Emily St Johnston

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Registrated MBACP
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Woodbridge IP13 & London W2
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About me

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in  Woodbridge, Suffolk and Notting Hill Gate London. I offer both short and long term counselling, working with Individuals, Couples, Young adults.

I completed my training in 2002 and worked for a large GP practice in Suffolk. My Clients were varied, both individuals and couples ranging in age from 16 to 80 plus. In 2003, continuing my work at the GP surgery, I began in Private Practice and I also started working in an Adolescent Referral Unit in Suffolk. I now practice privately in Suffolk and London, clients are referred through GP'S practices ,word of mouth or the internet .

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling and Psychotherapy can help through weekly discussions and sharing, with a trained therapist, to explore feelings and personal struggles that may be causing you stress, anxiety or difficulties.

The Approach

The approach that I practice is called “Humanistic Person or Client Centred” and trusts in the client’s abilities to explore their own difficulties and make their own choices if offered the appropriate facilitative conditions. The Counsellor will therefore not offer advice but offer a ‘safe’ and confidential space place to explore personal difficulties thereby enabling you to find your own solutions and coping strategies .

How the sessions work

An initial session will be offered for the individual or couple, to assess whether this approach to Counselling feels appropriate. After the initial session you may wish to continue regular counselling sessions, usually weekly and of fifty minute duration. Over the last 7 years I have increasingly worked with clients using FaceTime, What'sApp and Zoom and have found it to be an equivalent alternative to face to face sessions.

Free parking

Therapies Offered

Humanistic Therapies

Person – Centred Counselling

Short Term Counselling (6 weeks)

Long Term Counselling

I work with Individuals, Couples , Young Adults

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

2001 Certificate in Humanistic Person -Centred Counselling Skills

2002 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Accredited By BACP

DPS Therapeutic Counselling (Anglia Ruskin University)

2003 Certificate in Working with Couples , a prescribed course of study (Old Mill School or Psychotherapy and Counselling )

2003 Certificate in Time Limited casework - A person -centred approach (Old Mill School of Psychotherapy and Counselling )

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young adults
Time Limited Therapy

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£65.00 - £90.00

Additional information


The fees per session are


£65.00 Introductory Assessment Session (50 mins)

£65..00 Individual session (50 mins)

£95.00 Introductory Couple Assessment Session ( 75 mins)

£95.00 Couple session (75 mins)


£90.00 Introductory Assessment Session (50 mins)

£90.00 Individual session (50 mins)

£150.00 Introductory Couple Assessment Session (75 mins )

£150.00 Couple session (75 mins )

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Early morning appointments, first appointment 8am .Evening appointments ,last appointment 7pm . 

Further information

Free parking in Suffolk

Early morning and Evening appointments available in London and Suffolk. Saturday morning appointments available in Suffolk.

Bramble Cottage, Church Lane, Charsfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 7QB

6 Ossington Close, London, W2 4LU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Emily St Johnston
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