Plymouth-Counselling-Service | Counselling and personal development services in Plymouth and South Devon
Plymouth Counselling Service is a safe confidential space to explore issues with Professional British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered Therapists. We offer one to one consultations and a wide range of personal development sessions in the Plymouth and throughout South Devon.
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We're here when you need to talk

Welcome to Plymouth Counselling Service

Counselling and Personal Development Services in Plymouth and throughout South Devon

Is Counselling For Me?

Many of us have times in our lives when we feel confused, unable to cope or simply have questions that we need answers to – talking to a counsellor may help if you are going through such a time. Plymouth Counselling sessions will enable you to explore difficulties or problems with a person who will listen with sensitivity, acceptance and have a good understanding of your unique situation and needs. This work will aim to address the underlying causes of emotions or pain and help you to enhance your wellbeing, forming a new understanding of your issues and yourself.

James Isserlis - Plymouth Counselling Service

James Isserlis


(Adv Dip Couns. Registered MBACP)

I’m James Isserlis (Adv Dip Couns. Registered MBACP), an experienced professional Counsellor who is passionate about helping people to make positive change in their lives. 

I have been working for over 10 years within health, social care, and higher education settings promoting health and wellness for adults and young people.

My career as a Counsellor so far has seen me working as an Associate Counsellor for Plymouth University, Simply Counselling and as a Tutor for Trainee Counselling Students at Devon Counselling College.

In addition to my work as a Counsellor at Plymouth Counselling Service* I am also a specialist statutory advocate working in the field of Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

*Professionally registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Member number 110089

How we can help you

We understand it can be daunting talking to someone for the first time. To find out if our way of working is a good fit for you we offer an initial session that will allow you to ask questions and explore what you want to get out of your therapeutic journey.


One to One

Counselling is personal. We recognise the importance of getting the relationship right to get the outcome you want. We'll work together to identify problems with safety and acceptance.


Our sessions are discreet, safe and in strict confidence. All our work is carried out in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework


Life can be complicated, booking sessions with Plymouth Counselling Service needn’t be. If you are unable to attend sessions at our practice in Falcon House We are able to provide home visits, telephone counselling and bespoke therapeutic packages that will work for you.

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