Guy Johnson

Born in England, I moved here in 2004 and since that time I have transitioned from working in the creative industry to a career in the helping professions. I have worked as a counsellor in the following organisations; Home and Family Counselling, Family Works Northern, ManAlive, and The Youth Health Hub – HealthWEST. I now work full-time in private practice between two locations; Ponsonby and Titirangi.

Relevant qualifications include a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, a Grad Diploma in Psychology, and a BA (Hons) in Communications. Additionally, I hold certificates and ongoing training in (NVC) Non-Violent Communication, (IFS) Internal Family Systems, and Hakomi.

Supporting a diverse range of clients, I provide a respectful, intuitive, and non-invasive way of working where curiosity, pragmatism, compassion, and insight are the main drivers of the work. The primary psychotherapeutic modalities that guide my approach are; Rogerian/person-centred, Internal Family Systems, Hakomi, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), and Narrative Therapy.

I bring an honest, warm, and hopeful stance to relating with people. Having lived many experiences throughout my life, I can hold multiple perspectives across a wide range of concerns to help other possibilities for change emerge.

An established meditator and spiritual enquirer of many years, I have an authentic, experiential understanding of the journey of spiritual transformation and I enjoy sharing in these conversations if the invitation arises. Part of the work we may undertake if relevant to your needs could involve certain guided meditations to deepen your connection with awareness, acceptance, and self-compassion. Supporting others in strengthening self-compassion is a cornerstone of my practice and a fundamental aspect of healing as I see it.

Outside of work, I treasure hanging out with my kids, surfing, being in nature, painting, writing, meditating, catching up with friends, and making new ones along the way.

I look forward to meeting you 🙂