Jacqui Johnson, Humanistic Counsellor BA (Hons), MBACP
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and offer a confidential, fully accepting space for you to explore parts of you and your life that may be holding you back.
Experiences you have had in the past can contribute to how you feel today, you may have a constant inward battle with yourself, telling yourself you are not good enough or worse. The truth is we are constantly under pressure to be a certain way in order to be accepted in society or to please others, and our lives end up being a constant series of "shoulds".
We try hard to feel accepted and with this our true self can be pushed further and further away. This can lead to problems, such as depression, stress, generalised anxiety disorder, addictions, social anxiety, unsuccessful relationships, family issues, a feeling of being stuck, among many other difficulties.
As a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist working from a humanistic model I strongly believe that you hold your own answers, even if they feel out of reach at the moment. Your counselling sessions will be yours for you to explore your feelings, your fears and parts of you that you may have hidden. For this reason the counselling journey can sometimes be a little uncomfortable; I will be with you during those times offering a non-judgmental, confidential space.
I will listen to truly understand how the world looks and feels from your perspective and my acceptance of you will help you accept yourself for who you really are. I will help, with gentle challenging, to focus on what changes you would like to make, all at your pace.
This process can take different time scales for different people which is why I offer short or long-term counselling.
I look forward working with you and helping you to make choices that sit well with the real you.
I have worked with clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, loneliness, psychosis, borderline personality disorder, low self esteem, relationship problems, ex offenders and many other issues, large or small.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in Humanistic Counselling at degree level and have four years counselling experience. I am a member of the BACP and work ethically under their guidelines.
Along with my degree I have undertaken further training in the following:
- Certificate in Counselling
- Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
- Working with Internal Conflict
- Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Standing in your Power, An Introduction To Anger And How to be With Your Own
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Working with Ex-offenders
- Working with People with Personality Disorders
- Working with Couples Tool Kit
- Working with Narcissism
- Narcissists and Their Children - Made not Born
- Counselling victims of sexual offences including family members and loved ones of sexual offenders
- Working with Client's Dreams
- KUF Training, understanding people with personality disorders
- Individuation for the Adult Replacement Child - Kristina E. Schellinski
I am committed to furthering and updating my knowledge by undertaking continuing professional development.
I have worked with people who care for others and I now volunteer working with ex-offenders.
I look forward to bringing my life experience and my learning together to help you make changes.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
People who are/have been involved with someone with personality disorder traits.
Each individual session costs £40 and lasts for 50 minutes.
Payment to be made by cash or bank transfer at the beginning or end of each session.
I work with many different issues and have an interest in personality disorders. I have personal experience of living with people who had traits of a personality disorder and I have trained to further my understanding of these. In my view this training has equipped me to understand, more deeply, other struggles that people have in the world (including everyday problems) and I always work with the person and not the label of the "disorder".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Counselling room in Bognor Regis town centre, within easy reach of the railway station. Car Parks within five minutes walk away.
I offer a choice of a half hour free session or a phone call prior to booking. These are with no obligation to book further sessions with me.
Evening and weekend available.
Types of client