Laura James


Diploma in Counselling, Post Graduate Diploma in working with people in Relationships


I am an Integrative, Relational Therapist working with individuals, couples and people in relationship. I am based in Brighton and can work with people nationally, online, as well as in person. I work with people individually, and people in relationship. I work with people in monogamous relationships, poly and consensual non monogamous relationships, siblings and families. I work from an affirming position where I offer space and time to reflect on who and how we are, and changes we wish to make.

Adjustment DisorderAlcohol Abuse and Alcohol DependenceAnxietyAttachment TheoryAutismBereavementBipolarBody Image IssuesBurn OutChronic Pain or IllnessCodependencyContemplativeCouples CounselingCultural and Systemic OppressionCultural CongruenceDepressionDivorceDrug Dependence / Abuse / AddictionFamily CaregivingFamily ConflictFeministGender IdentityHistorical TraumaInterventionLGBTQ IssuesLoss or GriefPanic AttacksPersonal GrowthPolitical ClimatePolyamorous and Open RelationshipsPremarital CounselingPsychodynamicPTSDRacial IdentityRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSelf-EsteemSocial PhobiaTraumaWomen’s Issues

I have been in practice for several years, working with and supporting people to think about and enact positive change. I am an affirmative, positive practitioner who seeks to be with clients as they explore themselves, their relationships, their ways of being.  I work with clients using different theories and skills in a holistic, respectful and empathic manner. I am a sex positive practitioner with experience of working with people involved in the sex and porn industries, and my approach is firmly rooted in anti-oppressive practice. I am a reflective practitioner who engages in regular CPD and Training. I am a visible and proud member of our community.

I am a relational, integrative therapist. My approach includes Transactional Analysis, Person Centred Approaches,  Psychodynamic and Existential Therapy. I am also experienced in drawing on CBT, DBT and Intersubjective Systems to build an open and collaborative way to working. We can use these to explore our selves, reflect on our work and build a successful relationship. I can work in both short and long term approaches, on line and face to face, and am reflective and flexible.  I am trained in, and very experienced in working with Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities, and Cultural Diversities. 

Type of Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • DBT
  • Eclectic
  • Existential Therapy
  • Experiential
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)
Client Type
Type of Session
Long Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)