James Palfreyman BSc (Hons)

James Palfreyman BSc (Hons)

Florence Shipley
13A Market Place
DE75 7AA

The Croft
Slack Lane

07305 730521

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About me

Hi, I’m James and I am a highly qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, based in Ripley and Heanor.
I earned my First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the well-respected Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI) and I am committed to enhancing my knowledge and understanding through further training and personal development.

I have successfully worked with many people experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, addiction and family issues, to name just a few. I have a keen interest in identity and how we see ourselves, and ourselves in relation to others. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can work through your issues or concerns at your own pace, focussing on your own personal goals.


I see all people as unique and value your life experiences and how life events may have impacted upon you. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and have the capacity and right to become the best version of yourself, as defined by you; finding contentment within your own thoughts and fulfilment within your life. I work in a way that promotes autonomy, helping you to take back control in your life, and clear some space to be able to let good things in, in the future.

I draw on relevant theories from a number of therapeutic modalities that support my relational approach, to help me better support you in finding meaning in whatever you may have experienced or may currently be experiencing. I work with you to promote communication and integration between parts of the self that you may feel cut off from, or even unaware of.

I can offer you a safe space where you can just be yourself without the fear of being judged or misunderstood. I believe you deserve to be seen, acknowledged and respected for who you are, and not just for who you feel you need to be for others.
I look forward to seeing you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist, at the prestigious and well-respected Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute (SPTI), where I gained a First-Class BSc (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for the counselling professions.

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I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for £40 per 50-minute session. This fee is fixed for new and existing clients, joining me before 01/06/19, until 2020. For new clients joining me from 01/06/19, the fee will be £45 per 50-minute session.

Further information

Appointments are weekly and take place at the same time and on the same day, unless otherwise agreed. (i.e. every Thursday at 10.00)

I require 48 hours notice for cancellations. Cancellations within 48 hours will be billed for the full amount. Failure to turn up for agreed appointments without giving notice will be billed at the full amount and may result in Counselling/Psychotherapy being withdrawn. I offer an automated text service to remind you of your appointment the day before we are due to meet.

Maps & Directions

Heanor, DE75 7AA
Ripley, DE5 3HF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified