Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)

Elaine Johnson Registered member MBACP (Accred)

Barnstaple
Devon
EX32

07870 226930

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Barnstaple
Devon
EX32

07870 226930

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.

My aim is to help you achieve change . Sometimes in our lives we encounter difficulties involving anxiety, 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. Having personally experienced the power of counselling in my past this is what led me to train in this area. 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. This may sound rather alien right now ,however I will be able to guide and explain as we meet.

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. However every journey starts with the first step. It is my belief that 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.

I WOULD LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH YOUR DIFFICULTIES.

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

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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Counselling room

Fees

Sessions are for 50 minutes my fees are £40 for individuals, couples £55 payable  by cash or cheque .

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: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

Week days and limited evenings last appointment 8.00pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
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