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Jodie James

Telephone 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 through telephone therapy.

Understanding that each individual has unique needs, I strive to create a warm, welcoming, and empathetic atmosphere during our phone sessions. Together, we'll explore your emotions and challenges, empowering you to overcome obstacles and embrace positive change, all while enjoying the convenience and accessibility of telephone therapy.

Let's work together to support your emotional well-being. Book now for a personalised counselling experience tailored just for 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 Telephone Therapy

At Jodie James Counselling Services, we recognise the importance of accessibility and convenience in the therapeutic process. That's why we are pleased to offer phone-based counselling sessions for those who prefer the ease and flexibility of connecting with a counsellor from the comfort of their own space. With the same warmth and compassion that characterises our in-person sessions, we strive to help you explore your emotions, overcome challenges, and achieve personal growth through phone-based counselling.

Benefits of Phone-Based Counselling

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

  1. Accessibility: Phone counselling allows you to connect with your counsellor from virtually any location, removing geographical barriers and making therapy more accessible to those with mobility issues or limited transportation options.

  2. Flexibility: Scheduling phone sessions can be more convenient than face-to-face appointments, as you don't need to factor in travel time or be in a specific location. This flexibility can be particularly beneficial for those with busy schedules or changing commitments.

  3. Comfort: For some individuals, discussing sensitive topics over the phone may feel less intimidating than in-person meetings. The added sense of privacy and anonymity can create a more comfortable atmosphere, enabling you to open up more easily and engage with the therapeutic process.

Considerations for Phone-Based Counselling

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

  1. Non-Verbal Communication: Phone counselling does not allow for the observation of non-verbal cues such as body language and facial expressions, which can be valuable in the therapeutic process. Face-to-face or Zoom sessions may provide a more comprehensive understanding of your emotional state.

  2. Technical Difficulties: Phone connections can sometimes be unreliable, leading to interruptions or call drops. In such cases, face-to-face or Zoom counselling may offer a more stable and uninterrupted therapeutic experience.

  3. Atmosphere: While phone counselling provides the convenience of connecting from your own space, it may not offer the same structured and focused environment as face-to-face sessions or the relaxing, natural setting of walking sessions.

When deciding which counselling format best suits your needs and preferences, it's crucial to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each option. Jodie James Counselling Services is dedicated to offering a range of counselling options, ensuring that you can choose the approach that best supports your journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth.


If you are interested in phone-based counselling or would like to discuss which format may be best suited to your needs, please don't hesitate to contact Jodie James Counselling Services. We are here to offer compassionate, empathetic, and professional guidance, helping you navigate life's challenges and reach your full potential.

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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

Telephone Counselling FAQs

What is telephone therapy?

Telephone therapy is a form of counselling where sessions are conducted over the phone, allowing clients to engage in therapy without needing to be physically present with their therapist.


How does telephone therapy work?

Telephone therapy sessions work similarly to in-person sessions, with the main difference being the mode of communication. You and your therapist will schedule a mutually convenient time for your session, and the therapist will call you at the appointed time for a conversation about your thoughts, feelings, and concerns.


What are the benefits of telephone therapy?

Some benefits of telephone therapy include increased accessibility for those with mobility issues or limited transportation, the ability to engage in therapy from the comfort of your own home, and greater scheduling flexibility.


Is telephone therapy as effective as in-person therapy?

Many clients find telephone therapy to be just as effective as in-person therapy. The most important factor in successful therapy is the rapport and trust between the client and the therapist, which can be established and maintained over the phone.


How can I prepare for my telephone therapy session?

To prepare for your telephone therapy session, find a quiet and private space where you feel comfortable and won't be disturbed. Ensure your phone is charged and has a strong signal, and have any relevant materials, like a pen and paper for note-taking, ready.


How do I schedule a telephone therapy session with Jodie James Counselling Services?

To schedule a telephone therapy session, please contact Jodie James Counselling Services through our website, email, or by phone. We'll work with you to find a convenient time that fits both your schedule and the therapist's availability.


How long are telephone therapy sessions?

Telephone therapy sessions typically last for approximately 50 minutes for a clinical hour session or 25 minutes for a clinical half-hour session, similar to in-person sessions.


Is my privacy and confidentiality maintained during telephone therapy?

Yes, Jodie James Counselling Services is committed to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality during telephone therapy sessions. Your therapist will ensure that they are in a private and secure location during the call, and they will not record the session or share your information with anyone without your consent.

Can I switch between telephone therapy and other therapy formats?

Absolutely! Jodie James Counselling Services offers a range of therapy formats, including in-person, video/Zoom, and walking sessions. We understand that your needs and preferences may change over time, and we're happy to accommodate these changes as best we can.

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