James Williams - Counsellor Reg. MBACP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling

James Williams - Counsellor Reg. MBACP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling

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Lotus Cottages
Paignton Road
Stoke Gabriel

07968 323 127

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About me

When you are experiencing relationship issues, feeling low, stressed or anxious talking to a counsellor can really make a difference. Help with these difficulties can be achieved by a process of self-exploration and increased self-awareness safely held in an honest, predictable, sensitive and trusting counselling relationship. I understand that relationship difficulties can be present in our personal, family and/or work lives.

I will listen closely and be sensitive to your needs focusing on the relationship between us. In our relationship, I will provide warmth, openness, empathy, trust and presence. With these qualities it is always my intention to hold a safe space for you to explore your inner experience without judgement and create the potential for you to feel more at ease.

I understand that deciding to see a counsellor can be a difficult process. You might be feeling uneasy, vulnerable, confused or overwhelmed I'm easy to talk to and have a peaceful room to see you in, where we can talk confidentially.

Please feel welcome to get in touch with me to discuss any queries you may have about counselling with me. I am happy to arrange a free introductory session together lasting about 45 minutes. This can help you to form an opinion of whether I could be the right therapist for you and gives you an opportunity to see my room and its location. It also allows me to understand your needs and issues more thoroughly and to see if my approach is appropriate for you. If you are then happy to continue, we can arrange to meet on a more regular basis ideally weekly each session lasting for one-hour and costing £40.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling BACP Accredited, Iron Mill College.

BACP Registered Member 377147 MBACP.

I am experienced in counselling parents and carers, a volunteer counsellor for Counselling for Carers Charity since 2017.

In 2014 I became a published author of a collection of books to help understand highly sensitive children and to support them along with their parents, family, friends and carers.  I also have experience with families affected by high sensitivity and autism.

Having grown up and worked on a farm, previously worked for the National Farmers Union (NFU) and studied agriculture at Harper Adams Agricultural College I have a special interest in supporting the mental health of farmers.

I have studied Mindfulness for Stress Reduction at The Sharpham Trust and practice mindfulness daily as a way of being.

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Each counselling session lasts for one hour, unless we have previously arranged otherwise.

Free introductory session lasting approximately 45 minutes.

£40 is my standard charge for subsequent sessions.

Payment is by cash, cheque or card at the end of a session.

Free private car park.

Concessionary rates

I offer a reduced fee to a maximum of two clients at any one time. If I do not have a reduced fee space when you contact me and you would like to wait for a space you are welcome to join my waiting list.

Further information

I have a broad and varied experience of life; born and brought up on a small dairy farm in Shropshire, previously worked in the wine, catering and the financial services industry.  Since 2006 I have been privileged to be the primary carer for my two lovely daughters.

Maps & Directions

Totnes, TQ9 6SL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Yes


Wednesdays: 8.30am - 7.30pm Thursdays: 8.30am - 7.30pm

Types of client

Older adults