Donna Clements; MBACP, Adv Dip Humanistic Counselling, FdA Counselling

Donna Clements; MBACP, Adv Dip Humanistic Counselling, FdA Counselling

Aspire Therapies
120 London Road

07769 945 723

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Aspire Therapies
120 London Road

07769 945 723

About me

I am a qualified Person-Centred/Humanistic Counsellor, I have been trained in a variety of other counselling theories which I can integrate into my model of working to best suit the needs of each presenting client. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P), which means that I adhere to a professional code of ethics, these can be found at I also have appropriate CPD and Professional Indemnity Insurance to ensure that my work is both safe and of a high standard.

I have experience of working with both adults and teenagers within the counselling setting and can work with a broad range of issues. I work with each presenting client in a way which best suits their needs, drawing upon my training and understanding of the best uses of various techniques within the counselling relationship.

I have always had a love of people, even as a child there was a willingness to help and listen to people as they struggled in their problems. I guess counselling was always the natural progression for me in my adult life, and whilst my children were young I studied, finding even more that it felt like the right career choice for me.

As part of my study I experienced first hand at how beneficial counselling can be, they say that ‘you can’t take somewhere where you haven't been yourself’ and that’s very true. I know how difficult counselling can sometimes be, but with perseverance I also know how rewarding it can be. I know that life isn’t always easy, there are times that we need a helping hand. When our usual coping strategies (i.e. off-loading to friends/family or absorbing ourselves in hobbies) stop working, this is when I believe, a counsellor who is on the outside of the situation can be a crucial tool in getting through.

My focus is to create a counselling relationship with each client that allows them to feel at ease and totally understood.

My Training has been varied and I am qualified in the use of C.B.T techniques, Transactional Analysis, Focusing (mind and body attunement) and Hypnotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Counselling Skills (2006)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (2007)
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2010)
FdA Degree in Counselling (2011)
Spiritual Healing Practitioner Training (2013)
Course in Hypnotherapy (2015)

I have experience in working as a counsellor within a secondary school, as well as private practise and working voluntarily within the counselling agency O.A.C.S in Benfleet.

Member organisations



Each counselling session costs £35 reduced to £30 for counselling students. I am able to facilitate evening and weekend appointments for those who work 9-5. Please feel free to call or email for more information.

Maps & Directions

Benfleet, SS7 5SQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults