Frankie Johnson believes that developing our self-awareness is fundamental if we are to achieve the happiness and fulfilment we desire in our lives. He offers clients a space that is safe, supportive and non-judgmental where they can discover, explore and understand their thoughts feelings and behaviours. Frankie understands that this may take time and is aware the importance of working at his client’s pace to facilitate healthy, lasting and positive outcomes.
Working as an integrative psychotherapeutic practitioner Frankie has developed an interest in helping clients understand how their early relationships with parents, carers, family and peers shape how they relate to others and impact their current relationships. As a result, Frankie has experience of helping clients who have faced depression, anxiety, low self-worth; identity issues, work-related stress, substance and behavioural addictions, and anger problems. He understands how they can be connected to thoughts and feelings that developed in early childhood.
For over 10 years Frankie worked as an Independent Service Provider in schools and Pupil Referral Units delivering mentoring and self-development programmes that enabled young people to make positive life choices. While helping young people manage problematic behaviour Frankie recognised the importance of offering ‘here and now’ coping strategies as they explored the underlying issues. Frankie now successfully applies this knowledge and skill in his therapeutic practice – adeptly bringing together aspects of the different types of therapy in a manner that is sensitive to each client’s individual need. By living and working in a multi-cultural environment as both mentor and therapist Frankie has developed a knowledge and understanding that allow him to work empathically and effectively with a wide range of client groups.
Frankie has a BA Hons degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Sociology / Social Psychology), an Advanced Level Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and is a registered member of the BACP. He is currently in the process of attaining a specialist master’s degree (MSc) with a focus on the psychology of addictive and repetitious behaviours. Frankie works in Private Practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting.