Leonie Johnstone

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BSc. Therapeutic Counselling, Registered Member of the Bacp
Available for new clients
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Edinburgh EH6 & Doncaster DN6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Open minded & down to earth - Our sessions together are a place where you can be yourself, talk, laugh, cry, swear & vent about everything that's weighing you down. £40 each or 4 for £120 - video or telephone, weekly or fortnightly.

I offer a supportive, affirming space to help you make sense of what's happening in your life?  Whatever you are thinking or feeling right now, I'm here to listen, and understand you without judgement.

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Are you putting pressure on yourself, trying to do it all, finding it difficult to ask for help?  Are you putting your needs after everyone else and perhaps some resentment is starting to creep in?  Saying Yes but meaning No. 

I can help - I will listen to you, and help you work out what you need, and how you can start to ask for it. 

Maybe there are other issues that you would like support with: anxiety, depression, anger, chronic health issues, relationship difficulties, family problems or problems at work all make everyday life that little bit harder.

You don't have to struggle on alone.  Talking to someone being listened to and feeling heard can have a huge impact on your wellbeing and ability to cope with life's stresses and strains.

Have you experienced a bereavement or other loss and you're trying to hide how much it hurts or feel you should be 'over it' by now - it’s okay to need more time.

Are you experiencing debilitating symptoms of pms or perimenopause or menopause and finding life is getting harder each day - feeling like you’re not you anymore - talking can help you make sense of what's happening.

Tired of hearing you're too sensitive or feeling like you're too much - maybe you're not the problem!

Working together I can support you with many issues for example:

  • Talking through your thoughts and feelings.
  • Learning to manage your emotions including anger, sadness, depression, anxiety
  • Work through problems - with work, relationships, family.
  • Understand your needs, and work out how to meet them
  • Cope better with bereavement and loss, trauma, shame and stigma.
  • Recover from an affair or relationship break down.
  • Work on low self-esteem, increasing self-compassion, support.
  • Understand and manage your boundaries.
  • Exploring and accepting difference, supporting you to be you.
  • Make changes and set goals in a way that works best for you.

Special Interests include:

Neurodivergence – adhd or autistic - newly diagnosed, late diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or undiagnosed and wondering if maybe... that might be you?

Women’s mental health – acknowledging the impact of hormones on your mood, energy ability to cope with stress – pms, pmdd or menopause/perimenopause and its impact on your mental and physical well-being, identity, relationships.

Bereavement and loss, whether that's the loss of a loved one a precious pet or acknowledging the many other losses we experience in life - disability, illness, divorce, parents who weren't what you needed, your life not going to plan, or feeling like you don't fit in.

I work with people from all walks of life and embrace newly diagnosed or late realised neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ clients including non - binary & trans folx. I aim to practice body neutrality and fat acceptance - acknowledging the fatphobia, inherent in society.

Get in touch now to book a free 30 minute call to discuss your needs and how we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. Therapeutic Counselling from Leeds Beckett University
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
  • Mental Health First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate in Community Mental Health Care
  • Certificate in Leadership and Management.
  • 8 years experience as a person centred counsellor
  • 20 years supporting people experiencing emotional distress and mental health issues

Places I have worked include Doncaster Mind, SARSVL, Rethink, Mencap, Touchstone Leeds, and Scottish Widows.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£30.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation.  Get in touch now via text, email or call to book a convenient time. 

Session charge is £40 each or £120 for 4 sessions, saving 25%.

Discount is also available for those on low incomes, able to have daytime sessions.

Sometimes people ask why my fees are lower than others:

1.  I work from my office at home which enables me to offer affordable counselling sessions, directly to you

2.  Therapy is for everyone  - many people can't afford £60, £70 a week for therapy.

3. I only work remotely - online via zoom or telephone - research shows its' just as effective as face to face. Some people aren't keen on working online - my lower fee might encourage you to try something new and see if it works for you.

When I work

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I work from my office at home which offers me a great deal of flexibility. This means I am often able to offer appointments at short notice and find a day & time that fits around your life.

Further information

I offer telephone and video appointments to support you from the comfort of your own home, or car, or even while you go for a walk.  Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly.

Accessible from anywhere in the UK.

Newhaven Road, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH6

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Leonie Johnstone
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