W Johnson Counseling

Midway this way of life we’re bound upon

I woke to find myself in a dark wood

Where the right road was wholly lost and gone.

How I got into it I cannot say

Because I was so heavy and full of sleep

                                 When first I stumbled from the narrow way

The opening stanza of Dante’s The Divine Comedy articulates a truth for every individual, group and corporation. There is a point in every journey when life will “awaken” us and from which we will discover whether we have the “right stuff” within, to negotiate the “unexpected” in whatever form it reveals itself.

Coaching is a modern term to describe the process of temporary companioning i.e. walking with someone in a mode of listening and reflecting. This can facilitate judgment and decision as to a way forward. It can offer an awakening opportunity to consolidate awareness of the presence or absence of the “right stuff”.

Wallace Johnson is a psychotherapist and counselor who has been engaged in executive support services for 23 years. Wallace trained as a contemplative monk for thirteen years and was ordained a priest in 1975. He commenced training as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1978 and resigned from priesthood the following year. He was granted membership of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and Counselors in 1981 and returned to Australia the following year.

Wallace has a wide and varied experience in dealing with individuals and groups. He has worked with and provided consultation services to prisoners before the Courts; supported executive management teams in educational institutions; provided supervision and support to executive management teams within Federal and State Statutory authorities; been a consultant on selection panels for Senior Executive positions; and consulted to the leadership teams of religious institutions. Wallace conducts a private counseling practice for individuals and those seeking to improve their relationships both at an individual and a professional level.

Wallace has been married for 27 years and has two adult sons. He resides in Brisbane.

Phone: (07) 3349 0185


Address: 2 Fleetwood Street Macgregor Qld 4109