James Ward

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Dip C ' Registered MBACP
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Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP
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About me

Hello ,my name is James Ward and I offer immediate and accessible counselling due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. I offer face to face sessions and phone and zoom sessions currently.

I am an integrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street integrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT). I work Monday to Friday 9am-7pm .

I am a warm, genuine, real and non-judgmental person which i feel are the attributes needed when counselling clients. I feel I form bonds and rapports with both individual and couples quite easily and I help people help themselves move forward in their lives on a regular basis.

I have worked with many diverse groups of clients with many diverse sets of presenting issues whilst working as a counsellor both in the NHS and in my own private practice, these being anxiety, divorce and relationship breakdown, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction(all drug addiction), alchohol addiction, sexual and mental abuse, anger management, bullying and harassment, stress , depression, social anxiety, OCD. etc. I feel that I can help clients help themselves move forward with any issues they may have.

Sometimes clients need someone to talk to that they can trust away from family members or friends. Counselling is a way to gain a greater understanding of issues they may have or indeed find new resolutions or different perspectives to these issues.

Sometimes clients need to offload feelings and emotions they are carrying around with them or sometimes life is becoming too much for them and they are struggling to cope, counselling can help with this and make the client feel lighter when they leave and help clients feel more healthy.

If you would like counselling for an issue/s or need any advice relating to counselling or what to expect then please don't hesitate to ask me either by phone or by email.

also when counselling ends the door is always open to return in the future if you need to.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma level 5 CBT CPCAB
Diploma level 4 Therapeutic counselling ABC AWARDS
Basic counselling level 3 CPCAB
Intermediate level 3 counselling CPCAB
Introduction to counselling Level 2 CPCAB
CBT level 5 NCFE
Psychology of criminal profiling Level 3 NCFE
Drug and alcohol certificate CRI
Loss and grief course ALS
PTTLS Level 4 teaching adults course
Working In The Health Sector LEVEL 2 NCFE
Mental Health Studies Suicide,  aggressive behavior and Substance Miss-use AQF LEVEL3
Counselling Couples course PCCS
Focusing-oriented therapy level 1
Focusing-oriented therapy level 2

Focusing-oriented therapy level 3

Rewind Technique ( for phobias and PTSD)

BACP certificate of proficiency.

working with clients with Eating disorders Course level 1

ACTO LEVEL 1 Online and phone counselling course

ACTO LEVEL 2 Online and phone counselling course

ACTO registered on line therapist

Domestic Violence facilitator training ( Knowsley Domestic Violence Support Services)

I was once part of the after care team on the Jeremy Kyle Show working with couples and individuals who have appeared on the show in the region.

I also attend regular CPD sessions throughout the year as part of ongoing training for qualified counsellors which is a requirement of the BACP.

I previously worked as a Person Centered counsellor in the 'Ash Surgery' for over three years in Liverpool Aigburth which is an NHS ran GP surgery in south Liverpool dealing with a range of diverse presenting issues.

I also worked as a sessional group facilitator for over two years in Liverpool working with perpetrators of Domestic violence and understand the effects that such abusive behaviors have on people both mentally and physically.

I have also work as an elected union rep in the CWU for over 18 years dealing with people on a daily basis working with personal issues, bullying, stress, conduct issues attendance procedures, OHS interviews and I fully understand UK legislation and the Equality Act 2010.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Due to me being a union representative for over eleven years i feel i am ideally trained to help clients who have workplace issues and conflicts such as grievances,bullying and harassment,conduct.EVR,VR,OHS issues and disabilty related issues in the workplace. I am also fully aware of the Equality Act 2010 and the procedures that need to be adopted by employers in relation to the act and the rights of the clients in the workplace.

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£60.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The first session is £30.00 for private paying clients with the following sessions then being £60.00 per one hour session.
I also offer couple counselling at £70.00 per one hour session and the first session is £30.00 for private paying couples.
I offer concessions for counselling students attending the Diploma level 4 course in counselling and also the unemployed,students and OAP' s. Please ring and ask me or e-mail me please.

I also offer counselling in the evening till 7pm.

I also offer counselling to large companies under EAP programmes ,if you represent any companies or OHS services that require counselling for staff members you represent then please email for information.

Please email me or ring me if you have any enquiries or to discuss financial circumstances on 07846610638

Or email me on jaywardcounselling@gmail.com

830am to 8pm
Tuesday 330- 8pm (online and phone only)

Wednesday 330pm-8pm

Thursday 330pm - 9pm

Friday 330 pm-9pm

Weekends 330-20-00

When I work

Monday to Friday 0900-19:00pm 

Further information

The venue is based in the city centre of liverpool  and is in a nice place just off Hope street behind the everyman / annexe next to the pen factory.

if you have any question relating to counselling, fees or the process then don't hesitate to get in touch on 07846610638

James Ward Counselling LTD Unit 5 24 Arrad Street, (Behind The Everyman On Hope Street), Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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