James Rye

King's Lynn Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Counsellor Supervisor & Trainer

James Rye: counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Image copyright Professional Images.

Since 1997 James Rye has worked in private practice in King's Lynn, Norfolk, as a counsellor and psychotherapist (and since 2009 as a counselling supervisor). James is, reassuringly, a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr.Accred. member 553053) and is a registered practitioner on the BACP Register, accredited by The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, set up by the Department of Health (registration number 013083). He has an up-to-date Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Certificate (number 001449129447).

James Rye, Kings Lynn Counsellor and Psychotherapist and Supervisor

He is also a qualified clinical supervisor for counsellors and psychotherapists.

James Rye was formerly Chair of the Private Practice Division within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 2013-2015.

James Rye has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia, and two masters degrees from the University of Nottingham - an MPhil in Education (Cognitive Psychology) and an MA in Humanistic Counselling Studies. His dissertation on couple counselling is available online and won the University's Eaton Hall prize for academic excellence at postgraduate level. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge, a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from the University of East Anglia, a Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute (New York), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the University of Derby. James has also completed the Foundation Course in Solution-focused Brief Therapy from BRIEF in London.

As well as working in Private Practice in King's Lynn with individuals who contact him, James Rye also delivers counselling to company employees via various Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers. He also delivers training days for counsellors, and works as a counsellor/psychotherapist supervisor. James Rye is a Director at Connections Counselling Ltd and a Partner at Peterborough Counsellor Training.

James Rye, Kings Lynn Counsellor, Psychotherapist, and Supervisor

His counselling and psychotherapy websites are:

Connections Counselling Ltd,

Kings Lynn Counselling,

Dial A Counsellor,

CBT Counselling,

Counselling Supervisor,

Skype Counsellor Supervisor.

Online PlusGuidance (Voice or Video).

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Early Career in Education

Before becoming a counsellor and psychotherapist, James Rye worked for nearly 30 years as a teacher and lecturer in schools, colleges, and universities in, and around King's Lynn. He taught English (Language and Literature), Linguistics, Humanities, and Education. In the latter part of his career he was Head of Humanities at the College of West Anglia. He also taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the University of Huddersfield, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the Open University, and Anglia Ruskin University.


James Rye has published eight books and numerous academic and popular articles, including:
Cloze Procedure and the Teaching of Reading (Heinemann Educational, 1982), and
A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place-names (Larks Press, 1991).
Helping You Understand and Reduce Your Anxiety with CBT A self-published PDF self-help booklet.
Setting Up and Running A Therapy Business: Frequently Asked Questions (Karnac Books Ltd, 2017)

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Contact Details

James Rye, 8 Grafton Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 3HA, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 7590 196 500

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