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Debbie Johnson: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Mindfulness trainer, Karuna Contemplative Counsellor, Psychodynamic Counsellor, Psychedelic informed psychotherapist.

Training, qualifications, and experience

I am a trainee psychoanalyst with the Philadelphia Association founded in 1965 with R.D.Laing. I am a Counsellor and Mindfulness trainer. I have over 20 years’ experience working within the caring profession.

I provide a non-judgemental safe space where difficulties can be explored and given time and space to be thought through and given words to describe with complete confidentiality.

I have worked in the NHS, MIND, Maggie’s Cancer Centre, Ease Well Being and in private practice. I have worked with groups and individuals with anxiety and depression or just not feeling right in the world, through to Psychosis, Cancer, PTSD and severe mental illness.

I am currently working in the NHS at Kings College as a psychotherapist in the PsiDer Psychedelic trials for treatment resistant depression. I also teach psychologists, doctors and consultants, Mindfulness Based Cognitive therapy via the Practitioner Health Service, a service that provides health care for NHS staff in England.

Prior to working as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked as a mindfulness trainer and meditation instructor teaching groups and one to one mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) since 2012.

I started working in the caring profession as an Acupuncturist in 2003.

I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The British Association of Mindfulness- Based Approaches (BAMBA) whose code of ethics I abide by.

Primary qualifications

  • Trainee in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy @ Philadelphia Association 2020-2024
  • Diploma in Counselling City Lit 2019-2020
  • Certificate for Karuna Contemplative Psychology @ Karuna Training 2018-2020
  • Introductory Course Philosophy and Psychotherapy @ Philadelphia Association 2008-2009
  • M.A. Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches @ The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University (MBCT /MBSR) 2018
  • Teaching Mindfulness in Schools @ The Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University 2012
  • Mindfulness in Medicine and Psychology with Jon Kabat Zinn @ University of Oxford Mindfulness Research Centre 2010