James Barker


James has been a Primary School teacher for 15 years and during this time he has taught across all age ranges from 3-11.  He has had a number of different roles in school including deputy headship, senior leadership, children’s safeguarding officer and supporting children with English as an additional language.  

James’ counselling training began by attending the RELATE Basic listening skills courses, and since then he has continued his professional development and has gone on to qualify to Advanced Diploma Level.  He has also attained certificates in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Working with Children and Young People.  James is a registered member of the BACP.

Since qualifying James has worked as a counselling volunteer for the YMCA.  He is also employed at Park Practice Counselling, Lindum Counselling College and the Lincoln Centre for Grief and Loss.  He is planning to complete further training in Jungian Sand Tray therapy.   

In addition to these roles he is a qualified Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.