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Jodie James

Face to Face Counselling in Manchester

Jodie James Therapies

Welcome to Jodie James Counselling Services, where we believe that genuine connection and understanding are at the heart of successful therapy. I'm Jodie, a compassionate and experienced counsellor, here to support you on your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth.

Understanding that each individual has unique needs, I strive to create a warm, welcoming, and empathetic environment in our face-to-face sessions. Together, we'll explore your emotions and challenges, empowering you to overcome obstacles and embrace positive change.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch and take the first step towards a happier, more fulfilled life. I look forward to working with you.

My Therapeutic Approach

I believe in the power of a personalised, client-centred approach to therapy. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, and I am committed to providing a tailored experience that respects your autonomy and expertise in your own life.


My therapeutic framework includes a Client-Centred Approach: I believe that you are the expert on your own life and experiences. My client-centred approach empowers you to take control of your healing process by providing guidance, support, and understanding. I blend this with Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  techniques to help you identify and change unhelpful patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be contributing to your symptoms.

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Understanding Face-to-Face Therapy

Weighing the benefits and drawbacks of each counselling format can help you determine the most suitable option for your needs and preferences. Jodie James Counselling Services is committed to providing a range of counselling options, ensuring that you can choose the approach that best supports your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth.

Benefits of Face-to-Face Counselling

There are several advantages to choosing face-to-face counselling over other formats:

  1. Deeper Connection: Meeting in person can foster a strong sense of rapport and trust between you and your counsellor. The physical presence allows for better communication and understanding of non-verbal cues, which can lead to a more profound therapeutic experience.

  2. Greater Focus: A face-to-face session provides a dedicated space for reflection and exploration, away from the distractions of your everyday environment. This focused atmosphere can enhance your ability to engage with the therapeutic process.

  3. Structured Routine: Scheduling regular in-person appointments can provide a sense of structure and stability, which can be helpful for maintaining momentum in your personal growth journey.

Considerations for Face-to-Face Counselling

While face-to-face counselling offers numerous benefits, it is essential to consider how this format compares to other options such as phone, Zoom, and walking sessions:

  1. Accessibility: Face-to-face counselling requires you to travel to a designated location for your appointments, which may not be suitable for everyone. If you have mobility issues or limited access to transportation, alternative formats like phone or Zoom counselling may be more convenient.

  2. Flexibility: In-person sessions may be less flexible than remote options, as you need to factor in travel time and coordinate schedules with your counsellor. Phone and Zoom counselling can often provide greater flexibility for those with busy lifestyles.

  3. Comfort Level: For some individuals, discussing sensitive topics in person may feel more intimidating than doing so over the phone or via video call. Walking sessions can provide a more relaxed and informal setting for those who feel more at ease while in motion and surrounded by nature.

If you are interested in face-to-face counselling or would like to discuss which format may be best suited to your needs, please don't hesitate to contact Jodie James Counselling

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Supported Interactions:

I provide a range of counselling services to accommodate your unique needs and preferences.

All interactions are available in 30-minute and 60-minute clinical sessions, with prices from £30.

Why Choose Jodie James Therapies?

At Jodie James Counselling Services, you'll find a warm and professional therapist who genuinely cares about your well-being and progress. The services offered are flexible and designed to accommodate your individual needs and preferences. You can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you'll feel safe and supported throughout your therapeutic journey. The therapy sessions are tailored to address your specific challenges and goals, utilising proven therapeutic techniques to help you overcome obstacles and improve your overall quality of life.


Begin Your Journey to Personal Growth and Healing Today

If you're ready to take the first step towards healing, growth, and a brighter future, I invite you to get in touch with me at Jodie James Counselling Services. I am here to support you every step of the way, providing expert guidance and understanding as you work towards achieving your goals.


Contact me today to schedule your initial consultation and embark on your journey to personal growth and healing. 

Jodie James

Your local therapist

Jodie James Counselling Services is dedicated to offering our face to face therapy services to the local communities of Manchester. Our warm and compassionate approach to therapy has helped clients from various towns, including Whitefield, Prestwich, Bury, Radcliffe, Crumpsall, Blackley, Middleton, Salford, Swinton, Pendlebury, Eccles, Failsworth, Little Lever, Kearsley, Manchester, Farnworth, Droylsden, Irlam, Tyldesley, Walkden, Tottington, Bolton, Heywood, Chadderton, Royton, Shaw and Crompton, Stretford, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Westhoughton, Atherton, Sale, Urmston, Hyde, Oldham, Ramsbottom, Milnrow, Worsley, Horwich, Castleton, and more.

We believe that mental health support should be accessible to everyone, and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those in our local communities. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, we're here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you on your journey towards emotional well-being.

Face to Face Counselling FAQs

What is face-to-face therapy?

Face-to-face therapy is a traditional form of counselling where the client and therapist meet in person in a designated location. It provides a personal and intimate environment that allows for a deeper connection and understanding between both parties.


How do I know if face-to-face therapy is right for me?

If you feel that meeting in person will help you establish a stronger rapport and trust with your therapist, face-to-face therapy may be the right choice for you. Consider factors such as accessibility, flexibility, and your comfort level when discussing sensitive topics.


How do I schedule a face-to-face counselling session in Manchester?

To schedule a face-to-face counselling session with Jodie James Counselling Services, simply get in touch with us through our website, email, or phone. We will help you find a suitable time and location for your appointment.


Is face-to-face counselling confidential?

Yes, all sessions are strictly confidential. We adhere to a strict confidentiality policy to ensure that your privacy is respected and protected throughout the therapy process.


How long are face-to-face counselling sessions?

Face-to-face counselling sessions with Jodie James Counselling Services typically last for approximately 50 minutes for a clinical hour session or 25 minutes for a clinical half-hour session.


How much does face-to-face counselling in Manchester cost?

The cost of face-to-face counselling with Jodie James Counselling Services varies depending on the session duration and frequency. For specific pricing information, please contact us directly.


Can I switch between face-to-face counselling and other formats like phone or Zoom counselling?

Yes, we understand that different formats may suit your needs and preferences at different times. We are committed to offering a range of counselling options, and you can discuss the best approach for you with your therapist.


What should I expect in my first face-to-face counselling session?

In your first face-to-face counselling session, you and your therapist will begin to establish a therapeutic relationship. You can expect to discuss your concerns, goals, and what you hope to achieve through therapy. Your therapist will also explain the counselling process and address any questions you may have.


What if I need to cancel or reschedule my face-to-face counselling appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please contact Jodie James Counselling Services at the earliest opportunity. Please note that cancellations made within 24 hours of the session start time may be subject to a cancellation fee.

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