James Brown Wyper

MBACP. Counsellor/ Psychotherapist,Supervisor. BSc hons. NMC
Belfast BT9 & Carrickfergus BT38
07711 768 544 07711 768 544

About me

Hello, welcome and thank-you for visiting my profile.
If what you have in your life right now is not working for you, then why not speak to me in relation to the sensitive, safe, confidential and individualised Counselling Therapy I provide in my practice. I can help you rebuild your life after traumatic events. I work using the therapeutic models of Person-Centred, Humanistic, Psychodyanamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I specialise in psychological trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, addictions, anxiety disorder, depression, bi-polar/manic depression, terminal illness, relationship issues, sexuality and hoarding.
I can offer you support and respect in your intimate journey to another chapter in your life.  We all need safety in our lives and with me, together we can discuss new aims, goals and expectations which can become a reality for you.

There is no time frame with the counselling therapy I provide and together we will individualise your needs to promote positive results and lead to inner happiness and personal fulfillment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Registered General Nurse, RGN, BSc (Hons), Queens University of Belfast, School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Certificates in Person-centred, Psychodynamic,Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Models of Counselling Practice
  • Accredited Counselling and Clinical Nursing Supervisor
  • Specialist (Band 6) Nurse Practitioner in Palliative Care/Marie Curie Nursing Services, Northern Ireland
  • Certificate in Gestalt Counselling
  • Assessor in NVQ Levels 2 and 3, Health and Social Care
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies
  • Certificate in Lecturing (Health and Social Care, AS and AL levels of Pre-University Students
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • Certificate in Group facilitation and personal development
  • Certificates and modules in specialist bereavement care, addictions, suicide awareness, sexual identity, transgender, image reconstruction, self-harm, palliative and terminal care, stress management and life-coaching.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have 30 years experience working with addictions and this alongside my specialist areas of palliative and bereavement care has allowed me to gain vast experience and much exposure to end of life care. As a nurse practitioner and counsellor I have worked primarily with my patient whilst supporting the families and friends in coping with the emotions and feelings related to pre and post diagnosis and care of the dying person. This I have been able to develop in hospital, intensive care, hospice and community environments and provision of aftercare for the loved ones left behind. Throughout my counselling training I have expanded in clinical expertise in Cruse Bereavement Care Northern Ireland where I trained and practiced in working with clients, supervision, group facilitation, public information and in-house training .The training and exposure with clients was an excellent platform for me in my own journey of personal development as a Counsellor and I owe tremendous gratitude to the Charity and every client I felt humbled to work with. I also have personal and professional experience in equine and other animal/pet bereavement support. This has been enhanced by my own losses of horses, dogs, cats and rabbits. The emotions felt in grief and loss are always the same and every human being is an individual in how they cope with it.
My work in addictions has allowed me to see clients along with partners, families and friends and also within Prison and Young Offenders Units .There are many different components held within the term, "Addiction" and alcohol, drugs, gambling, behaviours, relationships, stress management, low self confidence, sexual, anxiety and eating disorders would be the main areas which I have much clinical expertise whilst many others can be explored in therapy as the process develops.I have been able in private practice to work with sexual identity and transgender tranformation and continue to develop as a practitioner.


Additional information

Appointments are one hour & my fees:-

Individual counselling £45/ hour (Sliding scale available & consessionary rate if needed)
Initial assessment session £35
Cancellation fee £15 if less than 24 hours notice (with exception of medical emergency)
Home Visits £55/ hour


Available evenings and weekends, daytime on request

Further information

Testimonial. Client- Lady from Belfast.
I was assigned to James in 2012, after my Dear husband had died almost 4 months previous, in the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast. He had suffered Lung Cancer with Brain Metastes secondries.
James provided a safe, confidential setting and his soft, sensitive manner made me feel at ease with him immediately. I saw James for 8 sessions which allowed me to speak about my grief, loss, emotions and feelings since losing my husband. I was allowed to take my time in the Counselling process and begin to embrace this new chapter in my life.
I will be forever grateful to have the special man called James who became my Counsellor.


County Antrim

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am an Accredited Supervisor trained with Cruse Bereavement Care, Belfast.

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