James Gooding | Accredited Counsellor | London | NCS

James Gooding

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-02630

Location: London

What to expect in the first few sessions: Working on trust is important to me, by having a good connection it allows for sessions to feel comfortable. I will not judge you, lecture you or offer ‘solutions’– the purpose of therapy is to allow you to reach your own conclusions in a safe environment.

What I provide: Psychodynamic counselling looks at the examination of self, I provide a safe and non- judgemental space to allow this process to take place. Through this we can explore relations to others in your life, how behaviour patterns might be repeating and how some of this may link to early life experiences. This history allows us understand how difficulties faced in past can be affecting us in the present allowing for recovery and better understanding.

I am experienced in supporting clients with:
Men’s mental health
Stress
Grief
Depression
Anxiety
Bereavement
Emotional abuse
Loneliness
Low self-confidence or self-esteem
Relationship problems

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BSc in Counselling and Psychology
    Masters in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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