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About me

We all find things hard at times in our lives. When we do, it can be good to work through our thoughts and feelings with someone who seeks to understand, not judge us, and offers helpful reflection on our situation. This is what I aim to do as a counsellor.

I am experienced working with adults, young people and children. I am trained in several therapeutic approaches that I draw on flexibly depending on what works for you. I believe each person has their own inherent resources and potential for change and growth. A good counselling relationship helps activate that potential by the counsellor and client working together.

I offer a free first meeting, usually within a week of contact. Scheduling can be hard – so I hold sessions on Saturdays, weekday evenings, and weekday daytime sessions.

If you want to know more about me, how I work and what to expect from a first session please visit my website using the link above. You can also email me or leave a message on my confidential answerphone. There's no need to provide a detailed message - just your contact details and an expression of interest. I usually respond within two working days.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a First Class Honours BSc in Humanistic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London, one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy institutions in the UK. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have been a counsellor at The Rawstorn Road Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy for several years. I am the visiting therapist for a number of local residential children's homes.

I am experienced in helping with a range of concerns, including, but not restricted to, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, low mood, social, family and relationship issues.

I have special interests in loss, bereavement and abuse (past, sexual, domestic, bullying etc.).

I work with adults and children (aged 10+) and have a special interest in working with young people (aged 13-19).

I am an LGBTQ+ positive practitioner.

I hold an enhanced DBS check.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

It's impossible to give a complete list of all the reasons we might have for seeking counselling. Here are a few others that I can think of.

  • Adjusting to significant life change e.g. ageing, illness or illness of a loved one
  • Pet bereavement
  • Stillbirth
  • Death
  • Loss

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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First session: Free
Standard session: £40 each
Concessionary rates are available for those on low income, students etc. Please enquire.

Further Details:

  • ​​I offer face-to-face, one-to-one counselling with adults, young people and children aged 10+.
  • I offer sessions during weekdays and Saturday afternoons.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


Saturday afternoons. Weekday daytime (concessionary rates available).

The Rawstorn Road Centre For Counselling And Psychotherapy
1A Rawstorn Road

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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James Rodwell, BSc Humanistic Counselling, Registered (MBACP)

James Rodwell, BSc Humanistic Counselling, Registered (MBACP)