Dee Johnson Accred.BACP & NCS, Mindsoup Counselling CBT Supervision & Training
534 London Road
Westcliff On Sea
07887 612287 / 07887612287
Hello and welcome to the profile for Dee Johnson @ Mindsoup Counselling Services.
Looking for the right Counsellor can be confusing , overwhelming and sometimes a bit daunting, particularly if you have not had to do it before.
- As a long term experienced and Accredited Counsellor I fully appreciate and understand how hard this can be, even just to choose or make that first call, so in order to help you as much as I can please read my profile below or check out my website www.mindsoup.co.uk for information, guidance and reassurance. Please note I also have associates that work for Mindsoup including both female and male Counsellors.
How can Counselling help you?
The main aim of Counselling is to give you the opportunity to work towards living your life in a more gratifying, peaceful, fulfilling and resourceful way.
Counselling can be useful to explore both past and present issues and blocks, even if it feels so confusing you are not sure where to start, its o.k as this can be worked out in therapy.
It is quite normal to experience times in our lives when we feel worried, confused, depressed, angry, low self- worth or anxious.
This can be caused through personal, Family, relationships, lifestyle or work issues
There are also times when it is difficult to identify why or where these unhelpful or worrying feelings are coming from.
Counselling can lead to an increased overall well-being, self-awareness, confidence, motivation and a greater understanding of difficulties and relationships and acceptance of difficult situations.
Every one can benefit from Counselling therapy as the concerns and worries we carry are unique to us.
I came into Counselling , with several years of training ,due to personal life experiences and experiencing its benefits and support. I am always respectful and mindful that it is always a privilege to be let into peoples inner thoughts and life.
Contacting a Counsellor for the first time is a big step to take and sometimes confusing finding one that you feel may suit you best and may also feel a bit nerve wracking or strange making that first contact.
Thats ok, and quite natural and I fully appreciate how hard it can be.
A good way of finding out if counselling is a good course of action for you is to book an initial assessment.
Initial assessments are a Counseling session, helping identify and talk about your concerns and also give you an understanding and reassurance of how Counselling works, what happens in a session, answer any questions you may have and most importantly for you to feel sure that this is the right and most comfortable decision for you.
Therapeutic relationships are so important and you need to feel that you are happy and reassured with your choice.
Why Mindsoup Counselling Services?
I can assure you that you will be counselled in an environment that is safe, professional,confidential, non-judgmental and supportive as I am an experienced , qualified Therapist and I adhere to the Professional ethical guidelines required.
I offer short-term and long-term counselling with an Integrative approach to suit your needs and requirements.
I work with adult individuals, couples and groups, covering a wide variety of issues.
I work with a wide variety if issues including :-
- relationships ( personal, family and work)
- anxiety and panic disorders
- addictions ( self and those affected by addiction)
- eating disorders
- low self esteem and low confidence
- loss and bereavement ( including Pet loss)
Counselling offers you the chance to explore, evaluate and find support, emotional freedom and clarity and all you need to do is talk.
If you feel you would like to contact me to make an appointment or discuss any questions about counselling then please phone, email or text - whichever is the most comfortable for you.**
My Office is in Westcliff on Sea, within easy access for public transport and have easy parking facilities/area, on the A13 and close to the A127.
Office hours for phone and email enquiries are weekdays 8.30am to 6pm. Weekday enquiries will be responded to within 24 hours.
Office opening times for appointments are:-
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday. 7.30am to 6.00pm
- Saturdays 8.45 am to 12 Noon when available
- Evening sessions are Monday and Tuesday nights only to 8.30pm - please note there is currently an 8 week waiting list for evening appointments.
The admin office is closed weekends. All calls and enquiries will be responded to on the Monday.
Please note if Dee Johnson is fully booked their are other Mindsoup Associates with sooner availability, so please do not hesitate to still inquire.
Dee is currently personally fully booked on Saturdays and Evening appts until mid July 2017 (Please check for any cancellations .)
MBACP ( Accred.) MNCS ( Accred) Pract.Dip CBT - BUPA , AXA PPP (EAP), Nuffield Health and EAP APPROVED
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited* Counsellor / Psychotherapist
National Counselling Society - Accredited *Member
BACP CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY ( am on the BACP register ,accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. Registration Number 046747)
Practitioner Diploma – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT)
Advanced Certificate in Counselling – AQA (CBT, TA)
Counselling Skills – Integrative – AQA
Cruse Bereavement Foundation Course
Basic Counselling Skills – NOCN
Diploma in Supervision ( Distinction) SFTR
Eating Disorders Diploma - University of Brighton
PTLLS Level 4 Teaching
Diploma in Sex and Porn Addiction - Paula Hall Associates
If you wish to verify my credentials please feel free to contact the governing body for Counselling and Psychotherapy , the BACP on www.bacp.co.uk or Telephone 01455 883300 and quote my Registration number 046747.
*The Accredited Voluntary Register scheme was set up by the Department of Health to ensure that the public are able to choose safe, ethical and competent professionals for their health and social care needs.
I also regularly update on Mental Health professional practice in line with continued professional development.
Counselling Styles Explained:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - CBT helps to find and implement coping mechanisms and alternative ways of dealing with concerns, problems or unhelpful behaviour. This can bring quick solutions and focus as well as life- long skills. CBT helps you challenge and identify your automatic thoughts.
Basically what we think affects how we feel, and how we feel affects our behaviour (which causes our actions and reactions). These reactions have a consequence to ourselves and others, which if not helpful can be addressed with CBT, giving more positive and constructive, healthy outcomes.
Person Centred Therapy - Encourages self- awareness and self -actualisation. Helps look at behavioural patterns and personality traits. Highlights unhelpful or destructive repeated behaviour.
In other words, it helps you work out who you really are, find true acceptance of yourself and discover what you can do to improve and grow emotionally to be the best you can possibly be.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
(Quote from Carl Rogers- Founder of Person Centred Counselling)
Humanistic - A truly empathic approach, encouraging and supporting you to explore your feelings, enabling you to off- load your issues or upsets. This allows a safe and supportive place to out pour deep, buried and often very difficult and painful feelings, and look at how you can release them or find more helpful ways of dealing with them.
I started working as a Counsellor in 2005.
I deal with and am experienced in a wide variety of issues as fully listed further below.
I have trained for 6 years at various recognised Colleges including Victoria Counselling College.
I have had my own private practice – MINDSOUP Counselling Services, since 2009.
I also currently work part time as a Counsellor for the Priory Hospital Group ( since 2010) where I mainly specialise in Addiction Treatment and as CBT Therapist.
Mindsoup also has a training division , where we periodically run Continued Professional Development days for trainee and qualified Therapists.
Previous experience includes working for the NHS and for Charitable Organisations including Cruse Bereavement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Corporate training in self confidence, selling , presenting and Public speaking, communication skills, Interview confidence and skills.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Group therapy
My fee’s are as follows:
£35 for individuals
£45 for couples
Initial Assessment session is £20.00
I offer Supervision at £50 per 1hour and 30 minutes.
Group therapy rates are dependent on size of group'
All Counselling sessions are for one hour in total.
BSYN Certificate in Nutritional Health - I feel it can be important to consider all aspects of your lifestyle , as our general health can be affected by our emotions and our physical self care can also be affected or neglected adding to our low feelings or state of mind.
I have also worked with Corporate Companies as a Trainer, Senior Management and in HR focusing on communication, interpersonal, goal setting and confidence skills, selling skills and presenting.
I am trained in public speaking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon Tues 7.30am - 8.30pm ((Evenings waiting list 7 weeks) . Wed Thurs Fri 7.30am - 6.00pm . Sat ( some) 8.45am - 12pm. My diary is flexible so will try to meet your needs when possible.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an Integrative Supervisor working with both qualified and trainee practitioners and hold the Diploma in Supervision ( Distinction) with the Open College.View supervision profile