James Thorley - Counsellor and Supervisor
Hi, my name is James and I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor. I offer counselling sessions for individual clients, relationship counselling for couples and supervision for counsellors.
It can feel a daunting prospect to take the step into counselling, however, the benefits can be life-changing. You need not feel alone with difficult and fearful emotions, the process of counselling offers a confidential space where you can feel safe to explore anything that might be troubling you.
Your situation and feelings are unique to you, I will not judge you nor tell you what to do, but will listen and support you in finding the right path that suits you and your life.
How can counselling help?
Counselling can help build confidence and self-esteem and when working with couples can help build communication and understanding. I am passionate and committed to helping all my clients work towards a more comfortable sense of emotional well-being. I will work alongside you, guided by whatever you want to explore and any changes you would like to make.
Please get in touch by phone, text on 07932 160750 or click here to send me an email if you would like to make an appointment or to discuss how counselling might help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Certificate in Supervision from Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
As part of my private practice, I have worked for North Staffs Mind counselling adult clients, a secure school counselling 11 to 16-year-old's and as a school counsellor at a local secondary school. Aside from my private practice I currently work for a Wrexham based drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation centre. I have current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance and have an up-to-date Child Safeguarding Certificate.
I am an accredited registered member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) and abide by their ethical framework to offer the best service possible.
My continued professional development courses include:
- Safe Talk
- Clients and Their Medication. (MIND)
- Excellence in Practice. Working Therapeutically in The Criminal Justice System (Durham University)
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks (MIND)
- Working with Trauma (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy)
- Working with Attachment (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy)
- Safeguarding Children (Dove Service)
- Understanding Suicidal Clients (MIND)
- Working with Asperger's Syndrome. (MIND)
- Certificate in Supervision. (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Addiction and New Recovery Counselling (Drug and Alcohol)
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Individual counselling from £30.00 1 hour session.
New recovery counselling (Drug and Alcohol) from £30.00 1 hour session.
Couples counselling from £45.00 1.5 hour session.
EAP's, Insurance or business referrals, first session £50.00 1 hour session. Subsequent sessions £45.00 1 hour session.
Supervision from £30.00 1 hour session.
Problems with Addiction.
I have extensive experience of working with addiction both privately and within residential settings. If the use of alcohol, drugs or medication is affecting your life in a negative way, asking for help can be a challenging prospect. A safe, confidential and professional space where assistance is available, may help you feel ready to make the changes needed to begin living a life free from addiction. You will be supported non-judgmentally and we will work at your own pace to explore the issues relating to your addiction and your responses to life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
9.00 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm Evening and weekend appointments are available to suit your schedule and flexibility.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My name is James and I offer counselling supervision, working in the Seven Eyed Model.View supervision profile