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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Gestalt therapy
Cost: £50 per therapy hour
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have evening and daytime appointments
Types of client