Jacqui Johnson, Humanistic Counsellor BA (Hons), MBACP

Jacqui Johnson, Humanistic Counsellor BA (Hons), MBACP

About me

First and foremost I am a human being, with emotions,  just like you and have had my own struggles. I will bring to our sessions not only my qualifications but also my life experience.  Counselling is all about the relationship we build together and with this in mind I think you will find my approach very down to earth.  It is important to me that you feel safe and comfortable in your counselling sessions, so we will work at your pace to enable you to build trust in the process and me.

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; a safe place 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.

Experiences you have had in the past can contribute to how you feel today, you may feel as if you don't quite 'fit' or function the same way as others and 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.

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 three 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:

  • Working with Internal Conflict
  • Safeguarding
  • 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 Disorder
  • 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.

I am committed to furthering and updating my knowledge by undertaking continuing professional development.

I work as a volunteer, counselling people who care for others and I also work separately with ex-offenders.

I look forward to bringing my life experience and my learning together to help you make changes.

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

People who are/have been involved with someone with Narcissistic personality disorder


Each individual session costs £40 and lasts for 1 hour.

Couple sessions cost £50 and last for 1 hour.

Payment to be made by cash or bank transfer at the beginning or end of each session.

Maps & Directions

Bognor Regis, PO21

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Counselling room in Bognor Regis town centre, within easy reach of the railway station. Car Parks within five minutes walk away.


I have weekend and evening sessions available.

I offer free initial half hour sessions so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have.

Types of client

Older adults