Lorna Johnson (MBACP registered) (PG Dip Counselling)
Hello I'm Lorna, I am an ethical, compassionate and trustworthy counsellor offering a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore your experiences and concerns.
Counselling for me has been an incredible journey of self awareness and growth. Using my experiences, techniques and knowledge gained through study I believe I can offer a unique perspective on the counselling process.
As a Person Centered counsellor, my clients are in control of their therapeutic journey. Building a trusting, non judgmental relationship in a safe space is an important part of the counselling practice. To complement and enhance this process I integrate methods from Humanistic, Psycho-dynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Life coaching.
Finding solutions and identifying ways of dealing with anxieties and concerns come from the exploration of your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and experiences.
Lifestyle choices can hugely affect our mental, emotional and physical selves. With a wealth of experience gained within the health & fitness industry as a coach I offer the opportunity to draw from this to add extra insight into your sessions.
Relaxed, open minded and compassionate I can offer a confidential and safe environment in which to explore. Regular reviews will allow us to develop strategies and ensure the therapy is reaching your expectations.
As a registered member of the BACP (registration number 744440) I adhere to high professional and ethical standards therefore attending regular monthly supervision and continual professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP reg number 744440
PG Diploma Counselling Children & Young people - University of South Wales
CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling - Neath Port Talbot College
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Neath Port Talbot College
3DTA - Transactional Analysis 101
BA (Hons) Tourism & Management - South Bank University, London
YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor - London Central YMCA
Certificate of Exercise for Special Populations - Premier Global
A.P.N.T. Massage & Pregnancy Diploma
S.A.C. Holistic Health Therapy
Regent Academy Successful Nutrition
I am keen to develop and widen my knowledge and experience and therefore regularly attend training courses and workshops:
MacMillan Cancer Coping with Cancer
Churches Council For South Wales
Working with Substance Misuse & Addictive Behaviours from a Relational Perspective
Working with Gender Identity
Place2be Working with metaphor
Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor
Making Endings with Children
Working with Difference & Diversity
Helping Children Tell Their Stories
Children's Emotional Wellbeing
The Exchange Young Persons Counselling Service Eating Disorders
Prejudice, discrimination & stereotyping
How Young People Develop Identities
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
£40 per session (50 minutes)
Initial consultation £30
Concessions: Book 6 sessions and pay £35 per session. (50% deposit payable) . Students & low income £30 (proof required).
I have rooms available in Clydach, Gorseinon and the Uplands.
I am particularly interested in working with children and young people and the wide range of issues they can experience. I use creative techniques, drama , Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sandtray and play to encourage children to tell their stories in a safe and caring environment.
Issues I work with: Anxiety, depression, self esteem, Anger, voices, family, bereavement, cancer, eating disorders, stress, relationships, cancer,bereavement, resilience and motivation to name a few.
As director of LJ Counselling and Wellbeing offering a holistic approach to positive mental and physical health. I combine my experience as a counsellor and fitness professional to provide lifestyle analysis and coaching.
In addition being a fitness professional I am particularly interested in working with people in a more dynamic way for example using walking, running, dance or even using the outdoors as a therapeutic experience.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently available Wednesday and Friday daytime. Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings. Saturday afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|