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.
Years of Experience30
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.Let's talk
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.Let's talk
Couples intervention can restore trust, assist in promoting harmony, renew hope, realign expectations, help establish new goals and strategies for future.Let's talk
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.
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.
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.Let's talk