I am a qualified therapist registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have 12 years' experience offering emotional and psychological support to adult clients in voluntary, private and NHS settings. Through my degree in Counselling, I have learned and applied different models of therapy, my core training being the Person-centred approach. I have a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy where I have been trained in the knowledge and application of evidence-based treatments for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety and depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, self esteem, social anxiety, OCD and panic.
I start with the assumption that I am not the expert regarding your experience: you know better than I do how things affect you. Most importantly, my approach asks not what is wrong with you, but what has happened to you. Together, I hope we can create a space where you feel heard, valued, understood and respected. I endeavour to get to know your world. I’ll be respectfully curious, and sensitive to your needs. I hope through our time together you will see things more clearly, have deeper insight and greater hope for the future.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #31894
So far a great help. Seems very calm and wise, would recommend one thousand %.
Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties
Donna makes you feel able to tell her what you need or what you are feeling. She is not judgmental and ensures you don’t feel alone in your thoughts and experiences
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Donna made me feel so at ease from my first session. She has a calming tone and good sense of humour and the conversation flows so easily! Donna always helps me to understand the reason behind my thoughts, feelings and experiences and allows me to feel reassured. I feel as though Donna has helped me progress weekly by giving me ways to cope with situations as well as watch videos and reading more information outside of our sessions. I have been talking about her to all my friends and family and I am so grateful for all her work and care:)
Written on Sep 15, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
This is my first month on BetterHelp and Donna was my first therapist, I haven't felt the need to change therapist at all as Donna knows exactly what she's doing, she's friendly, approachable and explains her theories eloquently. She makes me feel understood and offers .e practical ways to handle my concerns. I'm very grateful for her.
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
An awesome therapist! Explains everything simply and in detail; great listener.
Thank you for the positive experience!
Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I am so happy that I was matched with Donna on BetterHelp. She is an experienced therapist who is engaged, listens carefully and helps me deal with major issues and cope with the day-to-day. She has taught me useful tools and helped me to increase my ability to understand myself.
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Donna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem