Trudie Johnston MBACP, MNCS(Accred).
Having experienced counselling sessions, as a client myself, I know that making the decision to contact a counsellor can be daunting. You may be unsure about talking about the difficulties you are experiencing, or perhaps, if this is to be your first experience of counselling, then the thought of talking to a complete stranger about your feelings might just feel a little odd at first. Therefore, it is important that you choose a counsellor you feel you can connect with, someone who you feel you will be able to trust and build a therapeutic relationship with.
My own counselling journey began after I had raised a family and began volunteering in bereavement support, and it was this that led to me train as a counsellor. I still retain a special interest in bereavement counselling, and alongside my private practice, continue to volunteer with a bereavement service where I have received specialist training and gained valuable insight and experience in helping people who are experiencing loss and bereavement.
Rarely in our lives do we get the opportunity to spend time completely focussing on ourselves and how we experience our lives. Whatever you have experienced, or is happening in your life right now, our sessions will give you the opportunity to make sense of it.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATIONS
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Registration Number – 381995 . This is a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and is a programme which was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. Membership Number –
NCS18-05939. This is a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and is a programme which was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public.
I have regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional development.