Prof. James Barnes

Prof. James Barnes

Warren Park, Stratford Road
Milton Keynes

07974 028721

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About me

My name is Professor James Barnes and I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist offering counselling and psychotherapy to adults. I have 20 years experience of working in clinical practise, where I offer a safe and confidential service. Although I work with a wide variety of psychological distress, my special interest is anxiety, trauma work and challenges and difficulties in relationships. I have worked with these and other difficulties in different modalities and techniques. I specialise in home visits for individuals with anxiety issues  as well as working with men who sometimes face challenges unique to their gender. The term “men’s issues” can be applied to a wide range of concerns that a man might face, including male-specific health problems, body image problems, stress, PTSD, domestic violence, anger management, divorce, or fatherhood.

I am trained to Doctoral level in a variety of therapeutic models including Coaching based models, Psychodynamic and EMDR Therapy. I have an expert understanding of these models with rigorous past and ongoing experience that allows me to work with you in a way that suits your particular needs. I aim to work with my clients in a safe and supportive environment that is not based on assumptions about you or your difficulty.

I am a qualified counsellor and a Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) and the The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with experience in both short and long-term counselling and in both one-to-one and couples counselling. I am a going researcher in the field of Psychology which at present has culminated in 2 Books, 15 book chapters and over 50 peer reviewed articles.

After many years in London, I now work at The Practice MK, which is easy to get to and has ample parking. Please get in touch to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD in Psychology & Counselling

MSc Neuroscience

BSc (Hons) Psychology

EMDR Traning (parts 1-3)

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

EMDR For Performance & Creativity Enhancement - Adapting trauma treatment to positive psychology. outcomes and self-actualization.

I also offer Dyslexia Assessment for Adults

Maps & Directions

Milton Keynes, MK12

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: Unspecified


Please call or email for a consultation

Types of client

Older adults
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