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).
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.