Karen Johnson - MNCS (Accredited). Ad Dip Psy C
Are you facing challenges that life often throws our way but finding it difficult to work through them, or feel that something isn’t quite right and feel overwhelmed all of the time? Are you looking to make changes in your life but are not sure where to start, or even how to start either in your personal or professional life?
I help people develop healthier ways to look after their mental health and wellbeing. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed or lacking confidence then counselling can be a really helpful way of taking back control of your life.
At some point we all struggle with concerns or troubles that may inhibit our happiness and wellbeing. We all need help from time to time in our busy hectic lives and that’s ok. All too often we struggle to know who to ask for help as everyone else seems to have their own problems and we feel guilty reaching out as we don’t like to feel like a burden, so we are left feeling alone and isolated not knowing where to turn.
I help clients see things in a different way and help them make sense of what is happening in their world, teaching them useful tools to help them manage stress, anxiety, depression or simply to help them build confidence or self belief in themselves.
Specifically I help clients with:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Depression / feeling sad
- Stress Management
- Self esteem / confidence
- Issues as a result of workplace bullying
What can I expect from a session with you?
It can feel a little daunting meeting someone you don’t know for the first time, that’s completely normal to feel that way, most clients do, so please don’t think you are alone in thinking this way. Its probably felt like big step to seek out someone to help and you may be feeling overwhelmed and questioning why you are doing so. That’s ok - its normal. Let me help reassure you.
I can help provide you with a safe place to explore your situation in a supportive and confidential environment and can empathise, understand your situation. I'll help guide you to solutions, new ways of thinking, or just give you space to explore your thoughts and feelings. We will talk through what’s on your mind and its ok if you don’t know what to say or how to say it, or even where to start, that’s perfectly normal and something most of my clients say when we first meet.
We begin the first session by finding out about you, what your hopes are, what you would like to achieve in our sessions together and what has been troubling you so I can get to know you better and we can work together on a plan of action to get you back to wellness.
I will gently guide you to find your voice, helping you understand yourself better and take back more control of your life, enabling you to evaluate it objectively, helping you feel empowered and more in control in getting your things back on track.
During each session we will discuss the changes you feel and any challenges you may have experienced outside of our sessions and also celebrate the successes too. We work at a pace that is entirely comfortable to you in a relaxed, comfortable and friendly environment.
Free 20 Minute Consultation Available
It's really important that you feel comfortable with working with me, therefore I offer a 20 minute no obligation consultation to see how I may be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PsyC)
- Aim Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and Theory
- Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) (ABNLPMP)
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
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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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free 20 minute consultation
£45 for a 50 minute session.