Jim Rymer MSc. BSc. BA

Verbatim Therapy Director

Jim is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and a member of the British Psychological Society.  He also holds a Master Practitioner of Clinical Hypnotherapy qualification. Jim has an MSc in Child Forensic Studies (Psychology & Law) and has a special interest in aggression, disruptive and sexualised behavior in young people and adolescents.

He enjoys working with creative arts therapies. Jim has held positions as a senior lecturer in two UK Universities and continues to lecture through the UK and Europe.


  • MSc Child Forensic Studies (Psychology & Law) Portsmouth University
  • BSc (Hons) Middlesex University Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • BA Theatre Studies Manchester University Rose Bruford College.
  • Post Grad in Forensic Psychotherapy NHS Tavistock & Portman Clinic London
  • Post Grad in Clinical Supervision Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Post-Grad Foundation in Art Therapy Eastern Tree Training Institute.
  • Master Practitioner in Hypnotherapy American Association of Hypnotherapists
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychology Aberdeen University

Current Employment

  • Co-Founder and Director Verbatim Therapy and Consultancy;
  • Consultant in Mental Health with Break Therapeutic Fostering Service

Previous Employment

  • Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy for WHCM. (Anglia Ruskin University)
  • Lecturer on the BSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy course Matrix College of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Validated through Middlesex University)
  • Training and Development officer for Break Charity Norwich.
  • Fakenham Academy Cluster Therapist,
  • King Edward VII Academy Cluster Therapist,  
  • Therapist for St Michaels Specialist Recourse Base (Learning & Behaviour) Pupil Referral Unit.
  • Integrative Group Therapist Omnia Residential Home Norwich.
  • PATHS Coach & Schools Co-ordinator Norfolk. (Providing Alternative Thinking Strategies) Children’s Services Norfolk.
  • Consultant Specialist Integrative Therapist for severely disturbed youth, Children’s Services Norfolk
  • Integrative Therapist using Creative Arts Therapies, Art & Drama. NHS Hellesdon Hospital. LSU. (Forensic Units)  
  • Specialist Creative Arts group Therapist Thurlow House NHS Family Referral unit Kings Lynn.

Membership of Learned Organisations

  • Senior Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapists
  • BACP