About me

James Harding ChMgr, CPCAB, CIPD

Welcome to Phoenix Consulting UK! I am James Harding and I am the owner and experienced executive coach and humanistic counsellor who is enthusiastic about helping individuals and organisations reach their full potential. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 UK companies, and helping them achieve their goals.


I first discovered my love for coaching and counselling when I was in university. I was, and still am, fascinated by the inner workings of the mind and how it affects behaviour. I realised that I had a natural talent for helping others work through their problems and find solutions that worked for them. This led me to pursue a career in counselling and coaching, and I have never looked back since.


Over the years, I have honed my skills as a coach and counsellor through a combination of formal training and real-world experience. I have completed numerous certifications, including CPCAB, CMI, ACCT and CIPD and workshops in areas such as leadership development, change management, emotional intelligence, and conflict resolution. 


Additionally, I have worked with a wide range of clients, including THG, Capita and UBS, each with their unique challenges and needs, which has helped me develop a diverse set of skills and approaches to coaching and counselling.

As an executive coach, I specialise in helping business leaders and teams develop their leadership skills and improve their performance. Whether it is developing effective communication skills, building internal confidence, managing conflict, or building high-performing teams, I collaborate closely with my clients to identify their strengths and weaknesses and create personalised strategies for success.


Effective leadership is about more than just technical skills – it is about developing a deep understanding of oneself, building strong relationships, and inspiring others to be their best selves.


I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to work through their personal challenges and find solutions that work for them. My choice of therapeutic practice is taken from a humanistic approach, meaning the sessions are developed around your needs and directed where you want to go. 


Whether it is dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other personal struggles, I collaborate with my clients to identify their goals and develop practical strategies to achieve them. Everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I am committed to helping my clients unlock their potential and live their best lives.


What sets me apart from other coaches and counsellors is my holistic approach to coaching and counselling. True success and fulfilment come from a balance of professional achievement, personal growth, and a sense of purpose. That is why I collaborate with my clients to develop strategies that address all aspects of their lives, not just their work-related goals. I believe that when we feel fulfilled and aligned with our values, we are better equipped to achieve our goals and make a positive impact in the world.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my work. Whether you are an individual looking to achieve personal growth or a business leader looking to take your organisation to the next level, I would be honoured to collaborate with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me to learn more about how I can help you achieve your goals.


I look forward to working together in the near future.


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