Christina James

Christina James

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07394 964517

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Therapist - Stevenage

Stevenage SG1
07394 964517
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary rates


I work Monday - Friday, mainly during the day. I have some limited evening slots on Monday and Thursday evenings. I do not currently offer any weekend slots.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a person-centred counsellor, with an additional interest and focus in bereavement and trauma work, believing that loss and grief together with trauma sit behind many of the challenges we experience in life. I have worked for a number of years in both a bereavement charity and a women’s aid organisation, counselling women who have survived sexual and/ or domestic violence and abuse.

My approach is to create an environment in which the therapeutic relationship facilitates greater self-awareness, self-understanding and self-compassion. Insight and empathy towards our own inner world can bring clarity and purpose to how we engage with ourselves, others and the choices and decisions we make.

The space I offer is yours, to be led by you and what you need. I will do my best to offer you empathy – understanding how you see the world and what your experiences have meant to you, to not judge you, and to be reliable and trustworthy in facilitating your healing, growth and development. I hope that together we will be able to create a space in which you feel able and willing to explore any aspect of yourself and your experiences. 

Practice description

My counselling is anti-oppressive in that I seek to not pathologise you or any aspect of you but to understand and value the experiences that have created you. This can include an understanding and exploration of how the way power is structured in our society can cause or compound individual trauma and distress, and can cause us to pathologise ourselves. I believe that greater insight into how the political and the social play out in our individual lives can create significant relief and open up the possibility for transformational growth.

I work with clients in person (in Stevenage, north Hertfordshire) and remotely (both online and over the telephone). I work in an open-ended way meaning that clients continue to see me for as long as they feel is helpful.

My first session

I offer a free initial conversation, of up to 30 minutes, over the telephone or online in order for us both to assess whether we feel that we might work well together. In this initial conversation, I will ask a number of questions to understand what you are looking for and will give you an idea of how I work and an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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