Miss Mollie James

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05337

Location: Ivybridge

Hi there! My name is Mollie and I am a counsellor at the Youth Intervention Centre. The Youth Intervention Centre was created to provide a safe place where young people who may be struggling can be supported and understood.

I am trained as an Integrative counsellor which means I work with a range of counselling theories to help you feel listened to and understood while providing a safe, welcoming space to explore your feelings and thoughts. Some of the theories I'm trained to use are Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused and Mindfulness.

I have a calming and comfortable room within the Youth Intervention Centre where most of our work can take place, however I am aware that sometimes sitting face to face with someone and talking about yourself can feel intimidating or scary. This is why I am also able to bring in a range of skills and activities during our sessions if this feels appropriate. This can provide you with a unique space where you feel comfortable and able to share some of your troubles. Some of the activities we may use in our sessions, alongside talking therapies, are; art, sensory activities, worksheets, play, nature and other creative therapies.

I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important parts of counselling. My main aim in our sessions is to allow you to feel safe and comfortable so that when you feel it's right you can start to talk about some of the things that are troubling you.

My whole approach is based around you and what you want from counselling; whether that is an ear to listen, coping strategies to take away or a place where you can completely be yourself and begin to gently unpack traumas from the past.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Counselling.
    Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts.
    Level 1 Connected Kids award from Teaching Children Meditation.
    Professional Training in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 12 - 18-year olds from the British Mindfulness Institute.
    DEAP (Devon Enhanced Autism Programme) Practitioner
    Mental Health First Aid for Youth
    Level 3 Safeguarding training
    Schools first aid qualified

    I have also attended CPD on:
    Working with trauma and trauma clients
    Abusive relationships
    Girls on the Autism Spectrum
    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD or SID)
    Attachment Based Mentoring
    Lego-Based Therapy
    Exploring Creative Counselling Interventions
    Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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