About Donna

Are you constantly focussing in-wards on areas of your life hoping you are doing well in them but lacking in self belief causing you to fall down the rabbit hole leading to stress, worry and even anxiety? Are your relationships, your career, your education or your health being effected by these intrusive thoughts? Are these feelings of anxiety and stress leading you to withdraw from the world and leaving you with a deep sense of sadness? 
This may feel like an overwhelming time in your life but I can help you to shift these feelings, I will provide a safe and nurturing space so you feel comfortable and secure enabling you to explore openly and honestly this uncertain time in your life.
I work in an integrative way calling on different models of therapy as I believe we are all unique and your counselling is unique to you. Finding what works well for you is important to me, I want you to feel accepted for who you are allowing your confidence to grow in a warm and empathic environment. We will gently explore so you are able to express what you are thinking and feeling and if at times you struggle to verbalise how it is for you, thats ok, we work creatively to help communicate what your world feels like for you.
Committing to therapy can feel daunting, thats why I offer a free initial session of 30 minutes to see if we “get on” and answer any questions or queries you may have. This can be done online via video link or by telephone.
You can also visit my website which may give you a better feel for how I work, it also includes a FAQ page. 
Client Focussed
Compassionate
Creative
Calm
Honest

Specialisms

Donna's Rates

In Person

£45.00 (Individual)

Phone

£45.00 (Individual)

Video

£45.00 (Individual)
Donna

Get to Know Donna

Why did you choose to become a therapist?

That's a big question to answer and I have been asked many times before and I still can not actually pinpoint the moment I said to myself "I want to be a therapist". I have always been drawn to the psyche of the person even from a very young age. I was always told "you have a very wise head on young shoulders", I guess that was because I naturally understood peoples emotions and reacted to them empathically. Later in life I was naturally drawn to caring and supporting professions and just knew it was a natural path for me to follow. Picking the right time and having the funds to do was my only hold up.....thankfully 15 years ago I got my opportunity and now is exactly where I want to be!

Why do you think integrative therapy is the most effective form of therapy?

We are all unique....what works for one person may not work for the next. This is how I see integrative therapy working as it's so adaptable...adapting to the individual and the uniqueness of that individual.

How would you describe your therapy session & approach?

The therapy session belongs to the client and so my approach is always to be mindful of their needs and whether I can meet them. I allow the space to move freely and when I feel it is right for the client I may offer guidance, challenges or trying a different approach if the client feels "stuck" in any way. The session is bounded and held by my professionalism which includes working within the frameworks of ethical bodies.

What are your Top 3 professional achievements so far?

I am very proud of recognising that I have the experience and knowledge to run a successful private practice. I still love to expand and adapt my knowledge and have in the past 12 months trained and qualified as an Online Therapist. Adding to the continued journey of learning and expanding knowledge I have recently undertook training to become an Eco/Walk & Talk Therapist.