James Thorley

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Person-Centred, Addiction, Supervisor, NCPS Prof Accred.
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Crewe, Cheshire, CW1
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About me

Hi I'm James, a passionate and experienced Person-Centred therapist working with a wide range of presenting issues from Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement and loss to Relationships and Addiction. 

Our personal struggles take many different forms, but are always made easier when we feel we are not alone in the search for answers to the way we feel.

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 part of the many ways we use to change the way we feel, others such as gambling, over or under eating, co-dependent  relationships or obsessive behaviors can create great problems in our lives and also for the people closest to us. 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.

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

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 

At the start of my career I worked for MIND with adult clients and residents of homeless hostels. With my roots in addiction I have worked with various residential drug and alcohol rehabs, including Open Minds Wrexham and more recently Delamere Health as part of a multidisciplinary counselling team working with clients with needs relating to addiction and complex mental health.

In my couples work balance is important, as there are three of us in the sessions. The time taken to ensure that both in the relationship have a voice and are truly being heard is powerful. Communication is almost always part of our focus when we work together in this way.

Although I believe fully in the gentleness and authenticity of being Person-Centred, I also have experience of Transactional Analysis which helps in changing the life script and negative self-talk. Each client is unique and together we will find ways that work for you in becoming the best version of self possible. 

Some of my 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)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples counselling.
  • Supervision.
  • Self esteem.
  • Trauma.
  • Addiction.
  • ASD
  • Alcoholism

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£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual counselling £40.00 1 hour session.

Couples counselling £60.00 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 £40.00 1 hour session.

When I work

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.

Further information

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.

Whether what troubles you is current or lies in your past life experiences,     the impact on self is in the present and it's the "now" where we can change.

Sydney, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Parking available outside the office.


In person

The adaptability of the 7eye model makes in compatible with most modalities. and considers both therapist and their practice setting in supervision.

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James Thorley
James Thorley