Jeni Johnston

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Elgin, Moray, IV30 5SF
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About me

I have a passion for people, to understand them and hear their journey to this point. Being able to be present and hear the person I am with is at the core of what I do.

I am honest and open and want to provide a warm welcoming space for you to come and be you. There are no expectations, just time to be, some sessions will be about getting to know each other and building up trust, I will always move at your pace and you will always be in control.

I will walk alongside you in your journey of healing, discovery and change. I will truly listen and hear your story. Supporting you to feel your own strength to move forward. There will be no judgment but understanding, compassion, and interest in you and your journey.

I have extensive experience of working with young people and adults. I have worked within schools supporting young people to communicate their needs, feelings and emotions in ways that are understood. I have worked with additional support needs and behavioural issues among other worries and concerns.

I have worked within the fields of addiction, homelessness and the criminal justice system working within prisons and within the community. I have the ability to adapt my skills so I can work with young people from the age of 5 - 18 and adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

Through my own journey of meeting people young and old and hearing about their journeys, I have had the privilege to work within many different fields. I have provided a list of qualifications below and additional training I have completed. It has all been an important part of my journey and learning but the one place I gained the most learning is from the person I am with.


  • Diploma in clinical sexology and relationship therapy (to commence March 2024)
  • Professional Development Award - Counselling: Children and Young People SCQF Level 11
  • Diploma Person centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • SVQ Level 3 Children and Young People
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, NCFE Level 3 Certificate
  • NVQ Level 2 in drug awareness
  • Degree - Psychology / Social Science

Additional Training 

  • Counselling people towards behaviour change
  • Scottish mental health first aid training 
  • Trauma skilled
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Introduction to NLP
  • CBT
  • Focusing skills
  • Micro skills
  • PC expressive arts
  • Addiction
  • Me too! Supporting children with additional support needs
  • Working with ADHD and the autism spectrum
  • Child protection training
  • First aid training
  • Positive behaviour support 2-day course
  • Picture exchange communication system (PECs)
  • Vulnerability training and project management
  • Diversity training and personal safety
  • Dealing with violence and aggression training - self harm

Member organisations

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSCA)

COSCA is the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, and seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services. COSCA Counsellor Accreditation is a pathway to entry onto the UKRC.

It is a requirement of all individual and organisational members of COSCA to abide by its Statement of Ethics and Code of Practice and be accountable to the Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
Accredited Register Scheme

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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

Areas of counselling I deal with

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£35.00 - £45.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

 Payment can  be made via cash or BACS payment. 

When I work

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9 Gordon Street, Hopeman, Elgin, Moray, IV30 5SF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

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