Graham Johnston - Brockley Therapy
Working with me will help you explore and resolve enduring dissatisfactions in you life. We will do that by building a deep level of trust with one another, reshaping significant emotional experiences and beliefs, and exploring without judgement all aspects of who you are and who you want to be.
My approach is based on significant developments from the last few decades, which show how intimate relationships filled with stress, neglect and trauma can cause damaging responses such as anger, fear, withdrawal, depression and anxiety. Crucially, I am trained to help undo those responses through a relationship with you where it feels safe enough to explore your fears, pains and anxieties.
I have particular experience in helping those with trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions and intimacy issues. I particularly love working with young adults struggling to make their relationships work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for four years in cutting-edge, contemporary attachment theory and neuroscience at The Bowlby Centre. I am a member of The Bowlby Centre and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am insured by the Psychologists' Protection Society.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £30 for introductory sessions of fifty minutes, where we get to know one another and discuss why you might want therapy, and how we might work together.
Following sessions would be fifty minutes long. We can discuss fees when we meet but I usually charge £60 per session. I have a limited number of low-cost places for those on low incomes, so please do contact me if you think that applies to you.
I currently have availability on Monday daytimes and evenings, Wednesday evenings, and Friday daytimes. Daytime sessions can include early morning sessions (e.g. 7am).
I work in Brockley, in a residential street in Crofton Park. There is free street parking. I am close to Brockley, Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park stations, as well as buses 171, 172, P4 and 122.
As well as face-to-face sessions, I offer online video and email sessions using encrypted software.
If you have initially contacted me via my webpage or by email, I'll get in touch as soon as I can to arrange an initial session.