Switching into a counselling and therapy career is very popular as a second or third career. James has been working as a therapist for twelve years and established Synergy Counselling ten years ago. James takes clients from employee assistant programmes and health insurance companies. He works in partnership with several organizations including BUPA, Right Management, Sporting Chance, Catharsis, Emmanuel House and Men@work. Apart from working with individuals he also works in schools with teenagers and runs groups for men in the voluntary sector. In addition to his Counselling and Psychotherapy work he is a trained mediator.