Dr Christina Johnson
Hi there, thank you for viewing my profile. I am a Chartered and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and Specialist Couples Therapist with nine years experience working as a therapist with individuals, couples and groups. I have also trained in Essential Supervisory Skills and am welcoming of colleagues and students seeking clinical supervision.
What to expect
As a Counselling Psychologist I am able to call upon a number of therapeutic models to tailor treatment to meet the individual needs of my clients, with the overall aim of achieving specific goals. I am a great believer that therapy is not a one size fits all method of treatment for psychological and emotional difficulties. I work strongly guided by this principle and aim to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where clients feel encouraged to take an active and collaborative role in their treatment.
After you make contact with me we can arrange our first session. This session aims to provide you the opportunity to begin exploring the difficulties that have prompted you to seek therapeutic support. In doing so I will assess what approach may best suit your needs and goals and work alongside you to find the best way forward.
Sessions are available both virtually and in person from my office on Princess Street, Edinburgh. Please enquire for more details.
A bit about me
I have worked in a number of settings including NHS Community Mental Health, Drugs and Alcohol services, Voluntary Sector, Health Psychology (specifically a psycho-oncology setting named Maggie's), an EAP service and Private Practice. Below details some of the difficulties I have worked with but others include attachment issues, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, existential issues, cancer treatment related cognitive deficits, palliative care, death and dying. Please enquire about any difficulties not listed.
I am passionate about working both with individuals and couples, and have a number of years experience delivering stress and anxiety management groups. I welcome enquiries about delivering psychological courses within organisations. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, varying in ages from children to older adulthood.
I am a registered Affiliate Psychologist with a number of insurance companies, please enquire for more information. I can provide assessment reports if required-costs are negotiated with the healthcare company.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, trained in Person-Centred/Experiential Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR- Level 3 & EMDR 2.0 for Complex PTSD), which is a specific treatment approach for trauma and a number of other difficulties. I am also trained in a specialist approach to Couples Therapy called the Bader-Pearson Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, which aims to identify which developmental stage a couple has become stuck in, and provide the guidance and skills needed to begin moving forward again. I have a particular enthusiasm for working with couples and very much enjoy the process of arming couples with the tools they need to improve their relationship. In my practice I also call upon elements of Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness, in order to tailor treatment towards the individual/couple.
I have completed BPS recognised training in supervision, and am welcoming of both Psychologists in training and accredited Psychologists looking for supervision. A reduced fee is available for students.
Please see my website for further information on therapeutic services.
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
BSc Honours Degree in Applied Psychology
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Levels 1, 2 & 3.
HCPC Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Evening sessions available.