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Professional BACP Registered Counselling and Therapy Service across Winchester Romsey and Salisbury

Counselling and Therapy where I offer a safe and confidential place to talk. About your life. About confusing things. About painful things. About uncomfortable things. This gives you the chance to make choices about the changes you want to make in your life.


Counselling and Therapy | Salisbury


Who – Renate James

Hi, I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg. 058677) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have 10 years experience as a helping professional.
BACP Registered Counsellor - Renate James

What is important to me as a therapist with regard to the changes a client can make as a result of counselling/therapy?
Autonomy: To realise our full potential as grown-ups, we need to update the strategies for dealing with life, which we decided upon as infants. When we find that these strategies are no longer working for us, we need to replace them with new strategies, which do work.
This includes gaining the capacity for:
Awareness: To live in the present moment, perceiving it without interruption.
Spontaneity: The ability to put aside familiar, well-exercised options, and choose according to what seems to fit the moment.
Intimacy: Being able to expose our vulnerability to others. Showing how we really think, feel and behave without the need to mask ourselves in what we imagine the other person wants or can cope with. Being prepared to meet and listen to the other without being impeded by our own wants or needs.
My formal qualifications include:
BACP Accredited Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis
Post Graduate Digital Media and Design
B Tech Graphic Design Art Degree
I consider my personal Continuous Professional Development as an important part of my offering to my clients. I take an active stance at staying up to date with current research and trends within the counselling world. I have attended:
Early Interventions with Children Which Make a Real Difference – Dr Margot Sunderland
Certificate in Grief and Loss: The Olive Branch
A Weekend with Claude Steiner including his well known “Emotional Literacy Training.”
I am a member of a number of national and international organisations including British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA) and Hampshire Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP). As a Member of BACP I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I hold full Professional Liability Insurance and a clear enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.