James Rodwell, BSc Humanistic Counselling, Registered (MBACP)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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
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First session: Free
Standard session: £40 each
Weekday session (start time 9am-4pm): £30 each
- 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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday evenings. Saturday afternoons. Weekday daytime (concessionary rate).
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|