My name is Roger James and I am an experienced intuitive, humanistic, integrative practitioner, fully qualified in a broad spectrum of approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I work with a wide variety of Clients in a range of different settings.

I am an accredited member of my professional association, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I abide by the Ethical Framework and am subject to the professional conduct procedures of that organisation. See http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework for more details.

After practising for over ten years in West Cornwall, in 2009 I moved to West Wales, and am currently based just west of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire.

To give you some idea of the breadth of my experience, apart from running an extensive private counselling practice, I performed the roles of:

  • Counsellor to students at University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus
  • Tutor of Counselling students on counselling diploma courses at Truro College
  • Supervisor to a range of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and other professionals
  • Group Supervisor to West Cornwall Macmillan Nurses
  • Member of Mount Edgcumbe Hospice Bereavement Support Team
  • Developer and facilitator of Workshops for a variety of individuals and organisations, with subjects including Personal Discovery, Emotional Literacy, Confidence Building, Gestalt Psychotherapy.

I am a ‘Humanistic’ practitioner. Essentially, this means that I believe the relationship between Client and Counsellor to be every bit as important as any techniques we may use together during your counselling.

I am an ‘Integrative’ practitioner. This means that I have had a wide range of experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches (including Person-centred, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Existential and Jungian), enabling me to ‘weave’ a coherent way of working that allows me in most cases to be the Counsellor you need. Every Client is a unique person with a unique set of circumstances. I firmly believe that ‘one size’, or a single approach, definitely does not ‘fit all’.

Furthermore, I have applied this integration of different approaches into the way I live my life. The way I work is not simply a job, it is who I am.

Roger James BA(Hons), MBACP (Accred), Adv Dip Couns, Dip Sup, UKRCP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist