James Palfreyman BSc (Hons)
Do you ever feel like a spectator in your own life? Maybe you feel stuck in a pattern of behaviour and don't know how to change it? Do you feel less deserving of the life you crave than everybody else? If any of this sounds like you and you are ready to explore it further, then get in touch. 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 will work with you to find the triggers that impact on the way you are feeling or behaving right now, so we can explore ways that you might make the positive changes you desire. Greater self-awareness enables you to challenge negative thoughts and behaviours and see yourself through fresh eyes; allowing more control in you life and greater self-esteem.
It isn't always easy to acknowledge that we might need a little extra support in life; especially reaching out to someone that we don't know yet. We are all a work in progress and I assure you that I will handle you and your needs with care. I will listen to you, so that together we can understand and meet your needs; and make room for a more positive future
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.
I am committed to continued learning and regularly attend CPD courses and events to help enhance and keep my skills up to date.
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
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
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for £40 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.