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About me

My name is Professor James Barnes offering Counselling and Coaching to adults. I have 20 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 20 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)

Post Graduate Diploma in 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 also offer Performance and Executive Coaching for Business performance & Creativity Enhancement


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 I offer and easy payment terms.


Please email me for a consultation

At present I am doing online consultations only


Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Prof James Barnes

Prof James Barnes