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About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my page. I invite you to get in touch to arrange an initial consultation. This is where we can talk about what you would like to get from counselling and what, in particular, has led to you looking for a counsellor now. It’s also an opportunity to see how you feel being in the counselling environment and ask any questions you may have about the counselling process itself.

I can offer a safe, confidential and non judgemental space for you to talk through your experiences and work towards bringing about positive life changes.

You can contact me by phone or email. If you choose to call me and I am to unable answer, then please feel free to leave a message on my confidential answering machine, and I will return your call as soon as possible. I respond to calls and emails between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday. If your contact is outside of these hours then I will get back to you the next working day.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warmest regards,
James


Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years experience working with adults and young people in a variety of supportive roles.

- B.A (Hons) in Humanistic/Integrative Counselling from Middlesex University

- Advanced Professional Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling

- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and theory

- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills

- Accreditation with The National Counselling Society.

- Membership of the Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

- DBS checked


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

Initial assessment (1 hour): £50

On-going individual session rate (1 hour): £50

Initial couples assessment (1 hour): £70

On-going couples session rate (1 hour): £70

You can pay by cash or BACS transfer. This can be discussed during your first session.

Availability

Please get in touch to find out when we can arrange our first meeting. I offer weekday and limited evening appointments.

Further information

Off road parking and toilet facilities are available.

Southampton
Hampshire
SO19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
James Penney (Healthy Vue Therapy), BA (Hons), Adv Prof Dip (MBACP, MNCS accred)

James Penney (Healthy Vue Therapy), BA (Hons), Adv Prof Dip (MBACP, MNCS accred)