James Hawkins PsychotherapistJames Hawkins

Psychotherapist & Outreach Therapist (MBACP)

My name is James Hawkins and I’m a Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. I work with all kinds of presentations and difficulties with specialisms in complex trauma and abuse and also sexually harmful behaviour.

I provide weekly therapy sessions to individuals face-to-face and online from HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, and Dalston, Hackney, London E8.

It can feel scary and awkward to talk about things that are causing upset and it’s natural to worry about whether we can trust another person with our thoughts and feelings.

I’m committed to finding ways of working together that best suit you.

I think that effective therapeutic work comes about when the therapist is able to offer a working relationship in which the client feels safe to explore.

For me, therapy is a collaborative endeavour and one, which can be transformational for both the practitioner and patient.

I try to take a playful approach to my work as I think this can really harness the innate creativity I hold is present in every human being.

I work with childrenyoung people and adults and can offer couples and family support.


Work History
For over twenty years I’ve worked as a health and social care professional. In 2001 I decided to train to be a psychodynamic therapist.

Since qualifying in 2003 I’ve worked in and managed psychotherapy services in a variety of settings such as GP practices, residential homes, primary, secondary and SEN schools.



  • PG Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2003. University of Sussex, UK
  • M.A Psychosocial Studies, 2011. Birkbeck College, UCL, UK
  • Post Qualification Certificate 2021 in Clinical Supervision. WPF, London
  • BA Honours Sociology, 1997. University of Middlesex, UK


My Fees:

  • My therapy rates vary from £30 to £60 per hour depending on income and circumstances.
  • Group Supervision, facilitation and consultancy from £50 per hour
  • Clinical Supervision rates from £25-£50 per session
  • Training sessions from £350 per day


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

James Hawkins – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 13:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 15:00 – 21:00 Friday 08:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 12:00 – 21:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

James Hawkins, psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
Tel: 07914 259 527
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: jhawkinsweb.wordpress.com

Clients James Works With

Client Issues James Deals With

Therapy Modalities James uses With Clients

Previous Therapeutic Experience

NHS, Third Sector, Criminal Justice

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.