I’m James Hawes
Counsellor | Pyschotherapist | Trainer
Why ViewVo recommends James Hawes
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.
I've come to the UK from Australia and have a range of things I'm looking at: youth worker, school counsellor, careers advisor. I spent time on the phone with James Hawes (counsellor) Hannah Courtney Bennett (careers advisor) and Jay Blades (youth worker). From talking to them all, I got a better idea of what each job involves and what qualifications I do really need to do to take the next steps. Of all the roles, I think counsellor is the best suited to me. James was great at clarifying where I need to start. I wasn't sure if my Aussie qualifications and degree would count towards anything here, but from what he was saying, I do need to get qualified - so I'm starting my counselling course in January!
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