Hello,my name is James Ward and I offer imediate and accessible counselling due to my level of flexibility for appointment times each week. Due to the lockdown and the Coronavirus outbreak I’m offering phone sessions and Zoom sessions only as we are not allowed to have face to face sessions currently.
I am an intergrative Counsellor based in the city centre area of Liverpool behind the pen factory and the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street intergrating both person centered counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT). I do Monday mornings,afternoons and evening appointments tuesday afternoons into the evening, wednesday afternoon and evenings, thursday afternoon and into the evenings, friday afternoon and evenings as well as weekends.
I am a warm, genuine, real and non-judgemental 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 dont 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,aggresive behaviour and Substance Missuse 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
Domestic Violence facilitator training (Knowsley Domestic Violence Support Services)
I have been 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 Centred counsellor in the 'Ash Surgery' for over three years in Liverpool Aighburth 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 behaviours have on people both mentally and physically.
I have also work as an elected union rep in the CWU for over 15 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
The first session is £25.00 for private paying clients with the following sessions then being £45.00 per one hour session.
I also offer couple counselling and family counselling at £50.00 per one hour session and the first session is £25.00 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 10pm and till 10pm on the weekends.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 830am to 8pm
Tuesday 330- 8pm (online and phone only)
Thursday 330pm - 9pm
Friday 330 pm-9pm
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