CBT and Relate qualified. Beverley Johnson MBACP (Senior Accredited)

CBT and Relate qualified.  Beverley Johnson MBACP (Senior Accredited)

West Yorkshire

07810 648 369

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About me

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.

Professional Development

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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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.

Further information

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

Huddersfield, HD7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available for appointments between 8am and 8pm on weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme