Trudie Johnston

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Isle Of Wight, PO31
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, my name is Trudie and I meet with people experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties, but have a special interest in bereavement counselling.

Whether you have something specific on your mind, or whether you just feel that something in your life doesn't feel quite right, I am here to support you, in a way that is right for you.  Counselling can help us make sense of the struggles in our life, and as my client, my focus will be on you, your experiences, thoughts and feelings that you bring to our sessions.

My training is in humanistic counselling, and I work as a person-centred counsellor, I have also had training in other counselling modalities, and work with clients in a way that is individual to them.   And, as we work together, the most important thing to me is that my clients feel comfortable with me so we are able to develop a genuine and trusting relationship that enables you to understand yourself better.

I am able to offer flexible appointment times to suit you. Sessions can take place face-to-face, online or over the telephone, offering you the opportunity to direct your counselling by selecting the method of communication which you feel most comfortable with. You choose, the time, place and pace of your counselling to suit your needs.

I am able to work with long or short term counselling sessions, time limited sessions or single session counselling.

Whether you decide to meet with me face-to-face, online, or over the telephone, either weekly or fortnightly, the choice is yours.

Initially, I offer a short free, no obligation, 15- minute, informal telephone consultation, where we can get to know each other a little, you can tell me a little of what is bringing you to counselling, learn a little of how I work and for me to assess whether my practice is able to provide what you might be looking for in counselling.

If then, you would like to go ahead with counselling we can then book your first session, and I will send you a copy of my counselling agreement to read through giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about it, ahead of the first counselling session.

At the first session we will discuss the counselling agreement, both sign copies, you will have a copy you can keep, and discuss more about what you are wanting from the counselling sessions.

For further information please take a look at my website or email me via the button above, or simply leave a message on my mobile and I will reply to you as soon as I can.

I hold a current DBS certificate and am fully insured. As a registered member of the BACP and an accredited member of the NCPS, I am fully committed to continuing my professional development and adhering to the standards of both the BACP and NCPS ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (QCF)
  • AQA Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • AQA Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Concepts
  • Focusing Practitioner – (BFA approved Focusing Practitioner Programme – 2024)
  • Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Counselling (2024)
  • MS Awareness (MS UK( (2023)
  • Level 5 – Integrative CBT Diploma (Lindum College – 2022)
  • Complex Trauma Certification Level 1&2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) (2022)
  • Psychodynamic Bridging Course (BFC) 2022
  • NCFE Cache Level 2 Cert. Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (2021)
  • BSc (Hons) in Social Policy
  • Regular CPD

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss



£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Initial Phone Consultation (15-minutes) - Free

Counselling Sessions (50 Minutes) £45

Some concessionary sessions are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible times available, please do get in touch.

Further information

I work from home in a designated counselling room which is on the ground floor and the room is wheelchair accessible. There is also a ground floor toilet (though this is not yet wheelchair accessible).

My practice is a short walk from the main Newport-Cowes bus route, there is usually on-street free parking or parking space on my driveway.

Please let me know if you have any questions about accessibility.

Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO31

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Ground floor wheelchair accessible counselling room. If you have any questions on accessibility, please get in touch.

Trudie Johnston
Trudie Johnston