Assistant Case Manager
Based in: South Cotswolds
Clients: South West, Midlands and Home Counties
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Diploma in Social Sciences (Open University)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Havening Therapist (Psychosensory / ADT 'Amygdala Depotentiation Techniques')
- BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: Membership - 759924
- BACP - Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Registration - 078283
- BABICM - British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers: Membership - 0947
James started working within CCMS in 2005, where he took on a support role within a large 24hr team for a client with profound and complex care needs. Supporting the client to lead a fulfilled and enhanced life, and enabling the individual to access an active social calendar.
Alongside this, James has worked with a number of other CCMS clients, both within teams and with walking wounded, on a 1:1 basis. Assisting with the management of some clients on an ongoing long-term basis, while others have been for shorter periods, covering teams, and training team leaders.
At all times James keeps the client at the heart of his work; and focuses on supporting them to achieve their aspirations. To this end, James has supported one particular client to achieve his lifelong ambition of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the summit 20 years to the day of the road traffic accident that caused his index injury. James’ experience of working at ground level has given him a well-rounded understanding of the challenges that clients, their families and their teams are faced with.
Throughout this time James has sought to increase his skills, understanding and knowledge. He started studying the psychologies, before transferring his study across to counselling and psychotherapy.
Following qualifying as a counsellor, James set up his own private counselling practice seeing clients in the Cotswolds, as well as working as a counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care. James continues to develop his counselling and psychotherapy practice, studying Psychosensory therapy (HaveningTM) Within James’ Case Management, Counselling and HaveningTM roles, he has experienced working with a wide range of issues and draws upon his experience of using different approaches to find a way forward that is right for the client.
James has a non-judgemental approach to everyone, and feels that his empathic, compassionate, and reflective practice, not only benefits his clients, but their teams and families too. James has a keen interest in mental health, challenging ideas in mental health and likes to maintain his professional development with ongoing training and study in all areas of brain injury, counselling and mental health.
James’ early career saw him working with and training horses in various disciplines, running a numbers of yards from eventing to carriage driving, but aiming his focus predominantly on dressage, being fortunate enough to work in two separate Olympic dressage yards and having responsibility for a team horse at the Atlanta Olympics.
James is now fortunate enough to have two horses of his own that he keeps local to him in the Cotswolds, where he live with his partner. They enjoy travelling and socialising, visiting the theatre, entertaining and listening to music.