Allyson Johnstone

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MBACP, Accredited MNCS
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Margate, Kent, CT9
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About me

I work with adults, children and adolescents as a client-lead, humanistic counsellor. I also work with couples to facilitate improving communication.

I have a particular, special interest in narcissistic relationship recovery and additionally work with many presenting concerns including communication strategies, grief, anxiety, stress, anger management, depression and working through change

Play therapy ranges from age 4-11 and may be held at my address or, when available, at a home address.

I am a trained and dedicated humanistic therapist, integrating Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Existential approaches and psycho-education. In addition, some aspects of my practice involve CBT, play therapy for children and creative therapy using art and writing, offering a diverse counselling experience and an ability to explore topics in a combination of ways. 

Sessions are held in my counselling cabin or online. I offer weekly, fortnightly, short or long-term counselling appointments and single, adhoc drop-in appointments when available.

I am a member of BACP and an Accredited member of NCS and adhere to all ethical frameworks.

Training, qualifications & experience

Humanistic counselling including Person Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Existential approaches.  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and creative therapy (art and writing).

I hold a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Person Centred and Integrative Counselling and Advanced Diploma in working with Children and Young People (CYP). I am currently studying Psychology BSc.

I have worked for over 11 years in mindfulness, mentoring and counselling and take an approach to my work which allows clients to feel at ease, safe and comfortable and able to choose to work across many mediums as need arises.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with all ages 5+


£40.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

1-1 session (50 mins) £50

Children under 11 (40 mins) £45

Students 11-17 (50 mins) £45

Concession (50 mins limited sessions) £40

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer short or long term therapy, running weekly or fortnightly. I also offer adhoc sessions when available.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and adhere to all Ethical Frameworks.

Margate, Kent, CT9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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There are no bathroom facilities on the premises. There are two stairs into the premises.

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Allyson Johnstone
Allyson Johnstone