James McWilliams PgDip MBACP Therapist
If you are new to counselling or psychotherapy I know how nervous you are probably feeling. Taking such a step can be challenging. Yet, I also know how incredibly rewarding it can be.
How Counselling & Psychotherapy Can Help
I understand how difficult life can be. Work demands and everyday pressures can leave us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Often we seek relief in unhealthy ways yet deep down we yearn for something more meaningful. Together we can explore all these things so you can become more motivated, and in turn, make better professional decisions and life choices.
Depending on your hopes and needs, we can work together over a brief period or for however long you require.
Whatever your focus therapy can help:
Reduce low self-esteem / anxiety and depression / feeling sad
Cultivate better personal relationships / address difficult family issues
Improve your confidence and assertiveness...
...and in turn, help you feel happier within yourself.
Locations & Online Offering
I offer opportunities for face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy sessions in central London, London Bridge & Oxford Circus, as well as Online (via the secure platform Zoom). Both central London venues are warm, comfortable surroundings and are within walking distance from tube stations.
Further details can be provided during our initial telephone discussion.
What to Expect In the First Session
Our first session is an opportunity to see how we can work together, your expectations and desired outcomes from therapy, and any questions you have for me. Offering you a safe place to be seen and heard is my top priority.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a trained Psychosynthesis practitioner, holding a Masters equivalent (Level 7) Post Graduate Diploma.
Psychosynthesis is a style of counselling and psychotherapy; utilising a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques depending on your needs. Additionally, I specialise in working with shame, family systemic work, exploring life meaning & purpose, and spiritual growth.
I have 15 years' experience in business, so understand the pressures of the corporate world. I have also spent 10 years working with and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community at prominent organisations including Terrence Higgins Trust, Switchboard, Albert Kennedy Trust and Diversity Role Models.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Challenges and difficulties related to sexual and/or gender identity i.e., being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or queer (LGBT / LGBTQ+).
Perhaps you feel shame (a deep sense of unease) around your sexuality or gender identity. Maybe you are drinking or taking drugs more often than you would like to admit to others. Or perhaps you are worried about your sexual behaviour, or using drink/drugs to have sex.
If this sounds familiar, then we can discuss these things together in confidence and without fear of judgement.
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- 15 minute phone consultation — Free
- Weekly 50 minute sessions — £75 per session
- Ask about availability and payment options during your free consultation.
Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, I will be there to walk alongside you.
Whilst respecting your identity, your background, your past, your present situation and future aspirations, I will help you to find choice where there appears to be none.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
0800 - 2100 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|