Graham JohnstonIntegrative psychotherapist
I am trained in a range of evidence-based psychological therapies, to offer you an approach specific to you and your needs, such as:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression
- Attachment-based therapy for those struggling in relationships
- Exposure therapy for panic, social anxiety and general anxiety
- Solution-focused brief therapy
We will get to the heart of the issues causing you problems from session one, and I will suggest practical solutions for your distress. I won’t waste your time with new fads, or techniques that are not backed by research.
I'm quite an active therapist compared to many others: I will step in to help you see your thought patterns and repetitive behaviours, and offer ideas for ways for you to change. I'll suggest readings and things you can practice between sessions. After all, there are 168 hours in a week; you usually only spend one in therapy. How you spend the other 167 matters. I'm not the expert on how you should live your life; but I can help and guide you towards feeling better and living the life you want.
I will help you challenge the way you think about your life, and to behave in new ways. We won’t just talk about the causes of your problems, like a lot of therapy.
Who I see
I offer help to individuals, couples and parents. I tend to work with people that – despite their problems – are doing well in their lives. It might seem from the outside that they’re doing fine, but underneath, maybe in a specific part of their life, they’re really struggling.
Typically, this is people who work in highly pressured jobs ranging from senior executives to professional sport. My previous professional background helps me understand their challenges.
Often, people come to me, whether as individuals or couples, because they’re struggling to make their relationships work – at work, at home with their partners and children.
What I can help with
I have over a decade of experience improving the lives of those interested in making positive changes – whether they have depression, anxiety, addictions or relationship challenges. I love what I do, and that drives me to ensure that you’re not wasting your time and money. If I don’t think I’m best placed to help, I’ll let you know straight away and provide you with some recommendations for someone who will be well-placed to help.
I work online
I’ve been working solely online for more than two years. The vast majority of people who come to me for help appreciate how convenient it is for them. They don’t have to travel to someone’s office or house, and can fit it in during the working day when an in-person session simply wouldn’t be feasible. The evidence suggests it makes no difference to whether you’ll find our work beneficial.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My sessions start at £100 for a 50 minute session. You can set up a free 30 minute Zoom call with me to see if I’m the right fit for you via my website, www.grahamjohnston.uk.
Training and qualifications
I trained for four years in cutting-edge, contemporary attachment theory and neuroscience at The Bowlby Centre. I am a registered member of The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am insured by the Psychologists' Protection Society.