James Rodwell, BSc Humanistic Counselling, Registered (MBACP)

James Rodwell, BSc Humanistic Counselling, Registered (MBACP)

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

01206 625 756

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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 reduced-rate 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 at a local residential children's home.

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.

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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

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  • Example Counselling Room


First session: Free
Standard session: £40 each
Weekday session (start time 9am-4pm): £30 each

Further Details:

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

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO3 3JE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Weekday evenings. Saturday afternoons. Weekday daytime (concessionary rate).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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