Ann-Marie James

Ann-Marie James

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Reading

Reading RG1
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  • Flexible hours available


In person appointments available Monday daytime, Thursday daytime & evening.

Online appointments available throughout the week, please enquire.

About me and my therapy practice

I have a unique combination of training in psychotherapy, relationship therapy, nutrition and health coaching. My specialist interest is in using physiology to enhance emotional health.

I work with clients helps to maximise their wellbeing through psychotherapy, often combined with evidence-based health coaching. I have recently trained in breathwork coaching for anxiety & depression. This is a scientific physiological intervention to regulate stress response and reduce anxiety or to boost mood and reduce depression.

I have over 15 years’ experience as a psychotherapist and co-direct Reading's largest centre for psychotherapy & counselling. I believe in the power of self-understanding, self-exploration and effective communication as tools for developing ourselves. Therapy can assist in the development of all of these.

I frequently work with clients with anxiety, depression, mental health concerns, history of / symptoms of eating disorders,  sports performance concerns, health anxiety or recurring health problems and those wishing to optimise their emotional wellbeing.

Specialist areas:

  • Nutrition, fitness & physiology for emotional health
  • Long term relationships
  • Relationship difficulties including adjustment to divorce, separation, changes in primary relationships
  • Mental illness & the impact on family 
  • Adult autism / Asperger's and its impact on family
  • Family therapy for adult family members (adult siblings / parents & adult children, etc.)

Practice description

I work from Mind Garden Therapy in central Reading and online. I offer both short and long term psychotherapy, health coaching & nutrition coaching.  I have worked in private practice for nearly 15 years and am co-owner & director of Mind Garden, established in 2010.

My first session

First sessions are an opportunity for you to see if I am the right therapist for you.  There is no obligation to continue if you do not feel the fit is right.  Please visit my website for further information about me.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Life coaching, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Emotion focused therapy, Family therapy, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work