Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)

Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)


07870 226930

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About me

Hi my name is Elaine and I hope to be able to help you . I  am an ACCREDITED professional member of the BACP. I have been working in counselling for the last 17 years. If you are in need of a confidential place to work through a problem contact me.

If you are anxious  my aim is to help you achieve change . Sometimes in our lives we encounter difficulties involving stress, depression or relationship difficulties that are hard to face on our own. If you are struggling with low self esteem or simply needing to be listened to and understood for the first time in your life or simply wanting to work through an awkward life issue you may be embarrassed to share with anybody else please contact me.

For many of us we may struggle with issues from the past, sometimes as far back as childhood, these can affect our lives and relationships and counselling can support this healing process and remove negative patterns.

I am passionate about helping you achieve your  potential, recognising your strengths and weaknesses, moving forwards in life where you can learn to thrive once again.  At the heart of my work is the belief that we all have within us the resources and wisdom we need to overcome difficulties.

I work in a person centred and integrative way using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and TA (Transactional Analysis ) and other creative models depending on the issue and your needs.

When a child does not receive the basic elements of being attached to a secure caregiver this may result in difficulties relating to others. It may result in anxieties when a person we feel attracted to goes away, even for a short period of time. For others they are unable to tolerate close relationships causing difficulties in adult life in families and creating intimacy problems. Counselling may help to form a "secure base" within a relationship of trust although this is not a friendship it can help to try out new ways of relating.

Coming for counselling can often be seen as a journey and sometimes the first step is the hardest step. Counselling works best when client and therapist are truly at ease with each other. I hope to  facilitate the healing change in your life and for you to see your relationships change for the better.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a  qualified ACCREDITED and registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I provide professional and confidential counselling in a safe and supportive environment. I am experienced in a broad range of issues (see below) and can offer either short  or long term support.


Certificate in counselling
Diploma in counselling
Extended training in CBT , Supervision, Couples Counselling, Attachment Theory,The use of Creative skills in therapy. Accreditation with BACP.

Registered Counsellor and psychotherapist and accredited member of the BACP. I adhere to the BACP  ethical framework of good practice. I have regular personal supervision with a qualified supervisor, which ensures that my counselling standards and ethics are being respected and maintained. I also attend regular ongoing training and continuous personal development to ensure that my skills and knowledge are up to date. I offer a compassionate , confidential and non judgemental space to help you overcome a wide range of problems and am not easily shocked. I see people at my home in a specific room set aside for counselling, where you can feel safe and secure in discussing your worries and concerns.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Telephone Counselling or Skype/Facetime.

Photos & videos

  • Counselling room


Sessions are for 50 minutes my fees are £40 for individuals, couples £55 payable  by cash or cheque after each session or bank transfer in advance.

For enquiries or to make an appointment please call or email me. If I am unable to answer, please leave a message and your telephone number and I will return your call as soon as I am free to discuss your needs.

Further information

I have also completed a 2 year course in spiritual direction / accompaniment which can add an extra dimension to our work should you want this.

Some of my recent training has involved attachment theory and working with the inner child and deep release work.

Maps & Directions

Barnstaple, EX32

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Week days and some evenings last appointment 8.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme