Adam Johnson Dip.Couns,
82 Windsor Road
My name is Adam Johnson. I am the Counsellor at my service Mind2Talk.
I offer counselling face to face and via telephone.
We'll go to the doctor when we feel unwell physically: sore throat, flu, bad cough. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss or loneliness, if we are feeling sad or having relationship issues or family issues? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, but we don’t have to. We can go and see someone, someone who will be able to understand our situation and help. Emotional health is as important as breaking your leg and you certainly wouldn't leave that untreated, would you? You would go and see the doctor, that trained professional who you know and trust will help you.
I specialise with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder as well as OCD, panic disorder and stress. I also do lots of work with people going through a bereavement as well as people who suffer with low self esteem and low self confidence. I have lots of experience of working with clients who are suffering from neurological illness.
I possess a natural quality that makes people feel at ease, which is great for a potential client seeking counselling who may be feeling anxious about seeing a counsellor. I am an excellent listener and a deeply empathetic and warm counsellor who is caring and non-judgemental.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. This means I use three approaches to counselling, these approaches are: Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also a registered member of the BACP and i am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK
Please contact me to arrange a free no-obligation 30 minute assessment to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me. You can contact me through this website or direct on the provided telephone number. You can also visit my website where you can find out more about me and counselling. Thank you and good luck with your counselling journey.
My therapy room has wheelchair access.
Parking Available: Yes: There is plenty of free on street parking available at the location.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
- Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Level 1 Award In Mental Health Awareness
I have also completed courses in:
- Working with Loss and Bereavement.
- Understanding Anxiety.
- Understanding Depression.
- Understanding Stress.
- An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence.
- A "Mindfulness" Workshop.
- One Day Workshop On Transactional Analysis.
- One Day Workshop On Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- I have also completed training on Emotional First Aid for trauma response.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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50 minute session face to face is: £30.00
50 minute session via telephone is: £25.00
There are discounts available for block booking and paying in advance for 6 sessions. There are discounts available for students undertaking a counselling qualification. There are also some discount/concessions price slots available for people on low income, proof of income is required.
Further details can be found on my website, or by contacting me directly.
How Counselling can Help You
I am dedicated to providing you with a confidential and safe environment, this environment is also built around the therapeutic relationship. A client is usually more successful in counselling when they experience a positive and professional relationship with their counsellor. Work can be challenging but is massively insightful and influential for you the client. with your commitment we will find ways together that suit you and work best for you. Belief, dedication and hard work really do create successful results.
What To Expect In Your First Session
Your first session will initially focus on "contracting". Contracting or a "Working Agreement" in Counselling is very important, it addresses things like "confidentiality", "appointment times", "fees" and other areas of counselling. In this session you are made aware of the service I offer and can expect to receive at all stages of your counselling journey. This part of counselling is important for us both to agree on and understand due to the nature of our relationship. After we have looked at the working agreement and you are happy with the offer of service we will then start to explore your "presenting issue". It is called this because often what clients initially focus on in the first session is not always what is really troubling them and that can surface later. The first session allows you to get a feel for counselling and gives us an opportunity to begin to establish that all important therapeutic relationship, which is so influential in counselling success.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on each day. Please contact me to confirm any specific availability. I do offer evening slots as well as a limited number of weekend slots.
Types of client