James Handley

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MBACP Accred - Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy and Supervision
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Lymington, Hants, SO41 9GH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

I am interested in the focus of supervision work being on the therapist as well as the client - where they are getting stuck in their work with a client, and in finding creative ways to work through their difficulties.  

I am interested in humanistic supervision, focussing particularly on Gestalt, Formative Psychology, and the Therapeutic Alliance. 

I have specialist training and interest in supporting therapists who are working or about to start working with couples.

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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41 Southampton Road, Lymington, Hants, SO41 9GH

Key details

I am able to offer online or telephone sessions for those unable to see me face to face.

Type of session

In person

I work online as well as in person. I have been supervising clients since 2008


James Handley
James Handley