Emily St Johnston
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 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 5 years I have increasingly worked with clients using FaceTime, What'sApp and Skype and have found it to be an equivalent alternative to face to face sessions.
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 )
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Time Limited Therapy
The fees per session are
£50.00 Introductory Assessment Session (50 mins)
£50.00 Individual session (50 mins)
£85.00 Introductory Couple Assessment Session ( 75 mins)
£ 85.00 Couple session (75 mins)
£80.00 Introductory Assessment Session (50 mins)
£80.00Individual session (50 mins)
£120.00 Introductory Couple Assessment Session (75 mins )
£120.00 Couple session (75 mins )
Concessions given to students.
Early morning appointments, first appointment 7am .Evening appointments ,last appointment 8.15pm . Saturday morning appointments.
Free parking in Suffolk
Early morning and Evening appointments available in London and Suffolk. Saturday morning appointments available in Suffolk.