About Jim Clark
I am an experienced BABCP accredited psychotherapist, and mindfulness and meditation teacher. My journey began in the arts and music industry in London in the 1990s. In 2000 I started a regular meditation practice, and shortly afterwards decided to retrain as a mental health nurse. I went on to complete cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) training and worked for many years in different settings in the NHS as a nurse, a specialist cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, and a mindfulness teacher, trainer and supervisor.
Since 2015 I have been working in private practice in London offering individual therapy and supervision, and have taught more than 30 8-week mindfulness courses. I now offer individual therapy online. I love working with people and helping them learn how to be their own therapists by managing difficulties more effectively, connecting with what matters, and choosing paths that lead to greater nourishment, fulfilment, healing and ease.
I can offer individualised assessment, formulation and therapy for clients seeking help with a wide range of issues. I work in a client centred way, creating a warm and safe space to explore whatever issues you wish to bring.
My therapy approach is based in the cognitive behavioural tradition. I have a particular interest in and appreciation for compassion focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and depending on your needs, I will draw upon and integrate other therapeutic approaches including functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
I am committed to a non-discriminatory practice. My approach is kink friendly and sex positive. I am appreciative of differences however they are experienced and perceived by you, be that by gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief. I don't assume I will always get it right, and welcome your feedback to know if there are ways you can feel more comfortable opening up around these or other issues.
Education and qualifications
2019-20 – Diploma in Online Counselling and Psychotherapy, OCST
2012-14 – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Master of Studies (Distinction), Oxford University
2010-12 – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Post Grad Diploma (Merit), London South Bank University
2006 – DipHE (Distinction), Mental Health Nursing, King's College London
1994 – BA (with honours), Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
Selected clinical training
2020 – Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Matthew Skinta
2019 – CBT+ Supercharging your CBT with CFT, ACT and DBT, Fiona Kennerly
2019 – ACT Assisted Psychedelic Retreat, Mindfulness Training Ltd
2018 – Mindfulness Based Compassionate Living Teacher Training, Erik van den Brink
2018 – Relational Frame Theory, Louise McHugh
2017 - CFT and Acting, Balanced Minds
2017 – Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, Jonathan Kanter
2017 – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy year-long pathway, Mindfulness Training Ltd
2016 – Mindfulness Supervisor Training, Mindfulness Network
2016 – Compassionate Mind Training 8-week course, Balanced Minds
2015-16 – Introductory and Advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy, Paul Gilbert
2015-16 – Introductory and Advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT for depression and anxiety, ACT for teens, ACT and mindfulness for trauma) with Russ Harris
2009 – Mindfulness Teacher Training retreat, Bangor University
2008 – Dual Diagnosis and Motivational Interviewing training, South London & Maudlsey NHS Trust
Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a mental health nurse
Full Accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Listed Mindfulness Teacher with the British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)
Professional Member of the Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Online (ACTO)