Donna Hile BSc(Hons) MBACP

Donna Hile BSc(Hons) MBACP



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About me

I am committed to providing effective and focused counselling in a safe, confidential & totally non-judgemental environment. I offer a FREE initial consultation, so that you can meet me and decide, without obligation, whether I am the right counsellor for you.

I am a qualified (BSc Hons in Counselling & Psychotherapy) and experienced counsellor registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)  and work within the ethical and professional guidelines outlined by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice:

My belief is that 'you' are the expert on your life; it is not my aim to tell you how to 'change’ or to 'fix' your problems for you, rather I work alongside you in order to support you in finding your own answers.

I take an integrative approach to counselling with clients, using a variety of theoretical approaches which are beneficial to the individual and their unique concerns.  I care about the work that I do and about the people I work with. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including: coping with relationship breakdown, depression and anxiety, bereavement, challenging life events, coping with, or adapting to, the effects of ill-health, coming to terms with the long-term effects of childhood trauma or sexual abuse, loneliness / difficulty in forming relationships, negative or inhibiting personality traits or behaviours. 
My experience has been gained through a variety of organisations and with a cross section of clients. This has ranged from play therapy with primary aged children to visiting over 60s in their homes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional to my private practice, I currently work with G.P referrals as part of IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service and with children and young people aged 5- 18 in school settings.

I have worked in the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people of all ages.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training.

Disassociation Training

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrated) gained at The Sherwood Institute Nottingham.

14 years experiencing as a Careers / Personal Advisor.

Qualification in Careers Guidance (Level 4 qualification)

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am fully insured with Professional Indemnity Insurance.

I hold a current DBS certificate.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Free initial 50 minute consultation.

Adults - £38.00 for 50 minute appointment.

Children - £28.00 for 50 minute appointment.

Further information

What can counselling do for you?

Counselling can provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and emotions in order to gain a greater understanding of both yourself and your life experiences. This can be a really positive step forward in re-organising your thoughts and feelings, in developing your own solutions to difficulties and in re-building a sense of who you are and how you want to live your life.

Talking to someone in a warm, friendly and safe environment can be an extremely powerful and healing experience and can help you to feel less isolated and more and able to make sense of your life circumstances.

Counselling is a confidential process between the client and the therapist.

If you have any questions - any at all (it doesn't matter how trivial they seem to you), please email me or phone me, and we can talk with no obligation on your part.

Maps & Directions

Derby, DE3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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