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About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred Experiential psychotherapist educated to masters level. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.

I seek to be curious to the experiences you have had which have caused you to feel disconnected from yourself, your emotions and perhaps from those around you. In my experience, it is this disconnection that is at the root of all emotional distress and therefore we will dedicate time to explore and better understand it.

It is through this shared curiosity, exploration and discovery as therapist and client, that we can start to work to re-engage with your feelings, learn to hear what they are communicating and with time, allow you to become reacquainted with your authenticity.

If you would like to reach out, call or email me where we can arrange a free initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Level 1 Emotion Focused Therapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Negative self talk/inner critic

Therapies offered

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Individual Sessions - £40 (1 Hour)

Couples Sessions - £60 (1 Hour)

Further information

I have a number of years of experience working one-to-one and in groups, supporting those who experience eating distress, namely anorexia and bulimia.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I offer online and telephone psychotherapy


Johanna Lakin MA, (MNCS, Accred)

Johanna Lakin MA, (MNCS, Accred)