James Thorley Counselling

Training and experience

I trained at Manchester Metropolitan University and gained a Graduate Diploma in Person-Centered Counselling. As a counsellor on the adult team at mental health charity North Staffs Mind, I worked with many different client groups and issues. I have worked for a secure school providing counselling services to children and also for a local secondary school. I am an experienced addiction counsellor and work for a residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre. I regularly work with individual clients who have already entered recovery from addiction privately on a one to one basis. I hold a current DBS (disclosure and barring service) certificate and safeguarding certificate. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their ethical framework to offer the best service possible.

My continued professional development courses include-

Safe Talk

Clients and Their Medication. (MIND)

Excellence in Practice.Working Therapeutically in The Criminal Justice System (Durham University)

Anxiety and Panic Attacks (MIND)

Working with Trauma (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy)

Working with Attachment (Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy)

Safeguarding Children (Dove Service)

Understanding Suicidal Clients (MIND)

Working With Asperger’s Syndrome. (MIND)


Call or Text- 07932160750

Email- jamesthorleycounselling@gmail.com