Welcome to James Field Counselling in Exeter

James Field Counsellor
James Field, Counsellor in Exeter

Welcome! My name is James and I am a warm, friendly, fully-qualified therapist offering professional counselling services in Exeter.

I can help you to bring about the real and meaningful change you need in your life.  If you are struggling to overcome difficult times; need to cope better with troubling or disabling feelings such as anxiety, anger or depression; or if you’re just stuck in a rut I can help.

To arrange a free, initial counselling consultation call me on 07719 025 165 or  e-mail jfcounselling@protonmail.com.  Weekend and evening sessions are available.

What sort of problems can I help with?

My training, experience and approach to counselling equips me to help with a broad range of issues.  The following list highlights just some of the problems I’ve helped clients with.  It’s not exhaustive so please call me on 07719 025 165 to talk confidentially or to arrange an initial consultation.

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James Field, Counsellor in Exeter: Problems I can help with.
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Anger Issues
  • Depression
  • Low self esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Past trauma and abuse
  • Feeling stuck or lost in life

If you’re in the Exeter area and looking for help with any of the above issues please contact me for a free, initial session.

I have written more about the types of issues I can and can’t help with on my FAQs page.

Why choose James Field Counselling?

I am a qualified counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  This is your guarantee that I am committed to working in a safe, professional and ethical manner.  To find out more about how to stay safe when looking for a counsellor click here.

I trained in integrative counselling at the prestigious Iron Mill College in Exeter where I now manage their affordable counselling service alongside running my own private counselling practice.  You can find out more about me and what sort of counsellor I am here.

Whilst I trust in the training, knowledge, experience and skills I bring to the counselling room, the most encouraging feedback I get from my clients is that they feel I really understand them and their problems.  I believe that this in itself can transform lives.

If you’re looking for warm, professional counselling in Exeter call me on 07719 025 165 or visit my  Contact Me page.

What can you expect when you first contact me?

You will be treated with patience, respect and kindness from the very first moment you contact me.  You can trust me to act with complete transparency and honesty in all of our dealings together and I will treat any information you share with me in the strictest confidence.  For more about client confidentiality click here.

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about counselling in Exeter over the phone or by e-mail.  However, because I believe the best way for you to decide if I’m the right counsellor for you is to meet me, I offer a free introductory session where we can talk face to face.

If, for any reason, I don’t think I can help you with your problems I will tell you straight away so you don’t waste your time or money.

I’ve written more here about what you can expect from a free, initial consultation with me here.

What actually happens during a counselling session?

Everyone’s experience of counselling will be different so there is no easy, short answer to this.  If you would like a longer answer I have written about how I work and my counselling philosophy in more depth here.

In a nutshell, you can expect your counselling sessions to be a time when we will both be completely focussed on you and your needs.  This means that, for the most part, you will talk whilst I actively listen.  Together we will explore the areas that you most need to change I won’t shy away from any aspect of your life that you might need to talk about.  However dark it might get.

There are times when words are just too difficult or aren’t able to adequately express what we’re feeling and there are others ways we can work at these times.

I can offer techniques and tools to help you manage particular difficulties in your life although my main focus will always be to help you discover the resources that already exist within you.  For many of us, to be truly seen and heard by another human being is a rare experience and healing by itself.

I will never diagnose you or try to tell you what you should do.  Clients have told me that whilst sessions with me can be challenging, they look forward to them and find them rewarding.

If you would like to know more about how I work please click here.  Or visit my Contact Me page to arrange a free initial consultation.

When and where do I practice?

Photo of church in Exeter at dusk illuminated under blue skyI practice from comfortable, dedicated counselling rooms in the centre of Exeter with excellent public transport links and close to public car parks.  To find out more please click here.

My normal days for counselling in Exeter are Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays and I have a limited number of evening sessions available.  Please contact me for my current availability.

How much do counselling sessions cost?

Counselling sessions cost £50 per hour payable at the time of the session or in advance.

For more information about my business practices please visit my business page here.

About this website

This welcome page is intended to offer you a very brief overview of what I do and how I work.  If you’d like to know more please click here to get in touch with me.

If you’d like to explore this website further before deciding to contact me I recommend you visit my FAQs page where you might find the answers to any specific questions you might have about me, my practice, or counselling in general.

After that, If you’d like to delve deeper still, you will find a number of other pages and blog posts on the site where I talk in more depth about what I do and counselling in general.