Colette Johnson

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Chester, Cheshire, CH4
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling stressed, conflicted or confused? Have you lost direction or any sense of happiness? Is it getting harder to find joy and connect with day-to-day life? Are you tired of  'putting on a mask' just to fit in?

It can feel painful to acknowledge that the life you have been living may not be the life you want to have. This can create feelings of stress, sadness, anxiety, frustration and helplessness. I offer a compassionate, kind and accepting space for self-exploration; supporting you to reconnect with your inner self, free from judgement.

As humans, we have a need to develop both as an individual and also in relationships. I know from experience how authentic human connection can help you reconnect with yourself to enable growth and change.

It is important to acknowledge that our experiences are shaped by a wide-range of cultural and societal factors that include gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability and family issues. Values of fairness and equity are at the core of my practice. Diversity and difference will not be a barrier to our connection. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Experience

  • Counsellor at CSASS (Chester Sexual Abuse Support Service) 
  • Counsellor at Mental Health Therapies Wirral

Counselling Qualifications

  • MA Clinical Counselling - Distinction (Level 7) University of Chester
  • Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (Level 6) RGG Associates
  • Introduction to Counselling (Level 4) Wrexham University

Additional  Experience

Having worked for many years in a variety of public sector services, (NHS, Police and Education) training to be counsellor felt like the natural next step, bringing together a wealth of experience from working with and supporting different people, all living very different lives. 

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Person-centred counselling means we will work in partnership. As the client, you are the specialist expert in your life - your experiences will be the focus of our work together. As your counsellor, I provide an accepting, empathic, confidential space for you to explore any feelings and experiences that may be challenging and overwhelming.

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have space for face to face sessions on Thursday or Saturday. All other sessions will be via video or telephone call.

Further information

If you would like to find out more about counselling and how we might work together, please contact me to arrange a free 20 minute telephone consultation.

Chester, Cheshire, CH4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Colette Johnson
Colette Johnson