Mark James

Mark James

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Grays

Grays RM17
Sessions from £65.00



Mon - from 6pm, last appt 9pm.

Tues - from 6pm, last appt 9pm

Wed - from 6pm, last appt 9pm

Thurs - from 6pm, last appt 9pm

About me and my therapy practice

Counselling aims to facilitate self-awareness, understanding, healing without fear of bias, judgement, or attempt to tell you what to do. Essentially, the counsellor’s task is to bring knowledge from theory, a trained ear making them a skilled listener to you and your problems, in order to help you to discover a more about yourself.

In this experience, those that undergo therapy may experience more awareness of their strengths, weaknesses, feelings, thoughts, beliefs, values, behaviour, behaviour of others and priorities. In bringing this to the forefront of therapy, the therapist can support you explore your own solutions and carry out your own resolutions. Due to the nature of what comes up for some people, some experiences and topics are quite sensitive. However if we are willing to take the risk and embark on, receiving counselling and reap the benefits, it will provide deeper understanding of ourselves and enriches our lives with more meaning.

It is a rewarding personal experience made through collaboration which requires commitment of time and effort on both sides.

As an Integrative Therapist, I use a range of techniques based on credible theory to support my client based on their needs.

Practice description

My foundations are built on the core conditions of all individuals receiving unconditional positive regard, genuiness and empathy. In doing so I aim to create a therapeutic relationship that is based on acceptance, safety, trust and understanding.

I receive regular supervision, I ensure I maintain my skills through regular CPD as well as practice in a non-discriminative way, working within the Equality Act 2010 and BACP Ethical Framework (2016).

As an Integrative Therapist, I use a range of techniques which I will choose and use, tailored to the client's needs. Clients can expect a Person Centered approach and techniques from CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamic and Solution Focused approaches.

Due to the Covid Pandemic, my practice is currently via Telephone and Zoom.

Please contact via email as I try to avoid cold-callers.

Please check spam folder for responses from us as our email responses sometimes go to that folder for some individuals.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

My first session

Usually before therapy begins, there is:

1. a free 10 minute discussion to explore if I am the right fit for the individual.

2. When an individual is happy to work with me, I then send my Terms of Engagement which outlines my processes, helping clients understand what to expect in therapy and how I work.

3. Therapy begins with a session (usually called an Assessment) where I explore the individuals contact details, background, medical history and other such things that may have an impact on therapy going forward.

4. We continue with therapy exploring the issues you have raised, at first at surface level and then eventually deeper.

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions

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