Sharon Johnson

PhD Psychology (Stellenbosch)

Sharon Johnson

PhD Psychology (Stellenbosch)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Lic. Counsellor


12 Filly, The Stableyard, Grand National Boulevard
Royal Ascot, Milnerton Ridge
Cape Town, Western Cape 7441 - South Africa
Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 - South Africa

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My Approach to Helping

In working with individuals and couples, I aim to raise awareness, giving clients the power to make meaning of their lives and chart a better way forward in an integrative approach, using rational, emotional and survival brains. In dealing with marital conflict, personal trauma, stress, burnout and all types of medical issues, I combine mindbodyspirit and emotionalbody work to release cellular memories, neurophysiological blocks and trapped pain to free clients of limited beliefs and negative patterns. I prefer a positive, goal orientated look into the future rather than a problem based focus on the past. I specialise in stress and burnout and recommend self-care programmes. I design counselling around the client, utilising discussion, emotional release,energy and body realignment.

More Info About My Practice

I work individually, with couples and in groups, offering one on one counselling, marriage counselling and group counselling. I have completed my PhD, lecturing, supervising students and writing and delivering research papers and run a private counselling practice and am flexible in the hours of consultation, including mornings, evenings and weekends.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialise in rational, emotional and physical tension and trauma release because healing takes place on many levels. I have trained with some of the world's greatest healers - Dr Pat Cane, mind,body,spirit healing; Dr David Berceli, tension and trauma release exercises; Brandon Bays, emotional and cellular healing; Zeev Kolman, energetic healing; Ann Ross and Karl Dawson, emotional freedom techniques and matrix reimprinting. Whether clients suffer from anxiety, depression or difficult relationships, I offer a holistic and dynamic approach to life's positive possibilities.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Counselling opens the door to self-discovery and empowers and heals.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I feel privileged and honoured to be selected by clients to facilitate them on their healing journey, and I am always humbled by their ability to become empowered and to heal themselves. Healing is simple, it is an effortless and exciting journey, but also takes courage and determination! This approach is reflected in my client testimonials: "The session took me beyond my sense of being and into an extraordinary place of limitless possibilities. It was gentle, tough, kind, real, wholesome and ultimately forgiving. A journey worth taking." Prof AB, Dr of Psychology.

"I have felt a great lift of ugly weight, believing I had to feel and deserved all this guilt and pain and hardship. I am most grateful for a greater understanding that I can have the courage and power to heal myself. I believe this will be ongoing, to stop criticising myself and to get my self worth back. Thank you, Sharon."

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialise in working with couples seeking relationshipmarriage counselling, and individuals with personal challenges, dealing with stress, burnout, anxiety and behaviours associated with present and past traumas, such as childhood abuse, divorce and marriage conflict. I have worked with chronic disease and pain and meaning making of medical traumas, including disabilities. I work with recovery from chronic illness such as tumours and cancers. I counsel children who are not reaching their potential and adults who are searching for meaning of life and coping skills for dealing with illnesstraumas. I have been trained by international healers and trauma organisations, working with somatic and emotional release of memories stored in the body, such as transpersonal techniques and trauma releasing exercises. Having been trained in both main stream and alternative psychologies, I have developed an integrative approach, working with the three brain model of rational, emotional and survival brains.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Energy Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journey Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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