James Thorley - Counsellor and Supervisor MNCS(Accred)
My name is James, I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor and Supervisor, offering individual and couples counselling along with Supervision for Counsellors.
How can counselling help me?
Stress and Generalised Anxiety Disorder can be difficult to live with causing us to feel lost, overwhelmed and isolated.
Work Related Stress is a common condition in a modern world full of pressures and demands. Whether we work as part of a company or have our own business we are open to various trying situations and circumstances that leave us feeling vulnerable and unable to cope.
At these times we often put ourselves last and find it hard to be available to family members, friends and peers.
To be heard and fully understood in these times is extremely important, simply continuing and “being strong” is what has helped us to realise we cannot work this out alone.
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. Person-Centred Counselling is gentle, non-directive and values the relationship between client and counsellor. You will be accepted just as you are without judgment and what you choose to bring to counselling will be truly heard with empathy, honesty and in total confidence.
Addiction to alcohol or drugs is just part of the many ways we use to changing the way we feel, others such as gambling, over or under eating, relationships and behaviors also create great problems in our lives. Having worked with clients suffering from addiction and my own life experiences, I know the importance of realising that we are not the only one who feels this way and from that comes the hope that we can achieve the changes needed to break free from addiction.
Please contact me by phone or text on 07932 160750.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Certificate in Supervision, Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
1-0-1 Transactional Analysis UKATA Manchester
Rewind Trauma Therapy IARTT
I have worked for North Staffs Mind with adult clients, a secure school counselling 11 to 16-year-old's and as a school counsellor at a local secondary school.
As part of my private practice, I am part of a multidisciplinary counselling team working with clients with needs relating to addiction and complex mental health.
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:
- 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)
- Rewind therapy (David Muss)
- Working at Relational Depth (Mick Cooper)
- Rape & Sexual Assault Counselling (NCS)
- Transactional Analysis (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
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.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Couples counselling.
- Self esteem.
Concessions offered for
Individual counselling £35.00 1 hour session.
Couples counselling £50.00 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 £35.00 1 hour session.
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.
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 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.