Specialized Coaching &

Consultation Services

Gordon has a shepherd heart calling. He offers crisis support, spiritual direction, consultation, coaching, and training.

Practical support for real life problems

Relationships Anxiety / Depression Grief / Loss
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About me

Gordon Johnston is the founder and director of Side by Side. He is 63 years old, married 40 years to Diana Marie, the father of two with 4 grandsons.

Gordon has a shepherd heart calling and he is the member of the World’s Premier Christian Counseling Organization American Association of Christian Counsellors (AACC). He offers crisis support, spiritual direction, consultation, coaching, and training. Gordon is also a musician and songwriter.

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Years of Experience


My Services

Individual Spiritual Guidance

One on One Spiritual Guidance with personal issues such as : anger, depression, anxiety, relational struggles, marital challenges, parenting problems, grief or loss, career challenges, abuse etc.

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Conferencing, Seminars & Retreats

Topics that Gordon has shared include: Grief, Stress & Anxiety, Depression, Post Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Anger management, People helper trainings, men’s issues, Marital Communication & Oneness, Suicide prevention, and other topics as requested.

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Couples Intervention

Couples intervention can restore trust, assist in promoting harmony, renew hope, realign expectations, help establish new goals and strategies for future.

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Individual Spiritual Direction & Mentoring

The director / mentor and protege become sacred companions in:

hearing the voice of God, growing in awareness of His presence, following the example and teachings of Jesus, responding to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in spiritual formation.


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Coaching is a collaborative, trusting, confidential relationship in a safe environment.

The Coach comes alongside to: listen, encourage, assess, identify goals, explore strategies and interventions together towards a desired outcome. The coach can provide access to new tools and skills on this journey.


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Peer Counselling Course

The Peer Counselling Course equips students with theory, skills, information and practice; enabling informed help and support to peers in crisis, loss, grief, depression, anxiety, and / or relationship struggles of daily life.

Total 150 hours given in 6 courses.

*Disclaimer: This course has been taught in Cree Native Communities in Northern Quebec.

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My Articles

Top Article
Can Past Trauma be Restored?
August 20, 2020

Can Past Trauma be Restored?

I believe wounded and traumatized hearts can be restored from the effects of past trauma. Trauma: is ...

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I am available to offer support for any type of guidance and counseling emergencies during COVID19 crisis.