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Ann-Marie James

MA MBACP(Accred), CHC, Pn1
Holistic Psychotherapist & Coach
Certified Breathwork, Nutrition & Health Coach

In Person:  Thursday daytime & evening
Online:  Monday daytime & evening


  • £80 per session with reduced rates from £30 & up available for those under age 30 unable to pay full fees

What do I offer?

  • Weekly holistic psychotherapy / coaching
  • Stress to Energy:  A six week breathwork program for stress resilience
  • Anxiety to Energy:  An online self-paced program using the science of breathwork
  • In-depth coaching packages including breath training, nutrition, movement & therapy

I specialise in:

    • Nutrition, lifestyle & physiology coaching for emotional health
    • Breathwork and movement for mental & emotional health
    • Anxiety & chronic stress
    • Autonomic health (the health of your nervous system!)
    • Eating distress & challenging relationships to food
    • Somatic & breath therapy for trauma


  • 17+ years experience
  • BACP Accredited for 10+ years
  • MA Pastoral Counselling, General Theological Seminary, New York, USA 2000
  • BA (Hons) Counselling Psychology, Greenville University, USA, 1998
  • Certified Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1), 2019
  • Certified, National Society of Health Coaches, USA (CHC), 2020
  • Full Member, UK Health Coach Association
  • Certificates in:  Breathwork for stress, anxiety & depression, Breathwork mechanics & techniques, nutrition for mental health, somatic movement for mental health 2019 – current

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the UK & USA over the past 18 years, including mental health centres, a private hospital, educational settings and charities. My primary work is in private practice coaching adults to optimise their nervous system health.

My specialist interest is in the mind-body connection, the link between mental health and nutrition / physical well-being, and the benefits of physical activity on overall health.  This specialisation has developed after many years training as a CrossFit athlete to international competition level & undergoing my own transformative nutrition coaching.  I currently train under Brian Mackenzie’s Shift program which bridge-builds between physiology and mental health and with Emily Hightower, Resilience Coach & founder of Intrinsic Way.

Health & Nutrition Coaching
Many clients say to me how they wish to avoid medication for anxiety or depression. Recent research has supported nutrition & lifestyle interventions as effective treatments for both of these mental health concerns.  This can include evidence-based interventions such as breathwork, nutrition coaching, and lifestyle therapy. Health coaching creates a personalised set of interventions and goals for you to improve both mental & physical wellbeing.

Holistic Psychotherapy
I believe that counselling & psychotherapy can help people live fuller, more satisfying lives. Over time I have seen therapy help my clients develop insight and learn to look at themselves and the world around them in a way that is more constructive for them. I have seen therapy create a confidential working space where new ideas can be explored, concerns can be aired, and personal growth can take place. I believe personal therapy is a critical aspect of any therapist’s training and have undertaken many years of therapy myself.

Insurance Accepted:  Vitality, AXA PPP, WPA, Aviva (for psychotherapy)

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