Graham Johnston


Type of therapy I provide

I draw on a range of evidence-based approaches, but in particular I will help you challenge the way you think about your life, and to behave in new ways. We won’t just talk about the causes of your problems, like a lot of therapy. Therapy is expensive, so we’ll be working together on improving your life from the first session. It won’t necessarily be easy, but if you work hard, you’ll start seeing benefits quickly. 75% of people who have had therapy say they benefited from it. Why shouldn’t you? 

I have a particular expertise and interest in the science of attachment, which explores how relationships filled with stress or neglect can cause damaging responses. This is particularly helpful in working with couples – understanding why each partner acts in the ways they do – and helping them respond together in new ways to the specific attachment histories they bring to their relationship.

Who I see

I tend to work with people that – despite their problems – are doing well in their lives. It might seem from the outside that they’re doing fine and don’t need help, but underneath, maybe in a specific part of their life, they’re really struggling. Typically, this is people who work in highly pressured jobs ranging from senior executives to professional sport. My professional background helps me understand their specific challenges. Often, people come to me, whether as individuals or couples, because they’re struggling to make their relationships work – at work, at home with their partners and children.

Coaching and Consulting

I moved away from senior positions to train as a coach and therapist. Now, as the co-Director of The London Centre for Applied Psychology, I offer consulting to businesses interested in improving the wellbeing and mental health of their teams. I also offer executive coaching to managers and leaders.

What I can help with

I have over a decade of experience improving the lives of those interested in making positive changes – whether they have depression, anxiety, addictions or relationship challenges. I love what I do, and that drives me to ensure that you’re not wasting your time and money. If I don’t think I’m best placed to help, I’ll let you know straight away and provide you with some recommendations for someone who will be well-placed to help.

I work online

I’ve been working solely online for more than two years. The vast majority of people who come to me for help appreciate how convenient it is for them. They don’t have to travel to someone’s office or house, and can fit it in during the working day when an in-person session simply wouldn’t be feasible. The evidence suggests it makes no difference to whether you’ll find our work beneficial.


My sessions start at £100 for a 50 minute session.

I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapists.
I'm a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I obtained an MBA at Imperial College, London.
I trained at The Bowlby Centre, the UK's leading centre for training in attachment theory. Until recently, I was also its Director of Policy.
Prior to training as a therapist, I worked for over fifteen years in senior positions for the UK Government, specialising in policy, strategy and operations at the Home Office.
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