Debra Johnson. Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. MBACP, RGN, CSS/SW.

Debra Johnson.  Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. MBACP, RGN, CSS/SW.

30 Roker Park Road
Tyne And Wear

Metaphysic Clinic
9-10 Heworth Road
Tyne And Wear
NE37 2PY

07707 741983 / 01914179813

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30 Roker Park Road
Tyne And Wear

Metaphysic Clinic
9-10 Heworth Road
Tyne And Wear
NE37 2PY

07707 741983 / 01914179813

About me

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe  if you must, but take that step." Anon

Thank you for visiting my professional profile. I understand that counselling can be a daunting decision to undertake simply because you don't know what to expect. As a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP, I too have had extensive personal Counselling/Psychotherapy for three years as part of my accredited professional training.I understand the process from your perspective as a client and as a Therapist and can explain the many positive life changing benefits it can offer.

Here's what to expect

Firstly, I offer a free 30 min informal telephone consultation. It helps you to ask questions and hear my voice and I will hopefully allay any anxieties you may have and answer your questions about the process.

Secondly, when you are ready, the next step is to arrange an assessment at a reduced rate in comfortable and private surroundings and meet me at first hand. There is no obligation to continue, but if you do you, we can plan your therapy together creating a unique and individual plan of care.

Warmth and authenticity are essential qualities of a counsellor. I can support you by offering you a relaxed, safe non judgemental and confidential space to explore your personal issues in a caring, accepting and respectful way.

"Your Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change." Jim Rhon.

How will you benefit from therapy?

You can achieve positive change, solve specific problems, resolve anxiety and transform your life and your relationships and move towards the life you really want.

I am a fully qualified and professionally trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I also have extensive experience of working in the health care field as a trained Nurse (RGN) and Social Worker.

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? Do you need someone to listen to you compassionately and non-judgementally?

In these difficult situations I aim to help you to:

  • Understand your problems and clarify any confusion.
  • Challenge and resolve any negative beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
  • Learn how you can manage your problems and move forward.
  • Help you 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 30 minute consultation 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 £20 without any further obligation. Here in safe, confidential and private surroundings 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 1hr, the cost for these is £40.
  • I also offer Walk and Talk therapy, taking advantage of our beautiful coastline, sessions last 1 hour and the cost is £30.

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. These include: DH3, DH, NE37,NE38,NE34,NE32, SR1,SR2,SR6. (Washington, South Tyneside, Cleadon, Whitburn, Sunderland & Seaham areas).

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of BACP. MBACP

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. Northern Guild for Counselling and Psychotherapy BACP Accredited training programme.

Certificate in Transactional Analysis.

BACP: Working with binge eating and emotional overeating.

Registered General Nurse Training RGN.

CSS/SW Professional Social Work Training.

BA (Hons) Law Durham University.

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 and currently working towards completion of my BACP Accreditation.

I have extensive experience working for counselling and mental health providers including, Primary care, MIND, NHS, Charitable organisations and in private clinical practice.

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

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, Phobias, Gambling and Addiction, Hyper sexuality (Sex addiction, pornography & Internet addiction), Transgender issues pre and post surgery, LGBT, SAD, Post Natal Depression, Infertility, Hoarding, Domestic Violence, Abortion, Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia and Spiritual issues.

I subscribe to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy to offer you a professional and highly ethical counselling experience. My work is also professionally supervised as per the BACP ethical guidelines.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Relationship problems
  • Anxiety, Stress and Fear
  • Work and purpose
  • Self development
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Anger and rage
  • Self esteem
  • Meaninglessness and hopelessness
  • Abuse: Sexual, Physical, Emotional
  • Sexuality
  • Suicidal ideation and self harm

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Free 30 minute initial telephone consultation without obligation.

Initial assessment session £20 for 50 min to hour assessment.

Counselling sessions £40 for 50 min to 1 hour.

Students £30. per session.

Further information

I offer single sessions, short, medium and long term counselling therapy.

I can offer home consultations for elderly or disabled clients at reduced rates. Please contact me.

I have an Enhanced DBS certification.

Personal Indemnity Insurance.

I manage all information within the framework of the Data Protection Legislation.

I adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines, including regular professional supervision to offer you a highly professional and confidential service.

Maps & Directions

Sunderland, SR6 9PG
Washington, NE37 2PY

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
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

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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