Michael James

Michael James

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Kendal

Kendal LA9
Sessions from £55.00


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


I currently have availability for new clients

About me and my therapy practice

I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience. I am also an Accredited Teacher of Mindfulness with over 30 years experience of various forms of Meditation. I invite clients to use intentional awareness to frame issues of identity and purpose and to facilitate meaningful positive change in their lives - towards a 'solution focus'.

Practice description

The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs and 'issues' as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships.

My practice is 'trauma Informed' in that our presenting problems are often linked to the underlying effects of prior/present trauma. Such trauma can be healed through 'present-centred' body awareness that may incorporate a mindful practice coupled with a reflective dialogue to reframe meaning and direction to our lives

The Mindfulness element of my practice is seen 'merely' as 'intentional awareness' which experience shows can be applied by degrees from moment-to-moment as an enabling agent to help us to see our patterns of 'stuckness' - at the heart of many problems - and to move beyond them. Intentional awareness harnesses the simplicity of our own present awareness to see patterns of thoughts and behaviour and to help us to embrace a 'solution' that we can envision.

My own experience has shown that our suffering through a myriad of life problems can act as a 'prompt' for us to examine issues of 'identity' and 'purpose'. These can be of a Trans-personal nature and can also be transformed through our own awakening - through the gateway of a present-centred intentional awareness. 

My first session

The first session(s) are structured as a time for 'getting to know each other' and discovering our mutual suitability. We will also contract the boundaries of our time together in our first session and carry out any necessary assessments.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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