Debbie Johnson MBACP (Accred)
I specialise in providing both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Counselling. I offer a safe non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore your issues and work towards positive resolutions.
Stigma and shame can prevent many people from accessing the support they need and deserve, and I offer totally confidential treatment both in brief work (typically 6-12 sessions) or in longer term/open ended therapy.
It is amazing the emotional baggage that the average person carries around with them!
As we go through life we 'collect' unhelpful beliefs about ourselves, others and the world. These act as a block to our natural desire for happiness and peace, and we become defensive, closed, depressed and anxious. Sometimes we may turn to substances in an attempt to gain relief from painful feelings, but these compound our problems and keep us stuck.
Therapy offers the opportunity to explore and learn from the past, and can help you move forward and embrace a much more positive and happy future
You can come with a focus and goal in mind for the treatment. Alternatively, you may prefer to explore feelings, behaviours, relationships, communication issues in longer term work. I work flexibly so that the therapy fits with your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Integrative counsellor, I am also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I am accredited by both the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have 16 years experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of problems.
I work with the following issues:
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost: £50 per therapy hour (reduced to £40 where sessions are online or telephone)
Counselling: the therapy hour is 50 minutes
CBT: the therapy hour is 50 minutes however the protocol for some disorders requires that some sessions may be up to 90 minutes, in this instance the cost is £75. Should the extra session length be appropriate we will discuss this beforehand and it will be at your discretion.