Paula Johnson. Dip Couns. MBACP. (Accred)
I have a small discreet private practice in Strood, Nr Rochester, Kent and I work with young people and adults who come to counselling with a wide range of difficulties. Some of these include anxiety, depression, work related difficulties, childhood difficulties, self esteem, anger, stress, family difficulties, low mood, relationship problems, loss and bereavement and numerous others.
I also have experience of working with young people and adults who are on the autistic spectrum.
I work on a one-to-one basis offering long-term and short-term counselling and can offer evening appointments and some daytime appointments are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, accredited and experienced Counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I adhere to their Code of Ethics for Good Practice.
- University of Kent at Canterbury Certificate in Counselling.
- University of Kent at Canterbury Diploma in Counselling.
- University of Greenwich training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
- Institute of Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE) Certificate in Therapeutic Play.
My University training and practice is Intergrative which draws upon several concepts and theories, including psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT. I also use sand, creative arts and play.
I have a wide range of experience working with adults, children and young people in a variety of settings. These include:
- GP surgeries for NHS.
- at a local Hospital in the Psychology Department for NHS.
- for Medway Council working in the Family & Adolescent Team at the Adolescent Resource Centre (ARC).
- in Primary and Secondary schools, working with 5 years and upwards.
- for Medway Council's Foster Carers offering therapeutic support.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People come to counselling with a variety of difficulties. Some are able to say what the difficulties are. However, sometimes we may feel unhappy or dissatisfied, but don't know why. Counselling can help to understand why we feel like we do or behave as we do. Counselling can help us identify our repeated patterns and create awareness - with awareness we have choices.
Fees: £40 for 50 min session.
If you would like any further information, please call or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please call me to make an appointment - if I am not available, please leave a message on my answerphone, which is private and confidential, and I will call you back.
I am able to offer evening appointments and some daytime appointments are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings and some daytime appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified Supervisor and hold a Certificate in Supervision.View supervision profile