Johanna Brobeck

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Neurodiversity Affirmative Counsellor
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In our work together I aim to facilitate a space that opens up for insights to further understand yourself, to develop autonomy and meaning, while in a fully supportive relationship. I will help you break unhelpful patterns, to create new ways of relating to others, that is honouring -yours, as well as others- boundaries.

I will help you explore how you may have adapted to experiences in earlier years and how this may be hindering you today. Depending on what you want from therapy I can help you to become more self-aware, find new coping strategies that serves you better, strengthen boundaries, gain better perspective of situations and relationships, get clarity on what you want and need, be able to express yourself in a more comfortable way and be at peace with who you are.

Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, loneliness and/or depression. Being in a world that perhaps feel overwhelming at times can be challenging and at times traumatising. I get it and I will support you in your journey to better understand yourself and how to adapt your environment to better support you.

Any issue you are dealing with can be even more difficult to deal with if you have experienced emotional neglect or other abuse.

Perhaps you are feeling like you have adapted, to fit in and be liked, but does not feel like you belong. Not being accepted for who you are, trying to heal from toxic relationships experiencing loneliness and dealing with conflict, can all take its toll and leave us feeling exhausted, numb, anxious, angry and confused.

Maybe you find relationships challenging? Perhaps you play out unhealthy patterns in relationships with others? Do you have perfectionistic tendencies? Over thinking? Constant battle with an inner critical voice? Do you easily feel overwhelmed? Or perhaps you feel like you are doing everything for everyone else but get nothing back.

I offer a space where you can be fully yourself and we can explore what that means to you. 

How I work

I work on the premise that you are the expert on your life, I aim to fully understand what it is like to walk in your shoes. I provide a space where you will feel fully respected, accepted and highly valued - whatever you bring. From there we can find new ways of relating, and changing what doesn’t serve you. With curiosity and compassion, I will offer insights and ideas of what might be going on for you. This process is collaborative and supportive.

I work with a humanistic / integrative approach with a foundation in person-centred therapy / existential Therapy, with attention to process and experience, as in process experiential therapy. This helps us to understand ourselves, our experiences and our surroundings better, as well as it can help us find new meanings and directions in life. It is possible to explore in-depth what stops us from being who we really are and want to be, to rediscover and reconnect with what’s alive in us, and to allow us the possibility of changing unhelpful patterns.

The focus is on you as an individual where I am interested in you as a person (telling a story), and not just the story itself. I also bring in tools and elements from Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis, Creative Therapies and Solution Focused Therapy. I would be happy to talk more about the different theories and how they can be helpful for you.

I believe that every individual is unique, and I will tailor the therapeutic process to what suits you, working collaboratively, with a naturally developing process according to what is important and of value to you. I am interested in the whole person, your mental, physical and emotional health as when these are out of balance we may begin to feel lethargic, anxious, or start to experience significant health problems.

I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have worked for various organisations within mental health, bereavement, and abuse, for example. I have experience in the health, voluntary and educational sectors. In a previous life (career) I worked (and lived) in London and Stockholm working in the creative industry (as a designer, illustrator and stylist in creative departments in fashion, music, and the film industry).

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic/(Person Centred)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (Person Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamic)

Certificate in Counselling Theories and Concepts (Person Centred, Gestalt, TA, CBT and Psychodynamic)

Supervision Diploma

Online counselling & Telephone counselling certificate

Further experience and training in:

Abusive Relationships

Childhood Emotional Neglect

Anxiety

Neurodiversity Affirmative (Autism, ADHD etc)

Relationships

Self-Esteem

Trauma 

I am an experienced counsellor and I engage in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on an ongoing basis.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

 I offer an initial, up to 30 minutes, free online or telephone session, to give you a chance to explore your reasons for seeking therapy and an opportunity for you to identify your hopes and expectations of therapy. Here we also get a chance to book you in at a time that suits you and talk about how I can support you; online, via telephone, or in-person. You also get a chance to ask any potential questions you may have.

When I work

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Please get in touch for further info. 

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Swedish

Online platforms

Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online

I provide a collaborative, supportive and deeply relational space, where you and your clients are at heart of our work together.

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Johanna Brobeck
Johanna Brobeck