Stephen Johnson

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St. Albans AL3 & London EC4A
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me


My name is Stephen.

I'm based in Redbourn near St Albans and Harpenden, Hertfordshire (Tuesdays & Thursdays) and City Therapy Rooms near Chancery Lane, between Holborn and City of London (Wednesdays & Fridays).

I’m a professional counsellor and psychotherapist who is emotionally supportive, caring and thoughtful.

I offer counselling to both individuals and couples.

I am an LGBTQ+ affirming counsellor who understands how difficult it can be to feel different in a cis-normative and heteronormative world.

Counselling Approach

I practice a type of talking therapy called psychodynamic therapy, which, as well as providing the emotional support you need, can also help you to explore the root cause of issues which in turn can lead to longer-lasting change.

Counselling Services

I can offer you either short term or longer term counselling services:

  • Short Term (20 sessions)... sometimes I am able to provide you with emotional support while going through a difficult patch in life, such as a recent loss or bereavement, or relationship difficulties.
  • Longer Term... I am also able to provide you with longer term therapy (called 'open ended') to help with more complex or deep-seated issues, which may include examples such as anxiety, depression, abuse or trauma.

I can provide you with face to face or remote (i.e. via telephone or video call) counselling sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

If you'd like to talk to me about your current situation and the type of therapy I offer, don't hesitate to contact me on either my mobile number or my email address.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Professional Qualification

I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I abide by a strict code of ethics and standards.

My Training

I have completed 4 years of BACP accredited training:

  • Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma In Psychodynamic Counselling.

My Experience

I have been practicing for over 5 years.

I have a significant level of training and experience, helping others with a diverse range of issues including:

  • Loss & Trauma - you feel you may never get over your grief or you have suffered abuse that has left you traumitised
  • Gender & Identity - you suffer from low-self confidence or don't know who you are anymore
  • Anxiety & Depression - you can't stop worrying, you feel stressed or you can't face the world
  • Relationships - you feel stuck in your relationship or can't seem to find love

I have a special interest in men's mental health, LGBTQ+ related issues and relationship therapy for couples and polyamorous relationships.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with individuals, couples and polyamorous relationships.

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Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone or video call to hear what has led you to make contact, to introduce myself, explain how I practice and how this helps clients, and to see if I feel like a good fit for you.

I can discuss counselling session fees when we make initial contact. They vary depending on whether I am working with individuals or couples.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability in Central London (Wednesdays, Fridays) and in Redbourn near Harpenden and St Albans, Hertfordshire (Tuesdays, Thursdays).

(Update: 28th February 2024)

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3

City Therapy Rooms, 33 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Remote counselling options are currently available as an alternative for wheelchair users.

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