I have been working as a qualified counsellor for 25 years and I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), and recognised as an independent counsellor by United Kingdom of Registered Counsellors (UKRC). I now offer on-line therapy using Zoom.
Some of the issues I work with are: Relationships, Bereavement, Depression, Low self-esteem, Anxiety, Low self-confidence and Stress. At my private practice in Chichester I offer both long and short term face-to-face counselling to individuals and couples - to enable them to resolve issues, make decisions, improve existing relationships, deal with difficulties or challenges in their lives or to enable them to live in a way that is both satisfying and enjoyable.
I work in a Person-Centred way, that is working with whatever issues clients present, using other techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and TA (Transactional Analysis) as appropriate.
If you would like more information please visit my website: patsyjohnsoncounselling.co.uk or telephone me on 01243 531410.
Training, qualifications & experience
RSA Diploma in Counselling Skills 1994; Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) 1996; Certificate in Time Limited Counselling 1999; NLP Diploma 2002; Couple Counselling Diploma 2004; Diploma Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders 2005; Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2006; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training 2007.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Communication; Identity Problems; Emotional Difficulties; Separation/Divorce.
I work most weekdays 9.30-5.30 and some evenings by arrangement.
Appointments are normally weekly and I am available during the day and some evenings. Initial contact is normally made by telephone, which may be on answerphone. If you leave a message, I will return your call as soon as I can. Alternatively you can email me.