Welcome and thank you for visiting my website!
My name is Jim Collier (pronouns they/them) and I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor in central Norwich providing short- and long-term therapy (both online and in person). I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to clients living in central Norwich (NR2) and the surrounding areas.
The decision to start therapy can be a difficult first step towards healing, and finding the right therapist is crucial. Research shows that the relationship between psychotherapist and client is one of the main factors in successful therapy. We are often wounded in relationship, whether as children or as adults, and I believe it is in relationship that we can also be healed.
As a psychotherapist and counsellor in central Norwich, I work with individuals aged 18 and older on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
In addition to my private work with clients, I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at the University of East Anglia Counselling Service and at the Norwich Centre. I also provide counselling services through an Employee Assistance Program, and I have served as a listening volunteer for Samaritans.
I am experienced in helping clients who are struggling with difficult feelings and emotions resulting from:
If you're looking for an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor in central Norwich, please send me an email or give me a call to arrange a session. I will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.
In our first session, we'll meet to discuss what brings you to therapy, address any questions or concerns you might have, and see whether it feels right for us to work together. If you decide to continue, we can then arrange a regular time and day of the week that works for you.
My counselling practice in central Norwich (NR2) is located in the heart of the Norwich Lanes just off the Market Square. If you are looking for an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor in central Norwich who can provide a warm and inviting space to explore whatever is troubling you, feel free to get in touch today by phone or email.
"I have come to the conclusion that human beings are born with an innate capacity to triumph over trauma. I believe not only that trauma is curable, but that the healing process can be a catalyst for profound awakening - a portal opening to emotional and genuine spiritual transformation." ~ Peter A. Levine
My Approach To Therapy
My core training is person-centred. Person-centred therapy, also referred to as client-centred therapy and person-centred counselling, was popularised in the 1950s and 1960s by Carl Rogers as an alternative to traditional psychotherapy. It is rooted in the belief that people possess an innate tendency towards self-improvement and that a person’s desire to self-actualise will guide them towards the best solutions to their own apparent problems. The therapist’s role is to co-facilitate the client’s own process by offering empathy, acceptance and authenticity within the context of the therapeutic relationship. Each client is viewed as a person rather than a disorder or diagnosis.
I am passionate about the approach that I use, and I love the challenge of my work with clients. I choose to work in a person-centred way because it is a deeply respectful and effective approach to therapy.
I have also studied and explored spirituality throughout my life, and I practice meditation regularly. I completed a 10-day silent meditation retreat in Northern California to learn Samaritans (or insight) meditation. My practice of ‘sitting’ has assisted my own exploration of emotions and bodily experiences through self-reflection, which I believe adds a quality of mindfulness to the therapy that I offer. More recently, I completed a 30-hour training course for therapists focused on working mindfully with feelings and emotions as they arise for the client during therapy.
I love my work and consider it a privilege to help people on their journey. My respect and appreciation for counselling comes from my own experience as a client, trying to learn from the challenges life has thrown my way.
If you are looking for an experienced psychotherapist or counsellor in central Norwich (or online) who can provide a warm and inviting space to explore whatever is troubling you, feel free to get in touch today by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you!