About me

Welcome to my counselling page.

I offer short and long term counselling to adults in a calm and non judgmental environment. The first session is free of charge, which allows you to see how the counselling process is for you, before continuing.

Experience

Whatever you are finding difficult at this moment in time i offer a warm compassionate and non-judgmental approach to therapy.

I have extensive experience supporting people of all ages, these issues may be:

  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Attachment issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Addiction
  • Family members affected by addiction
  • Guilt and Shame
  • Loss of identity

I have considerable experience working around issues relating to Addiction. I have previous experience working as an Addiction Therapist in a residential treatment centres. Which includes working with clients who have experience issues relating to the abuse of drugs and alcohol, gambling, sex and love addiction, depression and anxiety, abuse of prescription drugs and co-dependency. In addition to working with clients who are in active addiction entering into recovery I also work with families affected by addiction in the form of 1:1 work and also group therapy.

I have experience as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice in West Sussex working with people who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This can be a very difficult time and through sessions can allow for the chance to process thoughts and feelings and the opportunity to heal.

In addition to my counselling work, i have broad experience in mental health services as a mental health nurse (RMN) in Sussex.

All sessions are confidential. If you are new to counselling and the counselling process please get in touch as I am happy to answer any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN)

Addiction Therapist- Residential Treatment Centre.

Gamcare trained therapist working with Problem Gamblers.

Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from Brighton University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Surrey.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Bsc-Sport and Exercise Psychology
University of Chichester.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free Introductory Session

Choosing a counsellor is a very important decision therefore I offer our first session free to see how we can work together before committing to ongoing work together.

Further sessions are £40 per session weekly, which lasts 50 minutes. I also offer Telephone and Skype sessions if more convenient.

I offer reduced priced sessions for Key Workers or student counselling sessions.

Availability

I have a range of availability to suit you, including evening and weekends. Face to Face, Skype and telephone counselling.

Saltdean
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 8AF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Social

James Meade

James Meade