Kizzi Johannessen MBACP Dip.Counselling
Are you suffering from Anxiety? Low mood? Depression? When we are unable to manage our feelings by ourselves and find that they are affecting our relationships with others it is often the time to seek help from a counsellor.
I aim to help you understand your patterns of relating to others which may help you to develop a greater understanding of yourself and what experiences might have shaped the way you are today. With this insight, together we can attempt to make positive changes to your life to enable you to become the best version of you.
As an Integrative therapist I will work to help you integrate all the aspects of your self to help you to make peace with the parts of yourself that you may currently feel you are at odds with. Those seeking counselling are usually looking to make a change in themselves that will be felt and reflected in their close personal relationships outside of the counselling room. I am a registered member the BACP.
Initially we would have a conversation on the phone or via email and I will invite you to meet with me for a first session. At this meeting I will listen to what you feel that you need from counselling and understand more about your story and was has lead you here.
I will ask you some questions about your wider support network and together we will look at what you hope to achieve from counselling. During our work together we will refer back to what you originally wanted to achieve at review points and see where it has taken us and what you would like to focus on again.
My work with clients includes looking at you holistically, for example if you are suffering from anxiety, it may help for us to address your sleeping and eating patterns to try and put you in the best place to get the most from the therapy. I am able to use a range of methods to help tap into how you are feeling, including arts and music (piano) and singing. Please contact me for more information if you are interested in these aspects of my work.
We sometimes see the world through a lens that is coloured by our prior experiences and expectations that we have had placed on us by ourselves and others. By removing this lens we can see our lives and relationships afresh. Insight into where these lenses have come from can free us to make better choices, or at least to understand why we react or behave in certain ways. This gives us the choice and opportunity to actively engage differently with situations and relationships which ultimately can lead to being more in control and more content with our selves.
Integrative therapy allows me to use a range of approaches to fit your personal requirement that is as individual as you are.
I look forward to working with you soon, best wishes
Training, qualifications & experience
LGBTIQ Counselling Experience
I have experience of working with the LGBTIQ community, especially with non binary and gender fluid related issues. I have helped people who are struggling with issues around sexuality and gender, in particular in regards to how we see ourselves and our roles within our relationships.
Children and Young People and School Experience
I have experience of working with young people and adults. I have worked in a STEM school in Reading, which has helped me gain an understanding of the difference in how ASD appears in girls and young women.
Thames Valley Police
I have experience of working with victims of crime- I currently work for Thames Valley Police and much of my work with this client group is related to rape, sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. Often these clients have begun to speak about their experiences later in life and when they become parents they find that the experiences they were subjected to become magnified. This can make them reflect on what happened to them in a different life and is often difficult and painful to re-experience as parents.
I have experience working within CAMHS seeing children and young people who have seriously self harmed or attempted to end their lives in hospital and community settings. An important aspect of this role is to understand the wider landscape of these children's lives and connect the dots between the psycho- social elements of their worlds. I also offer support to the parents at this most difficult time, managing the needs of their children, larger family and dealing with their own emotions at the same time
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Telephone, Skype and Email counselling offered.
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My fees are £60.00 per session. My fee is payable in cash at the start of each session. If you are unable to attend a session please give me 48 hours notice wherever possible, if notice is not given my full for the session will be payable.
I am a registered health care professional accepting clients with insurance via Vitality Health.
The counselling relationship is a personal experience that is developed differently by each individual client. I am able to offer you a bespoke, flexible counselling experience depending on your individual requirements. This can include face to face counselling sessions in a warm and comfortable environment once a week or more frequently if you feel necessary.
I am also able to offer telephone and skype counselling to fit around a busy working life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me directly for availability. I aim to get back to you the same day or within 24 hours. I am a registered as an HCP accepting private insurance clients with Vitality Health.
Types of client