Debra Johnson MBACP. Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, RGN. CSS/SW

Debra Johnson MBACP. Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, RGN. CSS/SW

2 Sunniside Lane
Cleadon Village
Tyne And Wear

Chester Le Street

07707 741983

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2 Sunniside Lane
Cleadon Village
Tyne And Wear

Chester Le Street

07707 741983

About me

"Everyday is another chance to change your life."

I am a fully qualified and professionally trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. MBACP.  I adopt a holistic caring and compassionate approach to my work. I can help. Contact me on 07707741983

I understand that everyone can go through difficult times in life and we all can benefit from genuine and caring support in managing these challenges.
Are you feeling anxious or having personal, relationship or family difficulties that you feel are weighing you down? Do you need someone to listen to you compassionately and non-judgementally?

You are not alone. Research indicates that 1 in 4 of us will experience a period of mental health difficulties at sometime in our lives. This rises to 1 in 5 in the over 65 year old age group.
I am here to help and support you with any emotional and psychological issues you may be experiencing in a safe, confidential and compassionate environment. I believe in the restorative qualities of therapy, the potential for change and the realisation of personal growth.

I can support you by offering you a relaxed, safe and confidential therapeutic space to explore your personal issues in a caring, accepting and non-judgemental way.  I have experience of working in a variety of clinical settings. I have worked in GP practices, NHS, MIND and private practice. I have experience in Social Work, Nursing and law.

In difficult situations I aim to help you to:

  • Understand your problems and clarify any confusion you may have.
  • Challenge and resolve any negative beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
  • Learn how you can manage your problems and move forward with your life.
  • Cope with life's challenges and transitions more easily and confidently.
  • Develop new coping strategies and resilience.
  • Approach life with a clearer mind and a more hopeful and positive outlook.
  • To get started
  • Please call me on 07707741983 for a FREE 20 minute informal chat or you can email me at
  • I'll answer your questions about counselling and ask what you hope to get from it.
  • The next step
  • I will offer you an assessment session which costs £25 without any further obligation. Here you can meet me and decide if you want to work with me and what to expect.
  • If so, we can plan our sessions which last 50mins -1hr, the cost for these is £40.

Whatever issue is troubling you, please contact me to discuss your needs in complete confidence. I can offer a very flexible service including, evening, weekend and daytime appointments at a choice several venues where I practice.

I am currently available at the following venues where I practice.

Cleadon Village. Daytime, evening & weekend appointments.

The Quaker Meeting House
, 30 Roker Park Rd, Sunderland SR6 9PG. Daytime, evening & weekend

The Road Centre 21A
North Burns, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 3TF. Daytime & evening appointments.

The Metaphysic Clinic, 9 Heworth Road, Concord. Washington NE37 2PY. Daytime & evening  & Saturday morning appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and an Individual registered member of the BACP. I am qualified with a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling  accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have extensive experience working for counselling and mental health services including, GP Surgery, Counselling Charities, NHS and private clinical practice.

My  accredited training includes working with anxiety, panic attacks, employment related stress, bullying, workplace conflict, anger management, bereavement, depression, low mood, relationship difficulties, loneliness, retirement transition, low self-confidence.

I also have successful clinical experience of historical sexual, physical and emotional abuse, Macmillan cancer counselling, domestic and sexual violence, bereavement, phobias, panic attacks, clinical depression, health anxiety, eating disorders, Generalised anxiety disorder,family issues, Affairs and betrayals.
I also have specialist experience in Nursing, Social Work, Law, Charitable organisations and Primary Health Care and embrace a holistic approach to my work.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Free 20 minute telephone consultation without obligation.

Initial assessment session £25 for a 50 minutes to 1 hour assessment.

Counselling session £40. Sessions are 50 minutes to 1 hour

Further information

I offer short, medium and long term counselling therapy.

Maps & Directions

Cleadon Village, SR6 7XB
Chester Le Street, DH3 3TF

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I can offer a flexible daytime service including out of office hours. I also offer weekends and evening appointments. Please contact me in complete confidence to discuss your needs.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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