CBT and Relate qualified. Beverley Johnson MBACP (Senior Accredited)
I am a qualified Relate Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working with adults, chidren and families on issues including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
CBT is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence as effective in the treatment of a wide range of psychological and emotional disorders, such as depression, anxiety and phobias. For 10years I worked in a GP practice, using CBT and Interpersonal skills with adults and young people. In 2015 I completed an M.Sc course in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy.
In therapy with young people I draw on many years experience as a Primary and Special Needs teacher, and my understanding of emotional and behavioural difficulties. During 5 years as a therapist for young people in foster care I worked with issues around attachment, abuse and anxiety. To support Carers, I regularly delivered training in Life Story work, supporting anxious children and those with attachment difficulties.
As a Relate qualified Counsellor I help couples and individuals with relationship difficulties, as they make sense of changes in their lives; whether this is by working to improve a relationship or to have conversations about separation. A lot of the work inevitably involves resolution of conflict and, occasionally, the impact of domestic violence. I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment in which these difficult issues may be explored.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
Senior Accredited Counsellor (BACP)
Relate Qualified Counsellor
Relateen Qualified Counsellor for young people over age of 11yrs
M.Sc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (2015)
MA Education (1992)
Advanced Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills (2010)
Advanced Diploma Person Centred Counselling (1999)
Certificate Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Skills (2001)
Certificate in working with Children and Young People (2001)
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling with adults and children (2001)
Training in Telephone Counselling
10yrs as a CBT and Person Centred counsellor in a GP practice.
9yrs as a counsellor in private practice.
11yrs as a Relate couple counsellor, offering both face to face and telephone counselling.
Therapist with children in foster care and their carers for 5yrs, specialising in attachment and abuse issues.
Voluntary counsellor with Oldham Bereavement Service, supporting adults and children, for 7yrs.
I offer clinical supervision to Counsellors.
In 2015 I completed a final year dissertation for the M.Sc, examining the usefulness of supporting anxious teenagers using Acceptance and Commitment therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioural therapy.
I have monthly supervision from two therapists; one with a doctorate in CBT, and the other a qualified Relate therapist.
Regular attendance at workshops run by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (BABCP) and by the BACP including:
- Compassion focused therapy
- Mindfulness therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- CBT with Children and Young People
- Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People
- Anger, Rage and Relationships
Recent courses organised by Relate include:
- Eating disorders
- Working with domestic violence
- Child protection
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
My fees are £40 for individuals and couples. Sessions last for one hour.
Fees for young people are £30 for a session of approximately 3/4 hour.
Fees for EAP's, Solicitors and Insurance Companies are £50 an hour, including report writing.
You may contact me on my mobile 07810 648 369 to arrange an initial appointment. You can then decide whether or not to make further appointments.
I live in Marsden,which is easily accessible both from Huddersfield and the Saddleworth and Oldham area
There is good access to my home by car, bus or train. I do not have a waiting room for family members but the village is close by which has a variety of shops, cafes and bars.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for appointments between 8am and 8pm on weekdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|