Marianne Johnson, Counselling and Psychotherapy. Registered MBACP
From my rooms in central London and Bath I offer weekly, face-face therapy for you to explore whatever is concerning you. Being an integrative psychotherapist means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches which I draw upon to find the most appropriate way to work with you as an individual or couple.
You may want to address a specific issue such as anxiety, relationship difficulties or a sudden life event. Or it may be a vague, nagging sense that something feels wrong. Most of us hold parts of ourselves which feel elusive or unwanted, and sometimes deeply painful. By working together in therapy we can gently explore those shadow sides, to help us better understand the obstacles that may be holding us back and find healthier ways of living and relating.
I offer both short term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. My intergrative method incorporates psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, body psychotherapy, attachment theory and contemporary relational psychotherapy models.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA and Advanced Diploma in integrative psychotherapy and counselling and am accredited by the UKCP, abiding by their code of ethics in practice.
I have worked in the NHS, as a therapist at a drama school and in private practice which has given me experience in treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, burn-out, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, identity issues, self harm and eating issues. I am a Director of the group practice The Thought House Partnership.
I am particularly interested in seeing emotional and psychological problems in the context of the body and mind as a whole system and have conducted a piece of research exploring different impacts of yoga from a psychotherapeutic perspective.
Therapeutic theory is ever developing and I am committed to increasing my knowledge and absorbing new ways of working by keeping up to date with the latest research
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60-£100 for a 50 minute session depending on time and location. I have a number of low cost places available.