Loren Deanne Johnson
Do you have a story to tell where you have denied yourself the honor of owning its narrative... How we interpret that story affects our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
We did not ask to be born yet find ourselves thrust into a world that can be, quite frankly, perplexing, as we navigate through this chronicle that is ‘our life’.
We pick up coping mechanisms and learnt behaviours from our family, friends and authoritative figures that shape and mould our morals and values. Sometimes these can be unhealthy, muddled or even a strategy for survival. We can become stuck and frustrated with what seems like nowhere to turn to and negotiate a change within ourselves.
Together we can explore your storyline and you can choose to add a new plot or twist. Or, gain more awareness of how you relate to others and yourself.
My experience as a Bereavement therapist has taught me that grief does not always stem from a loss of a beloved one. It represents all different forms of loss; loss of identity, loss of direction in life, loss of relationships, loss of job and loss of roles that once defined us.
It can even represent a sudden onset of anxiety, questioning what purpose our existence in this world means to us.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Counsellor utilising 3 humanistic modalities; Person Centered, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis (TA). Each of these will be adapted in relation to your presenting needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I will also offer a sliding scale.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client