Jennifer James

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Jennifer James

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My Approach

My approach is relational, embodied body psychotherapy. I work in a variety of ways, from sitting in chairs, talking, being aware of what is happening in my own body and emotions as we speak, as well as in the space between us, including what is 'unspoken' but happening in terms of body language, gesture, tone of voice, landscape of facial expressions.
I work differently with each client, depending on the issues that they bring, and how best to help them express themselves.
E.g for one person, it may be via art/poetry/movement, or via biodynamic massage, which is a type of massage used within body psychotherapy to help gain access to emotions that have been repressed or stuck at a body tissue/muscular/fascia level or even cellular level in some cases, as well as to help calm, soothe, ground and help someone to get in touch with parts of themselves that they may not be at a conscious level. This is often the case for issue that have happened pre-verbally, before language has developed.

Sometimes I work with dreams that a client brings which we discuss.

I am able to work with many issues that people often bring to psychotherapy, e.g divorce, bereavement, redundancy, identity issues, transitions, family dynamics, as well as working at much more subtle, nuanced levels e.g. with existential issues.

I am creative, intuitive, sensitive and non-judgemental in my approach, and I offer both short-term or longer term body psychotherapy.

About Me

Kind, intelligent, approachable body psychotherapist, (sometimes also referred to as a somatic psychotherapist), I work in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, South Wales, which has easy access from Cardiff, Newport, Monmouth, Bristol, Lydney, Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Bath.
I currently practice from the Wellbeing Centre, Bank Street, Chepstow.

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

My training has given me a good foundation in Mindfulness based training and practice, which I also practice myself, and I have an interest in using this, as well as many other skills to help my clients with anxiety. I am also trained in biodynamic massage, which can be used to help soothe, re-balance, and bring the nervous system into a more regulated way helping greatly with anxiety and also depression and stress generally.
I am also a Registered Dietitian, with an interest in eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, disordered eating, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder), Obesity.
I have an interest in Integrative personalised healthcare.
Body psychotherapy is particularly well suited to helping with post-traumatic stress disorder.
I have an interest in existential issues, e.g what is the meaning of my life, is there life after death, near-death experiences, climate anxiety, existential threat anxiety, spiritual emergency, spiritual enquiry. I have a deep connection to Nature and the natural world and am very aware of subtle energies and able to work with them.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Body Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Age-related Issues
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family
  • Health-related Issues
  • Identity Problems
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parents
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Separation
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term


The Wellbeing Centre Ltd
Bank Street,
NP16 5EL
United Kingdom (UK)

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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