James Rye

James Rye lives in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK and is a retired lecturer and retired counsellor/psychotherapist and currently blogs at circato.co.uk.

He worked in Private Practice as Director of Connections Counselling Ltd from 1979-2021 working therapeutically with clients and delivering inservice training and supervision to counsellors.

As well as working in Private Practice in King’s Lynn with individuals who contacted him, James Rye also delivered counselling to company employees via various Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers.

James was a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr.Accred. Registered Member 13083), and was formerly Chair of the Private Practice Division within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 2013-2015.

He was a founding partner in Peterborough Counsellor Training.

Professional Qualifications

James Rye has

  • a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia
  • an MPhil in Education (Cognitive Psychology) from the University of Nottingham
  • an MA in Humanistic Counselling Studies from the University of Nottingham
  • a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the University of Derby
  • a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of East Anglia
  • a Certificate in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute

Early Career

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 or postgraduate programmes for the University of Huddersfield, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the Open University, and Anglia Ruskin University.

Publications

James Rye has published eight books and numerous academic and popular articles, including: