There are many times in life when counselling can be of help. You might be experiencing distress through difficult life changes and have past events to manage and reflect on. You might be troubled by overwhelming feelings that can seem to arise from nowhere. You might have a sense of unease or that things could be better. Talking things through with a therapist can alleviate distress and restore a sense of connection.
My name is Francesca Johnson and I am a counsellor with over 20 years' experience working from my practice in Crouch End.
I work with individuals and couples, children and young people and have had a wide range of clients who have shared their stories with me and who have found support and benefit from the process of therapy. The relationship with the therapist is of key importance and I provide a safe and accepting space where clients can explore difficult and challenging aspects of their lives and typically feel more in control and with greater self acceptance.
I originally worked as a counsellor with Relate with individuals and couples with relationship difficulties and recognise how important it is to have healthy boundaries in relationships and how hard it can be at times. I also have particular experience and training in working with children, adolescents and young people in primary and secondary schools and in private practice. I recently worked in a girl's state secondary school providing one-to-one therapy and counselling for students and also managed and developed therapeutic work in a number of primary schools with the charity Place2Be.
I am experienced in helping clients through counselling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm and questions of identity. I can provide child therapy that is play based and can also work with parents at alleviating distress in the whole family setting. I welcome clients of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, sexuality and gender identity and provide counselling in a safe and confidential space where everyone can feel accepted and able to be heard and respected.