Prof James Barnes

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4
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About me

I offer remote counselling and executive coaching to adults. I have 25 years experience of working in the field of personal development and offer a safe and confidential service. I work with a wide variety of psychological distress, but also engage clients with how they want to live their lives in the future.  I work with clients in a therapeutic coaching framework to ensure long-term, sustained behavioural change. I specialise in on-line consultations 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, or performance issues at work.

If we work together I suggest we plan a series of session to create lasting change, if you are not committed to change and growth over an extended period of time results will not be sustainable. I always invite new client to a free online 30 mins chat before we start any coaching or therapy to ensure compatibility.

Credibility wise, 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). I have been a psychological coach working with individuals for 25 years as well as being an active researcher in the field of Psychology, which at present has culminated in 2 Books, 15 book chapters and over 50 peer reviewed articles.

Please drop me an email so we can chat about you!

Training, qualifications & experience

PhD in Psychology & Counselling

MSc Neuroscience

BSc (Hons) Psychology

EMDR Traning (parts 1-3)

PG Dip  Executive Coaching

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer Performance and Executive Coaching for Business performance & Creativity Enhancement


£75.00 - £125.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I am very reluctant to offer single sessions hourly rates as behavioural change is non sustainable in a regular commitment is not made by a client. Please contact me for the packages. 

When I work

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Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme