James Waldron BSc (Psychology), MA Psychotherapy, BACP registered
As an integrative therapist with a background in neuroscience, I provide a non-judgmental environment to explore causes of anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, issues around relationships, sexuality, gender and addiction. Using science informed psycho-education as a way of taking the stigma or self judgement you may be placing on yourself. By explaining what is going on in the mind. How this may lead towards certain decisions that we make and then how those decisions may lead back to our emotions.
I combine multidisciplinary approaches using motivational interviewing to find your strengths, find acheivable goals as well as using CBT as a way of identifying triggers for any uncomfortable emotions and healthy ways to work through stressful thoughts, feelings, experiences or ideas.
Therapy is your space to bring whatever may be concerning you. Together we can work out what you want out of your life as well as identify things that may be holding you back or causing distress. Then we can work towards tools and strategies to decrease stressful intrusive thoughts and help find happiness, relaxation, joy and motivation to get the most satisfaction out of life.
Feel free to call or email and we can set up a free phone consultation to see if we would work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
James is an integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. He has worked in a range of different settings including health promotion, private practice, bespoke therapy, as well as working with people from all walks of life, religions, ethnicities, sexuality and gender.
Working within public and private sectors has enabled me to work with homelessness, mental health, addiction programs, detox units, sexual health, intellectual disability, and experience a range of different disorders from depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, eating disorders, mental health, homelessness and physical disabilities.
As a result I understand that everyones goals and ideas of what happiness looks like. Being informed by a neuroscience background and seeing the diversity of clients it's important to understand that harm minimisation is key component to creating space for change to start reaching towards a happier and healthier self.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Drug abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£70 per hour. Sliding scale available depending on income.
In my practice I provide a space for you to develop trust to share emotions that you may be going through, while providing a holding space that we can explore what is going on for you. We can then explore what aspects of our life are important to us and what aspects are having a negative impact on us. Then we can work through tools to deal with our concerns.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Hackney Available Tuesday 1pm-5pm, Wednesday evening 5-9pm, Friday, 12-5pm Edgware: Thursday
Types of client