Symphony Psychotherapy
& Counselling

Welcome to Symphony Psychotherapy and Counselling in Nottingham. The private practice of James Hallam a Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with the UKCP and a member of the BACP.

As well as providing Psychotherapy and Counselling I am also pleased to say that I can now offer Supervision and I am in the process of integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy) into my ways I can offer to work with clients.

At Symphony Psychotherapy and Counselling I believe in embracing an attitude towards the practice of psychotherapy that affirms the inherent value of each individual client, responding appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning [1].

When someone is dealing with complex issues they can feel overwhelmed or stuck. A Psychotherapist or counsellor can support you and help to integrate the parts of yourself and your life into harmonious sense of self. This can be by looking at short term goals over a limited period of time or on a longer open ended basis.

What that means for this practice is that Psychotherapy and counselling consists of a series of techniques for treating mental health and emotional disorders. It is the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality, reducing the use of defence mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and limit flexibility in problem solving, health maintenance, and relating to people, and re-engaging the world. It is the process of making whole.[1]

From this stance Psychotherapy and Counselling can help with many problems including, but not limited to, Anxiety and Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Compulsive and Obsessive behaviour, Family problems, Managing Stress and Life changes, Relationship issues, Self harm, Coming to terms with past Trauma and abuse.

Finding the right therapist is very important. Please look through the information here about myself and what you can expect from me, and if you think we may be able to work together please contact me.