Step Ahead Counselling - (Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling Therapy - Saffron Walden and Beyond)
Johanna Langrish MBACP, MNCS (Accredited)
Welcome to Step Ahead Counselling, my name is Johanna. I understand that seeking support can feel daunting, it was for me too. You may feel anxious/unsure what to expect from counselling/therapy, what you might even say during sessions, or feel unclear about the kind of support you might need or receive. I would like to reassure you that these feelings are quite natural, since my clients often report having felt this way at the beginning too.
Before my counselling training, my previous career was in Project/Events Management within the Charity/Non-Profit Sector. I worked for many years within a well-known charity, then undertook a similar role within a non-profit international organisation, which champions scientists to make discoveries to benefit humankind.
From early childhood, I had an inbuilt desire to help and support individuals in distress. It was whilst undertaking my own counselling/therapy that I decided to follow my passion to help individuals improve their wellbeing, and to feel more confident about themselves and their lives.
As an adult and a qualified therapeutic counsellor, I feel privileged to be able to support my clients in their healing, self-discovery, and their journey to a more meaningful and fulfilled life.
My practice is based in Saffron Walden, where I provide face to face, online, telephone counselling and therapeutic sessions. I have a genuine interest in people and their lives and am passionate about helping them to find their voice, regardless of the method in which they choose to undertake counselling.
I work with a diverse range of people and welcome individuals from different backgrounds, religions, races, ages, genders, and abilities. I respect that we are all individual - with our own set of experiences and viewpoints.
Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
Work by and adhere to the BACP and NCS Code of Ethics
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Pathway)
Therapeutic Counselling Certificate
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Volunteer Counsellor Working with Teenagers/Young Adults 16+ at Open Door
Provide General Counselling Practice within a Counselling/Therapy/Wellbeing Centre
Undertake Regular Supervision (as required by the BACP and NCA)
For your reassurance, I hold full public liability insurance and carry an enhanced DBS check
I undertake continued professional development to ensure my professional knowledge and skills remain dynamic
I am also a French speaker
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