Auctus Wellbeing Services
Hello, I'm James.
For the past 18 years, I have used talking therapies to support those suffering from depression, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), experiences of abuse, anxiety, acute stress, bereavement, and relationship concerns. I have delivered counselling to the armed forces community in hospitals and domestic settings, for the NHS Primary Care Services in North Wales to patients referred by mental health teams and the GP, and in private practice both face-to-face and remotely.
I am trained in counselling and psychotherapy having achieved a distinction at Masters Degree and have attended an array of development courses over the years to ensure I can effectively deliver the right tools and methods. These courses and my experience has enabled me to work successfully with:
PTSD & Trauma for Armed/Emergency Services Personnel
Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Bereavement & Loss
Couples & Relationships
Family Dynamics & Systems
I use an Integrative style of counselling which offers you a blend of theoretical models including person-centred, solution focussed, acceptance commitment, CBT, ACT, transactional analysis, and positive psychological therapies.
I am a trained teacher of mindfulness, a clinical hypnotherapist, NLP Practitioner, and performance coach, which ensures I can offer a range of services to enable my clients to effectively address the difficulties they face, develop practices to build their resilience, and identify goals and strategies to enhance their own life satisfaction personally and professionally.
I deliver sessions online via Zoom or WhatsApp, which is an approach I have gained significant experience in due to COVID 19 restrictions impacting the counselling profession considerably. Online work enables me to support people throughout the UK and beyond from the comfort of their own spaces, without them having to worry about travelling. If you are new to online therapy, then you can rest assured that I will support you through the process to ensure that you get the best out of our time together. It’s easy when you know how!
I can see a limited number of people face-to-face provided that you can offer evidence of having received the COVID 19 double vaccine.
I am an Individual Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and strictly adhere to their framework and guidelines, which can be found at: https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/
What can you expect from me?
I believe that developing a therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance in counselling, so I bring my whole self into the work we will do and invite you to do the same. Genuineness, honesty, and empathy are key to ensuring that you feel valued, listened to, and supported, which in turn will enable you to make the changes you seek.