James Hodgeon

James Hodgeon

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Nelson

Nelson BB9
Sessions from £35.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I have current availability. If you phone or email I will get back to you within 24 hours. At the moment I work Tuesdays, Thursdays, Friday 10am till 6pm and Saturday mornings 10am till 1pm


Please note 

I will be on holiday from the 10th June to 25th June 2022 and will not be able to take enquiries at this time. 

I will be back taking enquiries on 27th June 2022 

Warm regards 


About me and my therapy practice

My name is James Hodgeon I’m a qualified therapeutic Person-Centred counsellor. This humanistic approach works with the way that people perceive themselves raising awareness and understanding of the person. Working in the here and now focusing on the person as a whole facilitating and allowing the person to achieve greater independence and skills to cope with current and future issues.Person Centred counselling is a theory which can help people work through life issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, life transitions, anger, to name a few.I have over 30 years of experience working with mental health and emotional well-being, supporting people with life events that can be difficult to talk to family members and friends about.I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP. I trained at Leeds and Salford University’s for my graduate and post graduate training.I receive monthly supervision in line with the ethical framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, have full professional indemnity insurance and DBS checked.I work with adult 16 years and above, older adults and trainees and this service is delivered face to face, by telephone or video call.

Practice description

My aim is to provide a safe supportive relationship, a calm and confidential space for you to feel heard and understood. Being non-judgemental in my attitude, my congruent manner and empathic understanding will provide the conditions necessary for change to occur as we work together to help you have a more fulfilling life.

These Are My Qualification  And Courses That Influence My Practice

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Registration 2021. (MBACP)

Post Graduate Cert in Brief Therapies, University of Salford. 2009

Cert in Understanding & Supporting people who self-harm. 2009

Post Graduate Cert in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, University of Salford. 2008

Accredited Certificate UMBC Critical Incident Stress Management, Group Crisis Intervention. 2008

HND Professional Diploma Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling. (Edexcel), Keighley College. 2007 (Leeds University)

Cert, Hidden Majority Workshop (Working with Abuse), Life Works. 2007

101 Cert Introduction to Transactional Analysis, Institute of Transactional Analysis. 2006

Cert Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Skills Development Services. 2006

Cert in Counselling Skills (Level 3). ABC 2005

Cert in Counselling Concepts (Level 2) ABC 2004

Additional Information

CPD Hub BACP Self Care. Fiona Dunkley. 2020

CPD Hub BACP Broken Lives, Broken Brains, Broken Hearts-Find Joy in Healing the Residue of Trauma. Judy Crane. 2020

CPD, Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma. Carolyn Spring

In House Mandatory Training Courses, Data Protection, Child / Adult Abuse, Health & Safety, DBS Checked.

How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer. The Open University and the BACP. 2020    

My first session

The first session I find it useful to see if we can work together, complete an assessment and go through our contract of working together. 

There is no charge for this first initial 30min assessment over the phone. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken