JAM​ES RELF COUNSELLING

JAMES RELF Dip.Couns MBACP

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor working in Lincoln and the surrounding area. My work can be short or long-term. I work within a humanistic and person-centred approach that puts the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I work with the client’s own unique frame of reference, in a way that is best suited to their needs. I am a member of the BACP and I also hold appropriate professional insurance and a valid enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.


My role as a counsellor is to help support clients to recognise their strengths and resourcefulness. I provide a safe and nurturing environment where they feel heard, accepted and able to explore thoughts and feelings. Through this relationship, I hope the client can begin to live in a way that feels more genuine to them, and in turn increases their overall well-being.


I remain continuously passionate and curious about the way, we as human beings continue to develop and strive for survival in the most difficult of circumstances. I feel privileged that they may allow me to be with them for a time on their journey throughout the counselling relationship.


I am currently studying an MSc in Psychology with a particular reference to Trauma as this is an area of interest to me. 


On a personal level when I am not counselling, I am passionate about painting, photography, travelling, meditation and food. These things keep me grounded and help me on my continuous journey of self-reflection.

QUALIFICATIONS

BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Certification

L2 Certification in Equality and Diversity

L3 Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Membership No. 00962716 Registered No: 384889