James Wright Bsc (Hons), FdSc, MBACP, BACP Registered Counsellor
I am a person-centred counsellor that can also work experientially. I work within Mid Sussex and Brighton/Hove. I will work with you on any issues you choose to explore. My aim is to create an environment where you can feel accepted, respected and safe to talk about whatever you want to, without feeling judged. I aim to understand you as if I am stepping into your shoes and seeing the world through your eyes.
I have experience and can work with you on a range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, trauma (including birth trauma), bereavement, loss, self-esteem, stress, addictions (including drug/alcohol), anger, family/relationship issues, gender/sexuality, self-harm and eating disorders. I can work with children and adults.
I am a registered member of the BACP and support my practice through regular supervision, training and development. My work is grounded in the BACP ethical framework, which contains the standards and principles for therapeutic practice.
I can offer creative and expressive ways of working, such as with art materials, stones, clay, symbolic objects, creative writing, story-telling, sand tray, imagery and visualisation, collage/scrapbooks, journals including art journals and play therapy. The decision whether to make us of any of these experiential and other integrative person-centred ways of working is always yours. At every stage of the process you will decide how far and where you want to go.
If you would like any more information, without obligation, please feel free to give me a call, or send an email and I will be happy to discuss this with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
COUNSELLING EXPERIENCE: I have practised as a counsellor in a range of therapeutic settings, including: with children and young people, counselling carers through a leading carer’s charity, a drug and alcohol charity, a charity supporting addiction recovery, vulnerable people facing homelessness and domestic abuse, and a placement working within the NHS (including perinatal counselling). I have also been trained and have experience working from a solution-focussed approach.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified person-centred counsellor at Bsc (Hons, first) degree and FdSc degree from the University of Brighton (both BACP accredited courses) in Person-centred counselling. Advanced certificate in counselling skills (Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies).
ETHICAL & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I am currently working towards accreditation with the BACP. I am fully insured and hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring service) certificate.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT includes: Drug & Alcohol training, Safeguarding, Child abuse & neglect, Non Violent Communication and Equality & diversity.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Perinatal / Postnatal depression
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
One to one counselling £35.00 (50 minute session); Couples counselling £45.00 (50 minute session); concessions are available for students and anyone unwaged/on a low income.
I offer an initial (30 minute) session free of charge and without obligation. We can use this time to meet each other, discuss my way of working and identify areas you might like to explore in therapy.
My hours of work are flexible and include daytimes, evenings and weekends. Free designated off-road parking is available (in Mid Sussex). Counselling in Brighton/Hove has both train and bus services nearby.
I can also offer Skype/telephone counselling.
I am happy to travel to you (some travel expenses may need to be charged on top of the counselling fee, but I try to keep this minimal) and I am happy to discuss these arrangements, in advance, should they suit you.
I have previously worked in a youth centre and a secondary school, including some mentoring of young people.
In addition to counselling in private practice, for the NHS and for a national health and well-being company, I also work part-time for the NHS as a health coach.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My hours of work are flexible and include daytimes, evenings and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|