Helen Johnston MBACP (Accred)
I offer a confidential and safe therapeutic relationship which will support you to work through difficulties affecting your life and well being. I can support you to explore your relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviour in more depth and make adjustments, if you want to.
I am an 'integrative therapist' which means that I combine different elements of counselling techniques that work to support you as an individual.
As well as talking therapies I offer psychological education, CBT techniques and support with living mindfully.
I can offer clients of all ages opportunities to work creatively (on request) with sand trays, drawing and modelling to complement traditional talking therapy.
I offer short term and long term therapy with one to one therapeutic counselling to children, young people and adults.
For children under the age of 12 I offer a parent consultation before undertaking therapeutic work the your child. Therapeutic intervention with children under 12 years olds is mainly creative/ play based.
For Adults and children over the age of 12 I offer a free half hour consultation for you to give you more information on my work and help you decide whether you would like to work with me
I have a specialist interest in Human Attachment Patterns and the impact of attachment on relationship patterns in later life.
I have researched and delivered training on the impact of digital and social media on relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor in 2004 as well as working in Private Practice I am employed as a therapeutic counsellor by Centre 33 and sessional group therapist by Arts and Minds and have volunteered in a GP surgery and at Mind in Cambridgeshire.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British association of counselling). I hold a Higher Education Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Relational approach with is part of the integrative model) from the Metropolitan University of Leeds.
I have a 2:1 BA (hons) degree in Psychology and Media from the University of Leeds.
I currently work part time at Centre 33 managing sessional and volunteer counsellors and counselling clients with complex needs.
I have also currently co facilitating therapeutic group work in East Cambridgeshire schools on behalf of Arts and Minds.
I am currently working towards a qualification entitled 'family lives in the therapeutic space' accredited by Play Therapy UK.
I keep my continuing professional development up to date (further details on request).
As well as therapeutic work I have worked in supportive and assessment roles for 18 years with children young people and families. Places of work have included a Family Assessment centre in Manchester, Connexions (Careers advisory centre) and Further Education establishments in Leeds.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Children under 12 years old £40 for a 45 - 60 minute session. Before the therapeutic work starts with your child I hold a consultation with the parents or carers to capture a thorough picture of the issues your child faces and what sort of outcomes your child and yourselves would like from the therapy.
Young People over 12 years and adults £40 for a 60 minute session.
A free 30 minute (over 12 years old) consultation will be offered at the beginning of our relationship.
Discounted rates for counselling students and those people in receipt of benefits may apply. Please get in contact with me for further information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|