Kate Johnson

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Great Brickhill MK17 & Leighton Buzzard LU7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

In times of difficulty talking can help. I am currently offering support in person or online.

We can all experience situations and emotions which leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unable to cope. Talking through what’s happening for you with someone supportive can help.

I offer a warm, confidential, safe space for you to talk through your problems whether they are current or rise from past events. I will listen without judging and support you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you gain insight and understanding. Through greater awareness of yourself and your issues you can chose how best to move on.

I am an experienced counsellor based near Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard. I am warm, approachable and kind and believe everyone deserves to be valued and not judged. As a nurse and midwife I learnt the value of help from someone skilled and accepting.

My training as an integrative counsellor means I draw on a number of theoretical approaches to best suit your needs. These include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. While I will work with many issues I have special interests in the areas of grief and loss, health concerns, infertility, sexual abuse and trauma. I offer short and long term work.

My private practice is based in a quiet village outside Milton Keynes within easy reach of Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury and Dunstable. Off street parking is available on site.

Please contact me by phone or email to set up an initial meeting or with any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications (most recent first)

  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Level 5 - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
  • Level 2 - Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse/Ascentis
  • Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF) - CPCAB
  • Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) – CPCAB
  • Human Sciences BSc (1st class Hons)

Training

  • How to do Counselling Online: A coronavirus Primer - Open University/BACP
  • PODs - Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
  • PODs - Child Sexual Abuse: hope for healing
  • Rape Crisis training
  • Accredited facilitator for the HOPE course - Macmillan/Coventry University

Experience

  • Private practice
  • Youth Information Service (CYP aged 11- 21 years)
  • Macmillan/Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Rape Crisis
  • Cruse: Bereavement and Loss

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy 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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

It is important to feel comfortable, so I offer a free initial 20 minute phone call for us to discuss your needs, what you hope to gain to ensure they match what I offer.

Following sessions are £60 and last 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
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Monday to Thursday daytime and evening.

Further information

I hold a current, enhanced DBS (formally CRB) certificate and insurance.

Great Brickhill, MK17 9AS

Leighton Buzzard, LU7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

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

Key details

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Kate Johnson
Kate Johnson