Barbara Johnson MBACP. B Sc (Hons). B Ed (Hons)
0114 2746709 / 07801 992034
Authenticity, an appropriate humour, warmth and passion are among the qualities that I bring to my work. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space within which you can explore you concerns, fears and struggles.My central approach is Person-Centred.
I can also bring in a spiritual paradigm that will inform our work and that offers the tools to assemble you life the way that you choose and helps you to be who you truly are.
The therapeutic relationship is central to my work and I believe that every person holds within them the capacity for personal growth. I don't label or diagnose: I don't have a magic wand but I will be with every step of the way as you venture in to new territory in a safe and unhurried place. I trust you to find your own path to new way of being in the world, offering you some signposts and some smiles on the way.
The way we work will be dependent on what you are comfortable with.
Amxiety, depression and bereavement are just a few of the areas I work with. I will be there, present and focused, to hear and see you.
I have worked successfully with many parents and children who are struggling with their relationships. I have experienced first-hand the stresses and the joys of being a parent and bring this experience to sit behind my work with you.
I have worked with young people for many years as a dedicated English teacher in secondary schools, and in a University counselling service. I have an appreciation of the pressures that the current education service places on young people and I have worked successfully with many young people and students who are finding life a strange, somewhat baffling and even a frightening, experience.
I have also worked in a hospice, undergoing training in bereavement and coming to understand through this, and my own experience, a lot more about the process of grieving and the acuteness of loss.
I am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists having passed the Certificate of Proficiency.
I work in a counselling centre in Woodseats that is small but quiet and friendly.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I am committed to abide by their Ethical Framework which promotes good practice.
I have monthly supervision and attend training workshops in order to
support my professional development.
Training, qualifications & experience
B Sc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Post Graduate Certificate in CBT and Person-Centred Counselling.
B Ed (Hons).
St Lukes Hospice Sheffield.
Central Health Clinic, Sheffield.
King Edward's School, Sheffield.
Sheffield Hallam University.
Secondary school teacher of English for 24 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specific expertise of working with the menopause and termination counselling. I also have experience of working with those who hear voices.
£40 per hour.
I currently have sessions at £25 for those who cannot afford full rates.
I also run a shamanic monthly group, called Laughing Crow, which offers tools and a road map for personal development. This is an exciting and life changing paradigm from The Sweet Medicine Sun Dance path: a spiritual path which is hundreds of years old, holding in teachings and tools from many different societies and disciplines.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon until early evening.
Types of client