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About me

There are many times in life when counselling can be of help. You might be experiencing distress through life changes and have events to manage and reflect on. You might be troubled by overwhelming feelings that can seem to arise from nowhere. You might have a sense of unease or that things could be better. Talking things through with a therapist can alleviate distress and restore a sense of connection.
My name is Francesca Johnson and I am a counsellor with over 20 years' experience working from my practice in Crouch End.
As a counsellor I work with individuals and couples, children and young people and have had a wide range of clients who have shared their stories with me and who have found support and benefit from the process of therapy.
I began my professional experience as a counsellor with Relate with individuals and couples with relationship difficulties and recognise how important it is to have healthy boundaries in relationships and how hard it can be at times. I also have particular experience and training in working with children, adolescents and young people in primary and secondary schools and in private practice.
My particular experience is providing therapy for children and young people who are experiencing a range of issues including anxiety, self-harm and questions of identity. I can provide child therapy that is play based and can also work with parents at alleviating distress in the whole family setting. I welcome clients of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, sexuality and gender identity and provide counselling in a safe and confidential space where everyone can feel accepted and able to be heard and respected. I believe we all have the capacity to make meaningful changes in our lives and would support you to use therapy in the way that feels right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained with Relate in Couple therapy and then worked with Place2Be completing a training in counselling children and young people while providing a therapeutic service in a number of primary schools. I also trained with IATE in Islington in therapy with adolescents. I have taken further courses, for example in working with bereavement, addiction and working with survivors of sexual abuse. My experience has included counselling clients with anxiety, depression, gender identity issues as well as self-harm and phobias. I am a fully qualified clinical supervisor having a Diploma in supervision from CPPD and supervise therapists who work with children and young people at the charity Grief Encounter and in private practice.

Member organisations


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).

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Additional information

My fees are £60 for a fifty minute individual session. Couple work is £80 a session.


Weekday evenings. Monday and Tuesday daytime.

Further information

I am very happy to speak on phone to arrange an initial appointment with no necessity of continuing to further work. We would meet together for an initial consultation and then if you would like agree a number of sessions we would start with. Counselling normally takes place at the same time every week and sessions last 50 minutes. There is no ideal duration to the work. We can have a few sessions or work together at a slower pace. My fees are £60 a session. When working with children I would meet with parents or carers initially before starting and if appropriate session times might be slightly shorter with a possible reduction in cost. The first step is to give me a ring on 07947 021039 and we can talk about what you are looking for and book a time to meet.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision in particular to counsellors of children and young people in educational settings.

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Francesca Johnson

Francesca Johnson