to explore the possibilities available to make life more worth living and relationships with self and others more enriching.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 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 practicing in organisations who cater to clients with addictions and who perform significant caring roles.
- Experience of work with Employee Assistance Programme and Private Medical Insurance clients.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
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
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
From £30.00 to £65.00
Concessions offered for
Please go to the First Psychology website at https://www.invernesspsychology.co.uk/people/James_McComas
I am available for face to face sessions on Thursday and Friday, and for zoom/ phone sessions at other times by arrangement.
See my Frequently Asked Questions page at https://newhorizonscounsellinghighland.com/frequently-asked-questions/