Donna Hile BSc(Hons) MBACP
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: www.bacp.co.uk
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 .
Working 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Free initial 30 minute consultation.
Adults - £38.00 for 50 minute appointment.
Children - £28.00 for 50 minute appointment. For under 14s I offer a half hour appointment for £15.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|