Mr James Glossop
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS18-06087
I am approachable and open, with plenty life experience behind me. I have always wanted to work where I could make a difference to people’s lives. As a counsellor I want to support and facilitate you through your challenges and have a commitment to putting your best interests at heart. My career before training as a therapist covered roles that required sensitivity, discretion, compassion, acceptance and resilience to difficulty.
Having had a significant and life changing experience of counselling I was drawn to continue the journey of self-development which has brought me to the point of becoming a counsellor myself and I feel I have found a role that I thrive in.
I have over four year's experience in the Mental Health field working with adults of all ages. I have gained experience working with carers, personal dilemmas, childhood trauma, bereavement, grief and loss, disabilities, chronic illness, suicidal thoughts, intrusive thoughts, things just not feeling 'right', numbness and numbing out, coping with change, and the considerable stresses of modern living.
Whatever brings you to therapy I will meet you and your experience in a compassionate, accepting, non-judgemental and empathic way, working with you and alongside you putting you front and centre of your therapy.
My professional interest extends to mindfulness in counselling as it focuses on what is felt by the body in the moment. Feelings are the sensations of emotions and reconnecting to our bodily sensations can help us identify what is happening with us. Being more accepting of the moment as it is rather than what we wish it to be is a route to a happier life. Finding ways to be more in the moment helps us reach that. To build on this I am undertaking a Masters Degree in Mindfulness and Compassion.
- 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
- Ageing and related issues
- AIDS / HIV
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Divorce & Separation
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Sexuality Identity
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken