Mr James Hawkins
- Registered With BACP 267659
Although having a good theoretical background is hugely helpful and something I enjoy pursuing, I think the key to successful therapeutic support is the relationship between the therapist and patient. Going to see a therapist for the first time is a huge step and it’s natural to feel a range of strong and complex feelings.
For me, therapy is a collaborative endeavour and one which can be transformational for both the practitioner and patient. I try to take a playful approach to my work as I think this can really harness the innate creativity present in every human being. Whether you decide to work with me for just a few sessions or want to engage in longer term therapy, I will always try to establish a supportive working relationship with you, one in which you feel supported and are offered a space to explore yourself, your thoughts and feelings and your place in the world.
Area of Expertise:-
Trauma including PTSD, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, stress and anxiety, identity issues, adolescence, work related difficulties, autism and learning disability, family difficulties, displacement and dislocation.
Qualifications & Experience:-
After spending a number of years in the health and social care sector I decided to train to be a psychodynamically informed psychotherapist, qualifying with a PG Diploma from the University of Sussex in 2003. I have worked extensively with both adults and children, in setting such as a GP surgery, voluntary sector organisations, primary and secondary schools as well as in private practice. As well as providing therapy I have also held senior managerial positions such as deputy CEO, training manager, and forensic psychotherapist for Respond, a Trauma service based in London. I am currently based in Athens, working for an NGO providing therapeutic support to young refugees and asylum seekers. I also work as a freelance trainer for the Place2Be and offer online therapy sessions to adults and young people based in the UK.
Adults only. Online appointments only.