Johnny Winbolt-Lewis MBACP
I am trained as a Person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, with additional skills in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I believe people to have an inherent intuitive wisdom, alongside the capacity for growth. A therapeutic relationship sets out to foster the space and environment for clients to start a process towards reaching their potential. I am constantly developing my skills, knowledge and experience and I set out to adapt to each person I work with.
I have experience of working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger, self esteem, relationship issues and historical abuse. I endeavour to listen and relate to you from a compassionate, empathic and sensitive base.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and have been a qualified counsellor since August 2017.
How Counselling can help
Accessing Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity to establish what you want to work through and change. It can sometimes be difficult to know this from the outset but we can establish a focus within the first session. I believe that by establishing this clarity early on we can work collaboratively towards these objectives. I feel it is crucial to create a safe environment, where confidentiality is respected, which can help to empower you and be a platform to find new awareness. This, in turn, can help to arrest unhelpful patterns and internal conflict.
I have an eclectic approach. Since my initial training in person-centred therapy, I have been passionate about adding to my skills. I am always learning from my clients, therefore bringing in different approaches compliments the diversity of needs and individuality.
More recent training has helped me gain an understanding of how physiological states can have a huge impact on brain patterns. Through grounding, imagery and mindfulness, it is possible to cultivate a more helpful headspace for people that find themselves in more threat based thinking. Research is showing that therapies need to be offering more than just a narrative approach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Salford.
Post Graduate Certificate in Compassion Focused Therapy, University of Derby.
Graduate Certificate in Counselling, University of Salford.
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
Attachment, Neurobiological Processes, Relational Working, Embodied Perspectives
Trauma (parts 1 & 2)
Attachment, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience
Initial Assessment Training
Working with Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Advanced Bereavement & Loss Awareness
An Introduction to Gestalt Therapy
- Sessional counsellor at Beacon Counselling. Private Practice, IAPT and council funded counselling.
- Sessional counsellor at TOG Mind.
- Volunteer counsellor at Beacon Counselling.
I have experience of working with individuals with a wide range of psychological distress and emotional difficulties. This includes anxiety, depression, shame, bereavement and loss, sexual and emotional abuse, self esteem, relationship difficulties, anger, trauma, work-related issues, bullying, phobias, identity issues.
I have experience of both short term and long term forms of counselling. All my work has been with adults from 18 years old upwards.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 for a 50 minute session, with discounts available. Please ask.