Johanna Lakin | Accredited Counsellor | Carlisle | NCPS

Johanna Lakin

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-02403

Location: Carlisle

I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist educated to masters level. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you view your place in the world.

I seek to be curious to the experiences you have had which have caused you to feel disconnected from yourself, your emotions and perhaps from those around you. In my experience, it is this disconnection that is at the root of all emotional distress and therefore we will dedicate time to explore and better understand it.

It is through this shared curiosity, exploration and discovery as therapist and client, that we can start to work to re-engage with your feelings, learn to hear what they are communicating and with time, allow you to become reacquainted with your authenticity. If you wish to reach out, please call or email where we can arrange a free first appointment.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    MA Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy

    BSc (Hons) Psychology

    Level 1 Emotion Focused Therapy
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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