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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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7 months ago
After finishing my counselling sessions with Chris I can now say I feel on top of the world I have took his advice and worked on what he has taught me to do everyone around me and myself can see the difference in myself after starting with him, highly recommend for anyone who is struggling đź‘Ť
- Regi D
4 months ago
Had my last session with Chris today and i can honestly say he is the BEST!! For someone who has been suffering for more than 10 years and in the space of six weeks Chris has helped me so much, it has been life changing and I will be forever grateful!! I only wish I had met Chris sooner!! Thank you so very much!!
- Sarah F
9 months ago
Just after finishing my last session with Chris. Never had counselling b4 and abit nerves about opening up to someone that's not in my circle. Chris made my feel welcome and with his advice I'm now feel better about myself and confidence is now on the up. Can't thank the Chris enough and his team. Highly recommended peepz
- Jonny L

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 

ÂŁ5m Professional Indemnity Insurance

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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
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