I am a fully qualified UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapist. My practice based in Acton, West London is within easy reach of Ealing, Chiswick, Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Notting Hill and Central London.
I offer both individual and group therapy working in pleasant surroundings in Acton, providing a space in which to work comfortably and confidentially. I also offer individual and group supervision working with you to support your client work.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist I work within a Humanistic framework offering a relational therapy. This holistic form of therapy focuses on you as a total person. As a completely unique individual you are regarded as a totality of mind, body, emotions and spirit.
I believe that everyone has the capability within them to face their difficulties, however at times people become stuck in fixed patterns and need some assistance to see the situation more clearly, explore their part in it and experiment with finding new and more creative ways of being. We will work together in the here and now situation, rather than the there and then or what 'should' have been, and explore how these patterns are still active and affecting life in the present. Our priority in this therapeutic relationship is to heighten your self-awareness enabling you to have a wider range of choices.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2001, studying for an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London and qualifying in June 2008. During this time I have worked with a diverse group of people from differing ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and facing a wide variety of challenges such as relationship difficulties; childhood trauma and neglect; physical, sexual and emotional abuse; stress and anxiety; adjusting to life stage changes; panic attacks; bereavement and depression.
I believe a therapeutic relationship is one in which you can explore and experiment and that this can only be done effectively and honestly in a trusted and safe environment. This is the space in which we would work together.
As a supervisor my aim is to provide a supportive, insightful and non-judgemental environment in which trainee and qualified therapists can explore their work and leave the supervision session with increased clarity about how to move forward.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist I worked in the business world for over 20 years and have experience in retail, marketing, publishing, television, advertising, consultancy and HR. This knowledge helps me in my work as a therapist and supervisor in many ways, such as understanding the stresses relating to professional life, working relationship dynamics and the pressures of a commercial environment. At different stages of my life I have lived and worked abroad.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
50 min weekly sessions cost £85. I also offer two appointments per week at a reduced rate for psychotherapists in training.
Individual or group sessions £55 per person
Please see my website www.candicejohnson.co.uk for further information.
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Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to qualified therapists and counsellors.