James Sturdee Counselling

Registered Psychological Counsellor - Private Practice

About Me


I completed an Honours degree in a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of KwaZulu Natal in 2007.  In 2009 I did my Registered Counselling internship (specializing in Trauma) at Durban's McCord Hospital, and passed my board exam the following year,  I have been practising in the field since 2010.  I am currently completing my Masters degree in Psychology via a dissertation on the relationship between childhood emotional neglect and self-compassion in adults.

I also offer Employee Assistance Programmes at Corporate and Academic Institutions, specializing in soft skills training and individual / group counselling.


My fields of interest

In the past 10 years I have gained considerable experience in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Grief Counselling
  • Self-esteem, identity and life skills
  • Self-development
  • Soft skills training for the workplace
  • Relationship counselling
  • Career Assessment and Counselling
  • Employee Wellness and Staff Training Workshops

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