Jim is a fully accredited and highly experienced psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. He offers a compassionate, practical, skills-based therapy drawing upon a wide range of tools to help you work towards personally valued goals.
In individual therapy Jim works with clients from a cognitive-behavioural perspective, drawing upon the latest developments in the CBT tradition - Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy. Sessions can be used to address many psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, anger, shame, trauma, fear or grief. Therapy can also be used to help with difficulties relating to work or in personal relationships, or to get a clearer sense of your personal values and direction in life - if you feel adrift or unconnected to what matters most to you.
Jim understands how difficult it can sometimes be to seek help and open up about personal struggles and he strives to ensure his clients feel safe, validated and supported. Working with Jim, you can come to understand places of difficulty and change the issues that might be holding you back in your life.
Education and qualifications
2014 - MSt (Distinction), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Oxford University
2012 - PGDip (Merit), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, London South Bank University
2006 – DipHE (Distinction), Mental Health Nursing, King's College London
1994 – BA (with honours), Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
Ongoing – every year Jim undertakes over 100 hours of continued professional development at training workshops and conferences developing skills and knowledge in CBT, ACT, CFT, and mindfulness.
Professional registration, ethics and accreditation
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a mental health nurse, adhering to their ethical code of conduct.
Fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, abiding by their standards of ethics and practice.
Listed on the UK Network Listing of mindfulness teachers and the international ‘Access MBCT’ list of trainers, and adheres to the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers ‘good practice guidelines.’
For more information about therapy and mindfulness courses, please see Jim’s website here: www.mindfulnesstherapies.co.uk