Joanne Johnston Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.


About me

Hi, I’m Joanne I’m a Humanistic Counsellor which I counsel Adults. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP). Although my theoretical influence is mainly based on person-centred I would work integrative depending on clients needs. I offer a safe space for you which would enable you to explore your issues, concerns, feelings and emotions in a non-judgmental and safe environment. I would offer both short term or long term therapy depending on your needs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me by email, call or text whichever you prefer. I will get in touch with you and have an informal chat and take it from there.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training, Qualifications & Experience:

Higher National Diploma: Counselling

Professional Development: Addiction Counselling

Professional Development: Setting up a Counselling Practice

Registered Member BACP

I have worked within the Mental Health Sector for 8 years. Within my past work experiences I have worked with issues such as severe anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicide, bi-polar, eating disorders, schizophrenia, paranoia, knife crime, drug and substance misuse, loss & grief and abuse.

While training as a Counsellor I trained within Police Scotland Violence Reduction Unit, I also trained within The Wise Group based in Paisley which I stayed on for a while after reaching my qualification. I am experienced in working with all of the issues and concerns above, and working within the NHS I still work with most of these issues and concerns on a daily basis which enables me to become an excellent listener and excellent communicator and build professional relationships and this enables me to keep my knowledge and skills up to date coinciding with my Counselling work.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety/Severe Anxiety
  • Drug & Substance Misuse
  • Separation
  • Grief
  • Personality Disorder
  • Mental Health
  • Loneliness
  • Physical Health
  • Transition
  • Welfare & Employment
  • Academic
  • Illness
  • Injury
  • Self & Identity


£45.00 per session

Additional information

£45.00 per 50 minute session 

When I work

Unavailable at the moment 

Further information

One2One:, Video Call, Phone Call, Zoom.

Type of session

In person
Joanne Johnston

Joanne Johnston