Nicola James

Nicola James

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Penzance

Penzance TR18
Sessions from £55.09


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


Available weekdays from 10am, however, due to Covid 19 and client's work commitments, I am also available evenings and weekends - Sessions can also be arranged for the outdoors, or, at your premises (depending). 

About me and my therapy practice

Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and tough at times and you may find yourself feeling confused and anxious; in conflict with what to do, or where to go. It may be that you aren't handling day to day tasks as well as you used to, that relationships are becoming difficult and you are feeling lonely, isolated, losing direction; 'nothing makes sense,' and you are watching the days pass by.

Taking that first step in reaching out for help and support can, for some, be the most difficult step.

Finding that one person who will accept you, listen, value and hear you, who will respect your vulnerability and individuality, someone who will not judge or criticise your life’s decisions or experiences, someone that will be openly honest with reflection is a difficult process where trust becomes both an implicit and explicit challenge. 

It is difficult to trust when you are experiencing emotional conflict or difficulty, and it takes time for a trusting and congruent relationship to develop. When you have found that trusting person, the ethical, professional therapist, and the conditions are right, over time, that is where movement and change can happen, where we become able to make sense of our experience and world around us; our future.

I have over 20 years experience of supporting individuals through lifels plethora of difficulties (complex trauma/crisis triage/personal development etc.)  in life and wanting change. My Counselling qualifications and specific career journey began in 2009 and I always remark to others that it is a privilage to work with, support and witness change and growth of individuals from all diverse areas of life, and all ages.

Please do not hesitate to call, if only for a quick heads up on how it all works. 

Thank you.

Practice description

Whether short term life’s related issues that require Counselling, or, longer term Psychotherapy, providing an opportunity to link past traumatic issues with current emotions and behaviours, speaking to an independent professional, someone who holds confidentially, without judgement, can be supportive, helpful, and quite an empowering experience, many stronlgy state 'life changing'. 

Counselling/Psychotherapy can provide you with a space, your space to journey through, explore and unravel the complexities of often confusing and conflicting situations, feelings, thoughts, and emotions. A trusting, supportive and valuing relationship can provide the necessary and sufficient processes leading to an awareness, an understanding and discovery of what is going on for you, therefore becoming an enabling journey of personal/self-awareness, integrity, growth and change.


My first session

I work with clients and provide both short-term Counselling, and long-term Psychotherapy.

The first 30 miute session is free and provides an opportunity introduce each other. It is an opportunity for you to ask questions about me and my practice, and an opportunity to see how I work within my ethical professional capacity and practice standards.

I am an integrative counsellor and combine the humanistic Person Centred, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive behavioural, Mindfullness and humanistic creative approaches. 

Every one of my client’s presenting situations are different and my approach and work with them is tailored to suit their needs and comfort. 

It is Ok to embrace the initial part of the journey to find to which approach fits best, and I am happy to respectfully explore that process, with you and for you.

I can offer in person (Covid 19 precautions adhered to) 1 to 1, telephone, or online sessions via Teams or Zoom.

If you are considering Counselling/Psychotherapy, you can email or phone me to make an initial appointment.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Systemic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited