James Butterworth

James Butterworth

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Chorley

Chorley PR7
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer face-to-face sessions Friday - Sunday 10-6 p.m. in Chorley town centre. I offer phone and online sessions at flexible times.

About me and my therapy practice

People seek counselling for various reasons, and taking the first step to help yourself can seem daunting, realising you are ready to make a move towards talking to a therapist about your difficulties can be a significant moment. 

I am interested in listening to you and what is happening in your life and I welcome you to contact me for a no-obligation free 20-minute session in which we can discuss your experiences and how we could work together.

I know first-hand how therapy can be transformative and how it can be beneficial for individuals facing a wide range of challenges such as depression and anxiety, low self-esteem and loss of identity, addiction and the complexities of difficult personal relationships.

Our sessions can be a valuable resource for anyone looking to explore these issues and others and potentially improve their overall well-being, gain insight into their thoughts and behaviours, and develop skills to navigate life's challenges.

I have 5 years of experience in the NHS, private and charity sectors working with people like yourself, I genuinely care about who you are and what you're going through.

I am trained in Integrative Psychotherapy, which means I draw on insights and methods from various psychological theories and practices. This means I will tailor my approach to meet your needs and circumstances. 

To help give you a sense of what I am like, the most common feedback I get is that I am calming and easy to be around, thoughtful, genuine and kind. 

Practice description

My Integrative practice is grounded in a Humanistic approach but also utilises concepts from Existential, Psychodynamic and Relational therapies. I have also found that Mindfulness, Cognitive Behaviour and Dialectical Behaviour techniques can also be extremely useful to clients. 

As well as 1-2-1 sessions. I work one day a week at NHS Lancashire Teaching Hospitals within the psychological well-being service. I also volunteer at Change Grow Live alcohol and substance misuse service.

I am dedicated to continued learning and developing my practice through reading and professional workshops as well as working towards my MA at the University of Central Lancashire.

My first session

Establishing a sense of safety and comfort is essential for the therapeutic relationship to flourish. The initial session often involves getting to know each other, discussing your background, and understanding your current struggles. This information tailors the approach and identifies potential areas of focus for future sessions.

While meaningful change usually takes time and consistent effort, the first session can set the foundation for progress. Many people find relief in simply sharing their thoughts and emotions with a non-judgmental professional. Feeling heard and understood can be a powerful step towards positive change.

Online or Telephone consultation: Free (20 min)

Session Length: 60 minutes

I look forward to speaking with you.

James Butterworth


Email: hello@jamesbutterworthcounselling.co.uk

Telephone: 07821170952

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Life coaching, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

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