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Trudie Johnston MBACP, MNCS(Accred)

Isle Of Wight, PO31
075 6686 9043 075 6686 9043 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hi, my name is Trudie and I am a person-centred counsellor working with adult clients.  I work with 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.

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.  As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that, you are the expert on yourself and with the right conditions in place,  you will be able to make sense of the struggles and questions you may be facing in your life.  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 are currently taking place either 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.

Our first session will be an assessment session where you are assessing if I am the right counsellor for you and I will be assessing if I am able to offer you what you are looking for within my counselling practice.  I charge £20 for an assessment session and £35 for subsequent counselling sessions.

Whether you decide to meet weekly, fortnightly or sessions spaced further apart, the choice is yours.  Many of my clients meet weekly to begin with, then later on fortnightly, or leave further gaps between 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.

Initially, I offer a short free, no obligation, informal telephone introduction.  Phone or email me and we can arrange for me to phone you at a time that is convenient to you.

I hold a current DBS certificate, and am fully insured.  As a registered member of the BACP and accredited member of the NCS, I am fully committed to continuing my professional development and adhering to the standards of both the BACP and NCS 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
  • 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
  • BSc (Hons) in Social Policy
  • Training in online/telephone counselling (2020)
  • regular CPD

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling 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.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and Loss

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Initial Assessment Session: £20

Subsequent Counselling Sessions (50 Minutes) £35

Some concessionary sessions available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

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.

Isle Of Wight

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

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


Flexible times available, please do get in touch.

Types of client

Older adults


Trudie Johnston  MBACP, MNCS(Accred)

Trudie Johnston MBACP, MNCS(Accred)