Mr James Glossop
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06087
Life can be tough going at times, and we all occasionally need a little help and support along the way. Counselling sessions are an opportunity for you to receive that help and support from a trained and qualified professional – and any sessions you choose to have with me will be your chance to talk through your difficulties, challenges and personal issues in a relaxed, friendly and easy-going way (always in total confidence). These periods of conversation will be with a view to us finding positive pathways forward for you that will enable you to change your life for the better.
I am approachable and open, with plenty of life experience behind me. It was always my ambition to work in a field were I could make a positive difference to people’s lives and, as a counsellor, it's my aim to support and facilitate you through your challenges and personal growth. I have a commitment to putting your best interests at heart. My career before training as a therapist covered a wide range of roles that required sensitivity, discretion, compassion, acceptance, and resilience to difficulty – and since qualifying as a Counsellor I have acquired several years of experience in helping and supporting a wide range of clients (both women and men) in practical ways.
After having a significant and life changing experience of counselling myself in 2008, I began a journey of self-development that eventually brought me to the point of becoming a counsellor myself – and I feel that I have now found a role in life that I truly thrive in. I have over four year's experience in the Mental Health field working with adults of all ages. My experience as a counsellor includes working with many instances of: depression; low self-esteem; significant personal dilemmas; childhood trauma; abuse and historic abuse; bereavement, grief and loss; physical disabilities; chronic illness; intrusive thoughts; suicidal thoughts; cases were “things just don't feel right” for a client, or they are feeling profoundly sad; numbness and “numbing out”; difficulties coping with change; and, of course, the considerable general stresses and strains of modern living.
My professional background also extends to mindfulness (and the use of mindfulness in counselling). This can sometimes be a helpful tool as mindfulness focuses on what is felt in the body in the present moment – so giving an easy and tangible way to access to emotions and feelings, which can otherwise be difficult to identify and describe. To build on this I am currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Mindfulness and Compassion.
Where I Work
I offer face-to-face counselling sessions that take place in the heart of the Nottingham city centre, within a popular health and wellbeing centre that has a bright, contemporary interior and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. (Arriving and leaving the centre also offers complete anonymity.) In addition, I also offer sessions by Skype.
What to Expect from Counselling
During our sessions together we will work to identify and achieve your personal aims for therapy. I will take the time to listen and work with the issues that are causing you distress, and we will also explore your coping strategies and your personal patterns.
It is important to understand that therapy is not a magic wand, and that therapy is a two way process that requires participation and investment from both client and therapist.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you, and I invite you to get in touch and start your journey to greater peace, contentment and happiness.
You are welcome to ring, or text, me on 07470 933368 or email me at email@example.com. You can also find further information and full details on my website www.citycounsellingnottingham.co.uk
Training, Qualifications & Experience
Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society, MNCS (Accred).
I have a degree, first class, in Humanistic Counselling Practice from the University of Nottingham (a Russell Group university that is considered to be a leading centre of excellence in the field of counselling and psychotherapy). My degree has a focus on Person-Centred Psychotherapy; addiction; grief and loss; and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Within the mental health sector I have over four years experience in facilitating Mindfulness-based therapy classes and workshops with the Nottingham Mindfulness Group, and over three years experience of providing one to one counselling in a professional capacity.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAccredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society.
First Class BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (University of Nottingham) with a focus on Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Addiction, Grief and Loss, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Emotional issues
- Self esteem
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Stop smoking
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / m.e.
- Languages Spoken