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Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)

Barnstaple, Devon, EX32
07870 226930 07870 226930 Registered / Accredited

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 struggling with anxiety or depression 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

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 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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Zoom /Telephone Counselling or Skype/Facetime.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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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.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Week days and some evenings last appointment 8.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)

Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)