James Spiers

It is a joy to be hidden,

and a disaster not to be found

D.W. Winnicott

About me

I am a registered psychological therapist (MBACP) in private practice, currently in the final stages of clinical training as a Counselling Psychologist on a BPS accredited and HCPC approved doctoral training programme at York St John University (DCounsPsy).

My website is undergoing construction

I am not currently accepting new referrals until Autumn 2022

James Spiers

NHS Experience (2013 – Current)

Inpatient Services (forensic mental health)

Community Mental Health (CMHT)

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

NHS clinical training placements include:

Primary Care Psychology (mental health)

Secondary Care Psychology (mental health)

Specialist Psychotherapy – Functional Neurological Disorder (Neurology)

For ethical reasons, I am unable to accept private referrals from patients who are currently waiting to see me in the NHS, are currently in treatment or have recently been treated by me in the NHS.

Additional Training & Continuous Professional Development

Emotional Neglect and Pathological Mourning: Clinical Seminar – ISTDP North

Attachment Based Dynamic Therapy for Functional Neurological Disorder: Masterclass – ISTDP North

Attachment and Psychodynamic Perspectives on Self-Criticism – ISTDP North

Attachment Based Psychodynamic Therapy: Clinical Workshop Series – ISTDP North

Enactments: A Psychodynamic and Attachment Perspective ISTDP North

Working with Avoidant Attachments: A Clinical Seminar – ISTDP North

Pluralism: Navigating Change in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Online Events