BA COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Dip, COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY
Ireland based James is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. Prior to psychotherapy, James’ educational background was in nursing, addiction and homeless services. He worked with NGO’s and state agencies in various roles from 2011 until 2018 before moving into psychotherapy practice full-time.
James believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to therapy and works with his clients to achieve their desired outcomes and goals, whatever they may be. He is trained in and works through an ‘integrative approach’, meaning he draws on several schools of therapy. He views presenting issues through a variety of lenses, which allows for more flexibility.
James provides affirming counselling services to members of the transgender and non binary communities and is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). This allows him to keep informed of the most up to date research in transgender healthcare.
James adopts the informed consent approach to working with clients and applies the concept of ‘you are, trans enough’ to his work. He also provides support and counselling for family members and loved ones of those who are on their gender journey. James has in-depth experience of working with adults and adolescents who have ADHD and Autism.
In supporting clients, James spends time working on coping strategies and skills improvement. He adopts the ‘Don’t try harder, try different’ approach. He also provides ongoing support for parents and loved ones of neurodiverse clients. James is currently accepting clients aged 12 and up.
James can provide general counselling services in addition to his specialist interest areas of gender, sexuality and neurodiversity.
The following sessions are available with James:
Counselling and Psychotherapy – 60 minutes
James provides general counselling services in addition to his specialist interest areas of gender, sexuality and neurodiversity. When working with clients James uses an integrative approach in which the client’s wants and needs are centred, working collaboratively, issues are explored through a variety of lenses.