James Barrett

I am a Jungian Analytical Psychotherapist Registered with the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis at the UKCP.

I offer psychotherapy to individuals and couples; heterosexual, gay and lesbian.   In the past five years my practice has developed from trainings with Advanced Integrative Therapy and Psychoanalytic Energy Therapy.  I have also trained in EFT and TFT.   I am an experienced couples therapist and am currently enjoying further training in Imago Couple Therapy. I have also undertaken the Imago parenting training.

I use what I learn for the benefit of my clients and myself with gratitude.

Using Energy Therapy my impression is that I have been able to help clients in months, or one or two years, to gain benefits that would have taken much longer in my previous practice.   I have helped clients unpack and clear the disabling effects of massive traumas and together achieve for them, more than my clients or I believed possible with more conventional talk therapy. Energy therapy can also be used to treat the psychological and spiritual origins of physiological symptoms with great effect.

In common with all colleagues in the psychoanalytic field my learning and development as a practitioner is driven by my personal needs for understanding, healing and growth. This combines with reading, consultation with colleagues and learning from others in the constant flow of this developing field. I also teach and supervise.

I  co-founded with my friend and colleague Shirley Wheeley, the training in Jungian Analytical Psychotherapy at the West Midlands Institute for Psychotherapy in 1991.   I have chaired the West Midlands Institute for Psychotherapy, the Confederation for Analytical Psychology, and the Training Standards and Membership Committee of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis at the UKCP.