James Yates

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Exeter EX2 & London SW11
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Let me ask you a question:

In a world that often demands conformity, have you ever considered what it means to truly be yourself?

We live in times where the echo of society's expectations drowns out our own voices. Where we're nudged to fit moulds that don't align with our authentic selves.

But what if there's a different narrative? A narrative where being you is not just accepted, but encouraged.

Think about the subtle ways society dictates our actions – a judgmental glance, an unsaid rule, a cultural norm. We're conditioned to be what others want, losing a piece of ourselves in the process.

Now, imagine a place where the story changes.

This is what I offer in my therapy room.

In this place far from societal judgments, you will find the freedom to express yourself. As a person-centred therapist, I create an environment that isn't just safe, but empowering. A place where you are understood, respected, and accepted without conditions.

Our journey together is one of rediscovery. We'll challenge the external narratives that have shaped you, replacing them with your own voice. Together, we'll build a resilience that's rooted in self-trust, a resilience that empowers you to take control of your life and live on your own terms.

In my therapy room, your individuality is not just a whisper; it's a voice that deserves to be heard and honoured. We will cultivate this voice.

It's here, in this space of unconditional acceptance and understanding, that you'll find the courage to redefine what it means to be you. Because in a world that often tells us who to be, choosing to be yourself is the most revolutionary act of all.

I work with a range of people from different cultural backgrounds with diverse issues, including:

·        Self-esteem and confidence

·        Anxiety

·        Depression

·        Sexuality

·        Trauma

·        Abuse

·        Bereavement

·        Loneliness

·        Masculinity and men’s issues

·        Women’s issues

·        Relationship issues

·        Grief

I am an experienced BACP registered psychotherapist (400859) and I offer person-centred counselling. 

I offer both online and in-person sessions. In-person sessions will be held at Argyle House in Exeter.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 HPD in Counselling and Psychotherapy

CPD training in anger releasing and management, substance misuse, and group therapy.

I have over two years experience.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£40.00 - £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My standard rate is £60 per session.

I offer a limited number of concessionary rates, get in touch if you think you may be eligible.

I offer a monthly rate of £220.

Further information

I have had research published in Therapy Today after presenting it at the BACP conference in 2023. 

Exeter, Devon, EX2

London, Greater London, SW11

Type of session

In person
James Yates
James Yates