Donna Giovannone King Bsc. (Hons) Systemic Counselling MBACP (registered)

Donna Giovannone King  Bsc. (Hons) Systemic Counselling  MBACP (registered)

Talking Therapy
178A Whitchurch Road
South Wales
CF14 3NB

Malvern House
3 Birch Hill
South Wales
CF15 7LL

02920 810558 / 07912624230

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Talking Therapy
178A Whitchurch Road
South Wales
CF14 3NB

Malvern House
3 Birch Hill
South Wales
CF15 7LL

02920 810558 / 07912624230

About me

Hi I'm Donna, a fully qualified, experienced, genuine, caring empathic counsellor. I offer my clients a warm, friendly and non judgemental therapeutic atmosphere thus allowing them to feel safe and comfortable enough to reflect and rediscover themselves.

Over the last 12 years I have worked with people from all walks of life with issues incorporating just about every problem a human being can find themselves having to cope with. I have travelled with them  on their personal journeys, helping them to identify negative thinking patterns that may be feeding feelings of sadness, depression or anxiety, and encouraged them to build upon personal strengths and skills that can help overcome feelings of hopelessness, thus enabling them to develop a more positive attitude.

I believe everyone is unique, and everyone deals with life's challenges in different ways, together we will look at effective ways of dealing with the challenges that life throws at us, we will work collaboratively at your own pace to enable you to make choices and decisions that allow you to take control of your own life, resulting in personal growth and self awareness and empower you to formulate solutions and move forward in a positive direction.

Training, qualifications & experience


BSc Honours degree Systemic Counselling University of South Wales
Advanced Diploma Counselling Coleg Gwent
VC23 Humanistic Theory
VC25 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
VC221 The Developing Practitioner
VC22 Therapeutic Practice
MBACP - Registered member of B.A.C.P British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists


In conjunction with my continuing professional development I have also undertaken further courses:

Mental Health First Aid
A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Streetwise - Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Barriers & Solutions - Learning needs of people with serious mental illness
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
Blood Borne Viruses & HIV Training
Mindfulness & Reflective Practice


In addition to my private practice I am currently employed as a Counsellor by a Cardiff Mental Health Charity.

I facilitate Depression Management Courses over an eight week period.

I have worked within the field of mental health for several years and have sound experience of working with people with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorder.

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Accredited register membership

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  • Warm friendly counselling room


£40.00 per session individuals
£50.00 per session couples

I offer appointments weekdays, weekends and evenings

Concessions available for clients in difficult circumstances, students or block bookings.

Concessions will be negotiated on an individual basis.

Payment is by cash or cheque.

Please contact me for a free, friendly no obligation necessary chat to discuss.

Further information


I work from a ground floor, warm friendly counselling room, which can be easily accessed by public transport.  There are also several free parking spaces within close proximity.


Undergoing therapy was the best decision I've ever made for myself. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for the majority of my life and I was desperate to find a sustainable long-term solution that I could build on to help me have a happier life.

Therapy with Donna has helped me control my high levels of anxiety and better understand how anxiety feeds depression, low self-esteem and supress creativity. She provided a nurturing, safe and non-judgemental environment to help me first identify areas in my life that caused anguish and how to change them and turn my life into something far more positive. Together we have explored stratergies that have really worked for me and after what seems a lifetime of hopelessness, I am finally beginning to feel positive about life, enjoying new challenges and making a much brighter future, not only for myself but for the people I love. For me therapy has been a gift of a lifetime, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

Sara M.

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF14 3NB
Cardiff, CF15 7LL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


I offer daytime, evenings and weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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