About the Psychotherapist 

My name is Mark Uchiha James

I have been coaching since 2003 which initially began from my sporting career in Judo. Having represented Britain internationally, I changed from being an athlete to becoming a Judo Coach, which encouraged me to secure a coaching qualification in 2013 (MSc Coaching Psychology) after completing a Psychology degree (BSc Psychology).

My experience working in higher education made me notice the lack of emotional support prior to individuals becoming students and support provided at times usually scratches the surfaces on some trauma they have experienced. I have also worked with and noticed the lack of adequate emotional support that some professionals receive. When emotional support is not provided, it can lead to behaviour that is detrimental to an individuals physical and mental health. This led me to up-skill and later qualify in PG Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)

My passion is working with individual’s on a personal level as well as organisations within the primary care, social care and public sector roles. Having worked in roles where I too have been front-facing supporting others, I have been exposed to incidents and circumstances that took care of the business, allowing for evaluation of processes and reviewing policy, but have not placed the same emphasis on my mental health and wellbeing. About You Counselling & Psychotherapy hopes to address this with others.

We hope to collaborate to find ways to identify and address issues where individuals feel forgotten and invisible in the workplace as well as in their personal environment, hopefully bringing inner-peace.


The time with your counsellor is confidential and information will not be passed to anyone without your consent. We work within the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Among other things, this ensures that the counselling process is confidential. Copies of the Ethical Framework are available on the BACP’s website.


We oppose oppression and discrimination against people because of their age, background/culture, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or because they have been in contact with mental health services.

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