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About me

I work with people who are navigating life’s ups and downs. Perhaps you are managing change or feeling stuck, burnt out or are uncertain about what to do. Maybe you’re in a relationship you wish was different or are wondering why relationships don’t seem to work out for you. You might be struggling with loss, personal or professional, or maybe you are finding things difficult with your family, friends or work colleagues. Perhaps you’re finding that the Covid-19 crisis has changed things for you and you want to explore your thinking about what that means for you and your future. Or it could be you don’t know what you’re feeling but you know something isn’t quite right; you’re numb or burnt out, frazzled and disconnected.

It might be all, some or none of these things but if you know that something isn’t quite right, then having someone to talk to can help. Psychodynamic counselling supports you with understanding difficult feelings, helps you think about where they might have come from, helps you identify who you really are and enables you to come back into alignment if you have been feeling disconnected from your values.

The process isn’t easy but we will work through and understand things together over time and, by doing that, will facilitate and effect positive change for you. Utilising the right approach for your dilemma allows us to think about and address the source of pain, anxiety and burn out.

Given my training, I do work short-term on specific goal-oriented issues, and also offer longer-term therapy where the areas to work on are still unclear and might need further exploration.

My work is driven by curiosity, compassion and integrity. We both show up to the work as whole people, and work collaboratively to build the best approach for you. The material you bring forms the ground, and my skills and experience map the journey. We make that journey together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from The Counselling Foundation
  • NLP Practitioner from NLP Dynamics
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Intersection of work and personal life

Managing boundaries

Relationship Issues

Personal Identity

Maternity and Paternity

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Fees

Additional information

£55/session

When I work

I currently have availability for early morning and daytime appointments, and am working by telephone and online via Zoom.

Christina Johnson is also registered with Life Coach Directory.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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