James Bailey, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

James Bailey

Sevenoaks TN13 English
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James Bailey, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

James Bailey

Sevenoaks TN13 English
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My Approach

Your relationship with your 'world' forms an essential part of being the person you are; be that with partners, family, friends or in your career, and experiencing mental ill-health can be hugely disruptive to living normally.

It may also be that how you are is related to and influenced by past experiences, and in therapy we would focus on what happens 'here and now', looking for creative alternatives.

Such investigation can be immensely rewarding, and with curiosity you will begin to develop a greater sense of how you want to be, helping you find the most effective way to support yourself moving forward.​

A key part of our therapeutic focus will be to pay particular attention to how you meet and engage with others, leading the focus of our work to your awareness to ‘you’.

We will explore your attitudes, behaviours, aspirations and wants, helping you find the tools necessary to continually organise your life to find the most rewarding way to live.

About Me

I see change and growth as happening through the ‘here and now’ experience, and that individuals have an inherent urge to live as effectively as possible. My role is to help you develop awareness of the most effective way to achieve this.

I regard the interaction between myself and my client as a crucial way for their personal awareness to develop and for change to emerge; so I am actively engaged in what is happening in the moment, and I share this experience, helping my client's broaden their experience in their patterns.

Gestalt therapy encourages experimentation with alternative ways of being in a variety of creative ways, during which client's come to see the patterns they live by and the new possibilities available. This can be both exciting and rewarding.

My experience is with a wide range of severe mental ill-health, distressing life experiences and ongoing emotional worries; all of which have helped shape my interest and attention of the individuals I work with.

I trained as a Gestalt therapist, for individuals and groups, at the London Gestalt Centre, and hold both a Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree, accredited by London Metropolitan University.

I have been working in practice for the past 10 years; both privately as well as the voluntary sector. I have a business background, having spent 30 years working across the UK/International media business and have an understanding of the personal challenges that our professional lives can evoke.

I am also an MHFA (Mental Heath First Aid) Instructor offer training courses in a variety of business settings.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Groups
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Gestalt Group Psychotherapist
  • Gestalt Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Relationships
  • Stress

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Sevenoaks Office

Estate Office - Pavilion Gardens
Dartford Road
Sevenoaks TN13 3SU

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London Office

14 Hanover Square
London W1S 1HP

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
James Bailey

James Bailey

Sevenoaks TN13

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