Debra Johnson MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, RGN, CSS/SW.

Debra Johnson MBACP (Reg) Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, RGN, CSS/SW.

Tyne And Wear

Chester Le Street

07707 741983

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Tyne And Wear

Chester Le Street

07707 741983

About me

"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."  JKR.

I am a fully qualified and professionally trained Psychotherapeutic Counsellor.  I adopt a holistic caring and compassionate approach to my work.

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?

I believe in the restorative qualities of therapy and the potential for change. I can support you by offering you a relaxed, safe and confidential space to explore your personal issues in a caring, accepting and respectful way. 

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. These include: DH3, DH4, NE37,NE38,NE34,NE32, SR1,SR2,SR6.

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, Primary care, MIND, 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, Phobias, Gambling and Addiction, Hyper sexuality (Sex addiction, pornography & Internet addiction), Transgender issues pre and post surgery, LGBT, SAD, Post Natal Depression, Abortion.

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

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Free 20 minute telephone consultation without obligation.

Initial assessment session £25 for a 50 minutes to 1 hour assessment without further counselling session obligation.

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

Further information

I offer short, medium and long term counselling therapy.

I can offer home consultations for elderly or disabled clients.

I have an Enhanced DBS certification, Personal Indemnity Insurance and I manage all information within the framework of the Data Protection Legislation.

Maps & Directions

Sunderland, SR6
Chester Le Street, DH3

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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