James Lakey
James Lakey
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James Lakey

London, United Kingdom



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I am a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over fifteen years’ experience of delivering psychological therapy within NHS services. I describe myself as an Integrative therapist, and my core training was in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy.

I have developed a specialist interest in mindfulness based approaches to therapy. I find that these approaches (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in particular) are extremely helpful in enabling my clients to (re) connect to their core values of who they want to be as a person, and in ‘stepping to one side’ of the day-to-day anxieties and stresses that can make life challenging. These are useful skills for all of us to learn, and can be especially valuable when managing work related stress, and in enabling my clients to reach their full potential in their professional and personal lives.

I have also developed a specialist interest in trauma therapy.  I understand trauma to mean both overwhelming events that can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and troubling events or relationships in the past that hold us back from functioning as well as we would like to in our daily lives. I am qualified and fully accredited as an Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, which I offer either as a full stand-alone treatment or as an intervention integrated into a longer-term therapy.


  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Breathing Space LBC, London)
  • EMDR four-part Europe Accredited Training (EMDR Works)
  • Working with Trauma 7 day Skills Intensive (Oxford Therapy Centre)
  • Behavioural Family Therapy (The Meriden Family Programme, London)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in The Practice of Counselling Psychology (Roehampton University)
  • MSc Counselling Psychology (University of East London)
  • BSc Hons Psychology (Liverpool John Moores University)





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