Linda Johnston Registered MBACP
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor. I offer confidential, face to face, person centred counselling that adheres to the BACP/COSCA Ethical Frameworks. My aim is to provide a safe, trustworthy, consistent, non-judgmental environment to enable you to identify your issues and resolutions. I offer a safe place to explore feelings and emotions with a non-judgmental approach.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and a Counsellor Member of COSCA.
I work with people aged 16 plus and my approach is effective with a wide variety of issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling.
BA in Social Work.
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Cosca Validated)
Specialist Module in Bereavement Counselling (Cosca Validated)
MBACP - Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP Voluntary Certificate of Proficiency and appear on the register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
Ongoing experience in a private practice NHS Heath Centre
Counsellor for Cornfields Scotland (Support for those who have gone through trauma).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My fees are £35 per session.
My way of being is person-centred, with my belief being that each of us as individuals is the expert in our own life and experiencing, We all have within us, the capacity to be the best we can be in any moment and time. I offer acceptance and a non-judgmental safe space in which clients can explore issues to help them find the answers and resolve their issues in a way that is suiting to them so they can go on and live happy healthy and fulfilling lives
Taking the view that every individual has the internal resources they need for growth, person-centred counselling aims to provide three ‘core conditions’ (unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence) which help that growth to occur.
The first — unconditional positive regard — means that the counsellor accepts the client unconditionally and non-judgmentally. The client is free to explore all thoughts and feelings, positive or negative, without danger of rejection or condemnation. Crucially, the client is free to explore and to express without having to do anything in particular or meet any particular standards of behaviour to ‘earn’ positive regard from the counsellor. The second — emphatic understanding — means that the counsellor accurately understands the client’s thoughts, feelings, and meanings from the client’s own perspective. When the counsellor perceives what the world is like from the client’s point of view, it demonstrates not only that that view has value, but also that the client is being accepted. The third — congruence — means that the counsellor is authentic and genuine. The counsellor does not present an aloof professional facade, but is present and transparent to the client. There is no air of authority or hidden knowledge, and the client does not have to speculate about what the counsellor is ‘really like’.
Together, these three core conditions are believed to enable the client to develop and grow in their own way — to strengthen and expand their own identity and to become the person that they ‘really’ are independently of the pressures of others to act or think in particular ways.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evening appointments Email and text inquiries welcome. I will usually respond to text enquiries or email within 24 hours.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|