ma Specialist Counselling - Mignon Johnson
Is your relationship meeting your expectations?
Do you find it difficult to recognise and step away from unhelpful behaviour patterns?
You may be tired of working so hard in your relationships and maybe you believe it's your fault?
Changing these expectations and behaviours may not be as easy as it sounds!
Sometimes it is easier to just say Yes.
But saying 'Yes' leaves you feeling frustrated, angry, resentful and uncomfortable because you've likely been misunderstood a lot or simply not been heard.
What are the consequences of your beliefs and attitude on your relationship?
If you are the type of person who puts everyone else's needs before your own,
If you are a person who feels a twinge of guilt everytime you want to say 'No', and
If this sounds like you, then you are not alone!
THE MOST FULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS START WITH YOU!
Is it most likely that you suck it up and tolerate the discomfort in your relationship because it's expected of you? And maybe that's what everyone else does and you don't want to stand out or be different from others in your community, your family, your workplace.
Don't be a doormat!
People pleasers avoid conflict in their relationships with others because they are afraid of being rejected, abandoned or disliked by others. They also fear standing up for themselves because they don't want to feel the guilt and shame of being alone.
Being more confident in relationships does not have to be difficult!
You are at the heart of my work.
Your recovery from abuse is dependent on your commitment. Long term trauma such as neglect or sexual abuse in childhood, domestic violence and abusive relationships may need longer-term counselling to address deeper rooted issues.
Working with me is different.
I understand it might be difficult for you to trust someone with your most intimate fears and anxieties, without fear of judgement. This step takes courage.
It takes a few sessions to build up the essential therapeutic rapport because feeling safe and respected is essential for therapy to be successful. You will feel welcomed with openness, honesty and authenticity.
Empathy is a core condition for healing emotional pain. You can feel very safe because you know that your deepest fears are held with confidentiality, safety and security.
You will benefit from
• Moving gently through your difficulties while gaining helpful insights about your immediate issues.
• You will experience more confidence and empowerment whether you are single or in a relationship.
Offload your worries now. Talk to a professional who has the capacity to hold your troubles safely and is committed to walking alongside you while you are processing distressing feelings and learning new ways to see things.
HERE IS SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COUNSELLING WITH ME
When choosing a counsellor, it is very important to establish compatibility, as even from very early on this is the strongest predictor of success in the treatment. I am quick to identify your underlying emotional problems.
When you work with me, you will feel
• Safe within a trusting and confidential therapeutic relationship.
• Welcomed with openness, honesty and authenticity.
• A warm connection with an empathic professional.
• Valued and prioritised.
• Respected for your individual rights.
What you will receive
In as short a period as 12 weeks
• Personal consultation with a highly experienced and competent trauma-informed counsellor.
• A compassionate safe space to share problems that are deeply personal to you.
• Unconditional commitment to support you.
• Care and Compassion for your immediate wellbeing.
• Confidence to move forward with your personal goals.
Be curious. Be free. Stop living in fear and tolerating uncomfortable symptoms. Contact me now, I can help you to stop feeling afraid.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Training: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accred.) - 2018
- Ironmill College, Exeter
- Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member
- Years in Practice: 6 Years
- Trauma-informed Counsellor at The Quiet Mind Centre, Exmouth
- Trauma-informed counsellor at SAFE Foundation, Exeter
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)
- Mindfulness practitioner
- Pranic Healing
- EFT and Tapping
- Creative visualisation techniques
- Sand tray and use of miniatures
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£50.00 per session for 4 paid-up sessions.
£60.00 per single session.
Monday to Friday. 10 am to 8 pm.
Flexible. Safe. Secure. Online.
£50.00 per session (Long-term 12 weeks plus)
£60.00 per session (Under 6-12 weeks)
I specialise in relationship trauma and I see clients with a range of emotional distress arising from difficult experiences in Childhood and Family Trauma, Complex PTSD, Codependency, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Marital and Premarital, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Women's Issues.
I also have experience of working with clients and families with a background in Armed Forces, Body Positivity, Cancer, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Transgender Allied
I offer a range of therapies such as Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Existential, Gestalt, Human Givens, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal
Intervention, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Neuro-Linguistic, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Creative and Sandplay, Transactional Analysis, Transpersonal (Pranic Healing), Trauma-Focused.
I work with Adults. I also offer consultations via Video/Skype and Video Counselling. You can also contact me via a chat facility on my website www.counselling4wellbeing.co.uk