James Palfreyman BSc (Hons)
16 Chapel Street
Thank you for visiting my profile. People get in touch with me for many different reasons and I am curious as to the circumstances that bring you here! I wish to assure you that whatever the reason, however you are feeling in this moment, that things can and will change in time, with the right support. I understand how difficult it can be to find the right counsellor or psychotherapist, especially if you are already feeling vulnerable or unsure about things in general. I hope that you will find all the information you need here to enable you to decide if I might be the right person to support you. However, if you are still left with questions, please feel free to get in touch.
As a Humanistic therapist, I see you 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 hold great value in the power of the therapeutic relationship and the healing that can happen within it.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I draw on 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 in a way that promotes communication and integration between parts of the self that you may feel cut off from, or even unaware of.
I have a wealth of experience supporting people with a range of issues; including addiction, domestic abuse, self-esteem and a variety of mental health concerns, including, but not limited to anxiety and depression. As someone who recognises and respects a person’s uniqueness, I have a keen interest in identity and how we see ourselves, and ourselves in relation to others.
I can offer you a safe space where you can be your authentic self without the fear of being judged or frowned upon. 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|