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Bannside Counselling & Life Coaching

Chris Johnson welcomes you to Bannside Counselling & Life Coaching based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Opening at 09:00 tomorrow
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Updates

In these challenging times it is more important than ever to manage your mental health.


Testimonials

7 months ago
After my 6 weeks speaking with Chris I have noticed a huge difference in myself. I was struggling with confidence and self worth. However after only a couple of sessions he had helped me to realise what was making me feel this way and what i had to do to recover. Now finished the sessions i feel that i have the tools and knowledge to move forward and avoid falling back into that hole i was once in
- Adrian K
7 months ago
Before I started my counselling, I was lost. With the help of Chris, I have changed in so many ways, the journey has been Emotional, Spiritual, Inspirational, Thought Provoking and I have now learnt the skills to deal with my Anxiety, concentrate on Certainty no Uncertainty. I have gained valuable tools on how to deal with day to day issues when they arrive in my life, No more Pain Attacks, Stress, Worry, I now use the skills I was taught to make my life a happy environment, which it hasn't been for such a long time 5 Stars
- Daniel S
8 months ago
Just finished up 7 weeks of counseling with Chris after hitting a difficult period in my life. These sessions while on lockdown where very good in helping me identify problems and giving me the tools to help myself in the future. I highly recommend.
- Liam A

Bannside Counselling-Life Coaching Ethos

'Making counselling & life coaching services accessible in our community.'

I am all about people, and helping them navigate life's difficulties. Most are managed with the help of those close to you, sometimes though this may not be enough.  Then problems creep up and take over, you end up with nowhere to turn, caught in a spiral of negative thoughts. Now imagine having someone to help you unravel the knots and connect the dots so you find solutions that are right for you. I can create such a place where thinking patterns and perspectives change to allow new possibilities to be realised. 
 
As a integrated counsellor and life coach I draw on a variety of counselling and coaching techniques from:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Person-Centred Approach
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

My natural style is positive and action orientated; by getting in touch with the person, their problems tend to sort themselves out and attention moves to what really matters. At the heart of my approach is our relationship which is founded on collaboration, openness and trust.

Workshops

I also offer Workshops to businesses and community groups as some people can gain so much by working with others. Here ideas are bounced around and experiences shared to generate fresh patterns of thinking to achieve results. Popular Workshops are:

  • Well-being & Stress Management
  • Self discovery
  • Authentic Leaders & Teams

Areas of Counselling and Life Coaching I work with:

  • Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Career Transition
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Performance Improvement
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Work Related Stress

Counselling & Life Coaching Sessions

  • Sessions can be short term or long term and will be led by your wishes.
  • The sessions are tailor made to suit your individual needs.
  • Sessions will last for 50 minutes. Generally, sessions are weekly to help facilitate change but you can decide the frequency of your sessions

Confidentiality 

Our sessions are confidential. However, there are some exceptional circumstances when confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. These would include:

  • Risk of harm to self or others.
  • Risk of suicide.
  • If there is a Child Protection/ Vulnerable Adult issue.
  • Details of criminal activity.

Education, Qualifications & Training

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business  and Personal Coaching
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Chartered Member CIPD MCIPD
  • C & G Graduateship Award in Leadership & Management Level 6
  • BA (Hons) Modern Contemporary History
  • Queens University Level 4 Certificate Teaching & Management of Life Long Learning 
  • Ulster University Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • NVQ 5 Learning and Development
  • NEBS level 4 Diploma Management
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • ILM Train the Trainer, Stage 1 – General Stress Awareness 
    
Insurance

£5m Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Contact

Call now
  • 07708 330602

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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