Hello, welcome to Talking Perinatal
My aim is to help parents cope with mental health and wellbeing changes during the antenatal and postnatal period.
I am a qualified Counsellor and CBT Therapist and am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework, my work is supported with regular clinical supervision. As a practitioner I also recognise and work within the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines around antenatal and postnatal health. For example if a client is experiencing levels of anxiety or depression above moderate levels, that is at severe level then I will refer onto specialist services.
I've had the privilege and joy to work with many parents and their babies both short and long term. First in 2012 in the voluntary sector and later on in the Health Trust, community and in home settings. Working in early intervention and perinatal health I wholly support and recognise the importance of mental health and wellbeing for parents whether you are a first time or many times a parent.
Special interests include parental attunement, attachment as well as sleep.
I also welcome those who have experienced adverse childhood experiences who are now parents themselves.
Outside my therapy services, I am an experienced facilitator/ coach. I also continue in education lecturing in counselling studies
Elizabeth Johnston, founder of Talking Perinatal
"Pregnancy and early childhood is both an exciting and challenging time. In this ever changing world and in reality, from time to time we all need a little help and support and this is ok, so reach out, I'm here and ready to listen
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CPCAB L5 Dip Cognitive Behaviour Theory/ Skills
CPCAB L4 Dip Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB L3 Cert. Counselling Studies
CPCAB L2 Cert. Counselling Skills
Dip. Coaching Neuro Lingistic Programming (OR)
Cert. Attachment in the Early Years (OU)
Cert. Addressing Post natal Depression (UOE)
Cert. L1 Adverse Childhood Experience (ASCERT)
Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
Facilitation: Mellow Bumps, Solihull Parenting
Incredible Years & GroBrain
Instructor: Infant Massage (IAIM)
Baby Yoga (HOB)
Tutor: CPCAB Approved
Justice in the Community Award 2013
Finalist: Mentoring services
Employee of the Year Award 2019:
Finalist: Mental Health & Wellbeing services