Mollie James | Accredited Counsellor | Ivybridge | NCPS

Mollie James

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05337

Location: Ivybridge


Hello, I am trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist which means I work with a range of counselling theories to help you feel listened to and understood while providing a safe, welcoming space to explore your feelings and thoughts. Some of the core theories I'm trained to use are Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused and Mindfulness, however I also have knowledge and skills using creative therapy, sensory approaches, play therapy techniques, sandtray, Lego therapy and more.

I have always had a passion for working with young people and helping them process some of the struggles they may be facing. I've worked in many settings throughout my years including primary schools, secondary schools, alternative provisions and further education settings.

I believe the relationship between client and counsellor is one of the most important parts of counselling. My main aim in our sessions is to allow you to feel safe and comfortable so that when you feel it's right you can start to talk about some of the things that are troubling you.

My whole approach is based around you and what you want from counselling; whether that is an ear to listen, coping strategies to take away or a place where you can completely be yourself and begin to gently unpack traumas from the past.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Level 5 Advanced Specialist Diploma in Psychotherapy (Heartwood - December 2020)
    Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Heartwood- 2019)
    Safeguarding Child Protection Level 3 (Babcock - 2018, Refreshed - September 2021)
    Schools first aid qualified (St John Ambulance - 2018)
    Mental Health First Aid for Youth (MHFA - 2017)
    Professional Training in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 12 - 18-year olds (The British Mindfulness Institute - 2017)
    Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Counselling (Heartwood - 2017)
    DEAP (Devon Enhanced Autism Programme) Practitioner (Autism Education Trust & Babcock - 2016)
    Connected Kids Level 1 (Teaching Children Meditation - 2016)
    Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts (Heartwood - 2016)

    I have also attended CPD on:
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Certification (C-DBT): Practical Clinical Applications for Trauma, Comorbidities, Addiction and More (PESIuk – Current)
    Level 3 Award in Education and training (CTC Courses – Current)
    Understanding Self-harm and Suicidal Thinking (MindEd - 2022)
    How Environment Affects Children's Mental Health (MindEd - 2022)
    Creativity as a healing Tool: Connecting mind, body & imagination (PESIuk - 2021)
    ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) - (West Midlands Police - 2020)
    Art Therapy (Devon & Cornwall Counselling Hub - 2019)
    Attachment and child development (MindEd - 2019)
    Introduction to Speech, Language & Communication (The communication Trust - 2019)
    Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum (The National Autistic Society -2019)
    Measuring wellbeing to improve the lives of children & young people (Anna Freud - 2019)
    Exploring Creative Counselling Interventions (Creative Counsellors Club - 2019)
    Working with Strong emotions (MindEd - 2019)
    Lego-Based Therapy (Seirrah - 2018)
    Understanding abusive relationships (Heartwood - 2018)
    Attachment Based Mentoring (Babcock - 2018)
    Introduction to Trauma (Heartwood - 2017)
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Neurodiversity
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Young people and children
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