Francesca Johnson MBACP
I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples with particular experience of working with young people and adolescents. I have worked therapeutically for over 20 years in private practice and in healthcare settings and education. I currently work in a girl's state secondary school providing one-to-one therapy for students and also run a therapeutic project in primary schools with the charity Place2Be.
My particular experience is providing therapy for young people who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, self-harm and questions of identity. I can provide child therapy and can also work with parents at alleviating distress in the whole family setting. I welcome clients of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, sexuality and gender identity and provide counselling in a safe and confidential space where everyone can feel accepted and able to be heard and respected. I believe we all have the capacity to make meaningful changes in our lives and would support you to use therapy in the way that feels right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with Relate in Couple therapy and then worked with Place2Be completing a training in counselling children and young people while providing a therapeutic service in a number of primary schools. I have taken further courses, for example in working with bereavement, addiction and working with survivors of sexual abuse. My experience has included counselling clients with anxiety, depression, gender identity issues as well as self-harm and phobias. I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor and supervise therapists who work with children and young people at the charity Grief Encounter and in private practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
My fees are £50 for a fifty minute individual session and there are some sessions available at £40 during the day time. Couple work is £70 a session.
I am very happy to speak on phone to arrange an initial appointment with no necessity of continuing to further work. We would meet together for an initial consultation and then if you would like agree a number of sessions we would start with. Counselling normally takes place at the same time every week and sessions last 50 minutes. There is no ideal duration to the work. We can have a few sessions or work together at a slower pace. My fees are £50 a session with reductions available for young people or during the day. When working with children I would meet with parents or carers initially before starting and if appropriate session times might be slightly shorter . The first step is to give me a ring on 07947 021039 and we can talk about what you are looking for and book a time to meet.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday daytime and evening. Friday daytime
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision in particular to counsellors of children and young people in educational settings.View supervision profile