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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 on Monday
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9 months ago
I found Chris to be extremely friendly and approachable helping me to open up about some issues i was dealing with caused by a life changing illness. After my 8 sessions I feel that a solid foundation has been laid to continue my journey of recovery. I can’t thank him enough for all his help and advice. I would highly recommend using him.
- Adam B
5 months ago
After 6 counselling sessions with Chris I've really noticed a huge difference in myself. Chris is kind, positive, responsive and informative. I loved the analogies and explanations he gave to me to help figure things out. Thank you so much for everything Chris!
- Demi O
a year ago
I had six sessions with Christopher to help with anxiety. I found him to be approachable compassionate understanding and funny. He gave me simple tools required to keep moving forward and I am in a much happier place. Everyone should have a Chris in their lives .
- Caroline M

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.


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


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 

£5m Professional Indemnity Insurance

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Call now
  • 07708 330602

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
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