James Sims

LAPHP, MBACP, BSc, MSc, Dip.Couns

In person | Online | Phone

Fees and Availability

From £45 to £55 a Session
  • £50 per session for telephone and online counselling
  • £55 per session for face-to-face Counselling. These sessions take place at Kent Wellbeing Hub, Farthing Corner, Medway Services, ME8 8PQ
  • £45 per session for telephone and online counselling for trainee counsellors

 

Initial Consultations

  • I offer a free discovery call

Spoken Languages

  • English

Types of client:

Mature Adults (65+ Years) Adults (18-65 Years)
Reaching out for therapy is a tough first step in getting the support you deserve. It shows strength, and is the starting point of a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. I work online, over the phone, and face-to-face.

Meet Your Counsellor

You might be reaching out for counselling because you're struggling with your mental health. Perhaps life is feeling overwhelming. Or you just need a safe space to get things off your chest. However complicated, difficult, or upsetting things might be, there's support available for you from Inner Insight Counselling.

My name is James. I have over a decade of experience offering support to others. I am an integrative therapist – each individual is unique and I will blend a range of approaches to best suit your needs.

I believe everyone has the ability to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, to grow, and to heal. We’ll work together to create a therapeutic relationship which leaves you feeling safe and empowered, helping you make sense of life and leave you feeling more able to make your own decisions. I believe in the power of an individual's inner strength - I will listen to you and give you space to find your inner strength. I will use my training and experience, but also my humanity and personality – I care about individuals, and want to provide an environment where people feel accepted and heard.

I am insured, DBS-checked, and ICO registered.

Although I am based in Gillingham in Medway, online counselling makes therapy accessible for people across Kent, and even the rest of the UK.

 


Inner Insight Counselling

We’ll embark on a journey together where I follow you along the pathway of your life. You’ll help me understand the pathway we’re walking down, what the surroundings look like, and what the journey feels like. 

When we come to any crossroads, we’ll look at what lies ahead – we’ll work towards empowering you to make a decision about which route feels the most comfortable to follow. This might include focussing on how to reframe how you think about approaching the next path in front of you. There will be times when we look back along the path you’ve walked, helping us to make sense of all the twists and turns that has brought you to this point. At times the journey might not make sense, and you might even feel unsure about what choices you have made whilst on your journey. 

Others might have accompanied you on the journey until now, with others joining you further along the path. Some of these relationships might help your journey, others might hinder your journey. 

Regardless of how long we work together, I hope you’re able to take strength from the experience to help you as you progress along your own path. 

I can help with:

Stress
Self esteem
Relationships
Procrastination
Panic
Low self confidence
Jealousy
Grief
Fears
Depression
Confidence
Anxiety
Anger

Additional Information

Sessions are 50 minutes long. Counselling can be short-term or long-term. Although most people will have a weekly session, we can discuss whatever frequency works best for you.

 

Other Therapies:

Psychotherapy, Counselling

Training, Qualifications and Experience

I have over a decade of experience working in a therapeutic environment offering emotional support to vulnerable individuals, as well as being responsible for making complex risk assessments and referrals.

 

My current training includes:

 

  • CPCAB Level 2 – Counselling Skills Certificate
  • CPCAB Level 3 – Counselling Studies Certificate
  • NHS (KMPT) Inter-Psyche Training Institute Level 6 – Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • BSc Social Psychology
  • MSc Psychology
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • BACP and the Open University – How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
  • BACP and the Open University – Video and phone counselling 2.0: advancing your knowledge

 

I have provided counselling face-to-face, online, and over the phone in a GP practice in Kent, working with common and complex mental health issues (e.g anxiety and depression). I also have experience of supporting young people on a national helpline.

Record checks and disclosures:

I have been DBS checked and cleared