Michael James

Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP

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01229 260984

Michael James

Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Helm Lea
Kendal LA9
01229 260984
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I have considerable experience of working via video link and have found this to be suitable for the support of most clients.

About

I’m an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships. Our work together should then stand as an open invitation to go beyond our sense of limitation and to help establish a greater sense of well-being, meaningful identity and purpose.
My practice is also 'trauma Informed' in that our presenting problems are often linked to the underlying effects of prior/present trauma. Such trauma can be healed through 'present-centred' body awareness that may incorporate a mindful practice coupled with a reflective dialogue to reframe meaning and direction to our lives.
Alongside our need for empathic connection the mindfulness element of my practice is seen 'merely' as 'intentional awareness' which experience shows can be applied from moment-to-moment to help us to see our patterns of 'stuckness' - at the heart of many problems - and to move beyond them. To be better placed to envision a 'solution' that we can embrace.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to £55
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APRIL UK
  • AXA PPP
  • Aetna
  • Aviva
  • Bupa
  • CS Healthcare
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Freedom Healthnet
  • General & Medical
  • Healix
  • Health Assured
  • Health-on-Line
  • National Assurance
  • Nuffield Health
  • Saga
  • The Exeter
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Email me or call 01229 260984 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 26 Years
  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member
  • Training: 1st class degree in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies / 2014
I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience. I'm also an Accredited Teacher of Mindfulness with 30 years of practice.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: UK College of Mindfulness Meditation / Teacher Training Certificate / 2022

Michael James's Groups

Mindfulness Practice

A weekly online meeting in support of the practice of Mindfulness as an invitation to Awakening - places limited to 10-15

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Location

Helm Lea
Kendal LA9
01229 260984
Offers online therapy

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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Spirituality
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Obesity
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Indian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centred
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Michael James

Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP