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Prof. James Barnes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12 07974 028721 07974 028721
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK12
07974 028721 07974 028721

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.

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


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).

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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

Warren Park, Stratford Road
Milton Keynes

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


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Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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