James Williams - Counsellor MBACP - Advanced Diploma in Counselling

James Williams - Counsellor 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 by phone or email to discuss any queries you may have about counselling with me. I can offer a reduced fee introductory session costing £20 and lasting for one-hour. This can help you to form an opinion of whether you feel I am 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 £45.

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, carers and highly sensitive people. I have been 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.

Having grown up and worked on a farm, previously worked for the National Farmers Union (NFU) and studied a BSc (Hons) degree in Marketing and Business Studies at Harper Adams Agricultural College I have a special interest in supporting the mental health of farmers and rural people.

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

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am registered as a therapist (www.hsperson.com) who specialises in working with highly sensitive people and parents of highly sensitive children.

I am also the author of a series of books created to help parents of highly sensitive children.  My first book ‘Understanding the Highly Sensitive Child’ is a simple and easy to read book designed to help the reader to better understand highly sensitive children and to help parents to feel that they are not alone.

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

The first introductory session is at a reduced fee of £20.

£45 is then my standard charge for each subsequent session.

Payment is by cash or card at the beginning or end of a session whichever you prefer.

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Wednesdays: 8.00am - 7.30pm Thursdays: 8.00am - 7.30pm Friday:  8.30 - 12.00

Types of client

Older adults