Counselling, CBT & Life Coaching
Trail through lush green forest in Codorus State Park, Pennsylvania


Prefer the great outdoors?

Walk & Talk Counselling

Shinrin Yoku

The outdoors is proven to be therapeutic for our wellbeing. I offer the opportunity to explore your issues whilst walking or just sitting in a peaceful environment.

The Japanese tradition of Shinrin Yoku  meaning

"forest bathing" harnesses the healing power of trees on the physical, emotional and spiritual self.

Counselling & CBT

LJ Counselling & Wellbeing MBACP, PG Dip CYP

Whatever is causing your storm counselling can help. Available for adults, children & young people, families and couples,  I am registered and or accreditated  with British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (BACP)  .

Life is a rollercoaster! Sometimes it's plain sailing, you are enjoying the cruise surrounded by your loved ones. The warmth of the sun on your skin and the freshness of the breeze through your hair one minute then suddenly storm clouds begin to gather. The sky gets darker and darker, the waves are larger and seemingly endless. The wind is growing stronger taking you in all directions. To stay safe you need to head for shore and anchor down.   Perhaps the lighthouse on the shore can guide you towards that safety.   

Counselling and CBT can offer that safe place in which to explore your stormy skies. A lighthouse or the safe haven of the harbour counselling offers a therapeutic, non-judgemental space to help you navigate yourself through the thunder and lightning to calmer seas.

Who is LJ Counselling & Wellbeing?

 I am an ethical, compassionate, and trustworthy counsellor offering a safe therapeutic environment in which to explore your experiences and concerns.

Counselling for me has been an incredible journey of self-awareness and growth. Using my experiences, techniques, and knowledge gained through study I believe I can offer a unique perspective on the counselling process.

As a Person-Centered counsellor, my clients are in control of their therapeutic journey. Building a trusting, non-judgmental relationship in a safe space is an important part of the counselling practice. To complement and enhance this process I integrate methods from Humanistic, Psycho-dynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Life coaching.

Finding solutions and identifying ways of dealing with anxieties and concerns come from the exploration of your thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and experiences.

Lifestyle choices can hugely affect our mental, emotional and physical selves. With a wealth of experience gained within the health & fitness industry as a coach, I offer the opportunity to draw from this to add extra insight into your sessions.

Relaxed, open-minded, and compassionate I can offer a confidential and safe environment in which to explore. Regular reviews will allow us to develop strategies and ensure the therapy is reaching your expectations.

As an Accredited Member of the BACP (registration number 744440) I adhere to high professional and ethical standards, therefore, attending regular monthly supervision and continual professional development.

Lorna K Johnson MBACP

PG Diploma In Counselling  Children & Young People


I am an Accredited Member (MBACP) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means I have attained the required level of knowledge and experience within the counselling field.

The BACP is the largest register of counsellors and psychotherapists in the UK. They are also an accrediting body that set certain standards and codes of ethics for counsellors and psychotherapists to adhere to.   


BACP House

15 St John's Business Park



LE17 4HB

General Enquiries: 01455 883300



Based at


Yoga Place Abertawe situated in Clydach offers a quiet peaceful location to hold counselling sessions.

St Johns Church, High St, Clydach


Also available at

The Horizon Therapy Centre


Qualifications & Experience

GWLAD Level 7    Coaching  & Mentoring   Module

PG Diploma Counselling Children & Young people - University of South Wales

CPCAB Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling - Neath Port Talbot College

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Neath Port Talbot College

3DTA - Transactional Analysis 101

ASD Info WALES   Certificate  of completion: Sports & Leisure  Activities Aware

BA (Hons) Tourism & Management - South Bank University, London

NCFE Level 3 Personal Trainer

YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor - London Central YMCA

Certificate of Exercise for Special Populations - Premier Global

A.P.N.T. Massage & Pregnancy Diploma

S.A.C. Holistic Health Therapy

Regent Academy Successful Nutrition

Additional Training

I am keen to develop and widen my knowledge and experience and therefore regularly attend training courses and workshops:


Most  recently:

Jan 2020:  Narcissistic Traits and Emotional Abuse (Helen Child Villiers)
March 2020:   ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) (New Pathways)
May 2020:  Understanding ADHD & Anxiety Disorder and Recovery (Mindbody Breakthrough)
May 2020:  Wales Safeguarding Procedures - Adults (New pathways)
May 2020:    Wales Safeguarding Procedures - Children and young people (New Pathways)
August 2020: Considerations for Working Outdoors (Kerri Warner MSc \TSTA)
September 2020: Solution Focused Therapy (New Pathways)
September 2020: Dealing with Angry and Hostile Parent Training (Children In Wales)
October 2020: Introduction to Eco Psychology (Natural Academy)
November 2020: Basic Neuroscience of Complex PTSD Recovery (Mindbody Breakthrough)
November 2020: Embodied Relational Therapy (Allison Priestman ERTworks)
December 2020: Body of Knowledge: Our Search for Meaning in 2020 (Lorna Evans The Wimbledon Guild)

Feb 2021: Heroin is my Mother, Alcohol my Father: Neaurobiology of Addiction (Christine Anderson The Wimbledon Guild)

March 2021: Borderline Personality Disorder and Attachement Conference (The Wimbledon Guild)

Cancer Information & Counselling Services: Volunteer counsellor 2010 - 2013

MacMillan Cancer:

Coping with Cancer.

Churches Council For South Wales:  Volunteer Counsellor 2011 - 2013

Working with Substance Misuse & Addictive Behaviours from a                                                               Relational Perspective

Working with Gender Identity.

Place2be: Volunteer Children's Counsellor 2013 - 2014

 Working with metaphor

                Attachment Theory & Self Awareness in the Counsellor

                Making Endings with Children

                Working with Difference & Diversity

                Helping Children Tell Their Stories

                Children's Emotional Wellbeing

Neath Port Talbot School-Based Counselling Service: School-Based Counsellor 2014 - 2015

The Exchange Young Persons Counselling Service: Young Persons' Counsellor 2015 - current

 Eating Disorders 2015

Prejudice, discrimination & Stereotyping.2015

How Young People Develop Identities 2016

Neuro Diversity 2017

Building Resilience In Children & Young    People 2017


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 2018

Transactional Analysis for   Couples 2018

Meet Your Inner Child 2017

Family workshop (TA) 2017

The National Counselling Society

Treating Intrusive Thoughts and  the Inner Critical Voice     2018 (Wale Oladipo)