Sarah-Jane Johnson

MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist

About Me

Hi, I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist experienced in working with young people, couples and adults. I have afternoon and evening appointments available.

Looking for a therapist takes courage. Why? Because it means you have taken that first brave step to open something up that could be potentially painful and difficult, but you feel it is essential for your well-being to work through in a safe and professional setting. You may be feeling vulnerable and scared, unsafe even. I am not here to judge you or tell you what to do. I will listen to you and I will hear you. From there, we will build a relationship together in a comfortable and safe place for you to find your own answers.

All therapists have their own flaws, vulnerabilities and insecurities. We will have come to the profession through our own life experience and we have undergone our own therapy pre-qualification to enable us to resolve personal issues and to be effective in our work. We have all been clients too and may still be, so we know that apprehension, that initial fear of the first therapy session and what might be expected of us. There is nothing to fear and everything to gain. What is important for therapy to work is a willingness to engage and work with the right therapist, someone you feel really “gets you” and with whom you feel safe. Therapy can bring you empowerment and life changing results. It is sometimes a difficult path to travel, but it is a journey you will never regret undertaking.  I would love to meet you and see if we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling NCFE BACP Accredited 2007
  • Certificate levels 1-3 in Counselling Skills and Theory NCFE – 2004
  • Counselling Young People(one day workshop) – 2007

2005- 2015 Working as a school counsellor supporting secondary school pupils aged 11-16

2006-2008: Running a drop in counselling service at Guildford Action for Families

2012-2014: Running a local youth club for young people aged 11-14

Ongoing: Counsellor/Psychotherapist in private practice based in Haslemere, working with young people aged 11 upwards, students, adults and couples

2014 – ongoing: Empowerment pioneer recruited by Psychologies magazine working with Packtypes self awareness cards

2015 – ongoing: Working as a counsellor at Guildford RASASC supporting men and women who have experienced rape and/or sexual abuse

I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and adhere to their Ethical framework. I also undertake regular CPD and supervision to monitor and enable me to be continually effective in my client work.

Each person is unique and with this in mind, I bring an eclectic mix of Integrative, Person-Centred, Jungian, Solution Focussed and CBT modalities, tailored to suit individual client need.  I have worked successfully over the years with clients integrating these approaches into our therapeutic work.

Memberships & Accreditations

  • $British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Children’s Support
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Family Counselling
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Parenting Support
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Sexual Performance/Drive
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenagers and young adult support


  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees
  • My ethos is that therapy should be available for all and I am always happy to discuss concessions, dependent on individual circumstances.

Contact details

  • 07814 986356