Mr James Butler-Wells | Senior Accredited Counsellor |… | NCS

Mr James Butler-Wells

Member Status: Senior Accredited

Member No: NCS20-00875

Location: Presteigne

I currently work in schools and colleges in Powys, Wales. I hold the position of Senior Practitioner for KOOTH plc, who hold the current contact for all Counselling services for children, adolescents and young adults in Powys.

I offer a fresh, modern approach to counselling and maintain a strong professional ethos which respects the ethical principles set out within the NCS Ethical Framework.

As a Person-Centred Counsellor I have been trained within the 'humanistic' approach.
I believe in working with the whole person, this includes your emotions, thinking, beliefs, family, life situation etc. I will adapt the use of these methods depending on you and your needs.

Fundamentally, I will allow you to lead the way and to express yourself without judgement or criticism from me. This provides a space for personal growth through self reflection. I will do this by showing empathy and understanding, by being honest with you and by accepting you for who you are. I will not give you advice or tell you what you should or shouldn't do, I believe there is far more value in helping you decide things for yourself. I believe that no one knows you better than you know yourself, you are the expert of you. Therefore I am always client led. I will use what feels appropriate and most useful to help you, the individual. Any kind of exercise or activity is strictly by invitation only - you will never have to do anything you dont want to.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    March 2020 - Compassion Focussed Therapy - Dr Mary Welford
    March 2020 - Autism Awareness Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - Dyslexia awareness course - Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - ADHD awareness course - Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - Safeguarding Adults - Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery course - Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - Raising Awareness of Honour based abuse and Forced Marriage - Level 2 - Educare/Tes - Connect
    March 2020 - Equality and Diversity - Level 2 - Educare/Tes
    February 2020 - A practical Guide to GDPR - level 2 - Educare/Tes
    February 2020 - Child Protection Advanced - level 3 - Educare/Tes
    February 2020 - The Prevent Duty - level 2 - Educare/Tes
    November 2019 - Eating disorders - London XENZONE ltd
    November 2019 - Child Sexual Exploitation - London XENZONE ltd
    November 2019 - Suicide and Risk - London XENZONE ltd
    September 2019 - LGBTQI+ awareness training for therapists - Neil Young - XENZONE ltd
    July 2019 - Human Development - XENZONE ltd
    June 2018 - Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - AAT Accredited course
    September 2015 - 2017 - Foundation Degree - Counselling - Worcester University
    September 2014 - 2015 - BTEC diploma in Counselling - Hereford and Ludlow College
    February 2014 - July 2014 - Level 2 certificate in Counselling - Hereford and Ludlow College
    September 2013 - January 2014 - Level 1 certificate in Counselling Skills - Hereford and Ludlow College
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Sporting performance
    • Start exercising
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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