Donna LeMaitre BA (Hons), MBACP (Registered) Integrative Counsellor
Welcome to my profile. I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor, who also specialises in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) practicing within the organisation's ethical framework.
Integrative means I have studied various therapeutic theories, Humanstic, Psychodynamic, CBT, Mindfullness, meaning all sessions being tailored to your individual needs, short or long term, at a pace that you feel comfortable with, while helping you to explore and understand any concerns that you are experiencing at this present time.
As a non-judgmental and compassionate therapist, I provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment where you can talk, express and reflect on any difficulties and feelings that you are not be able to share with others.
Counselling can help you with those difficult times in life when you need to resolve a problem which is stopping you from achieving your personal best. I believe that there is no problem that cannot be resolved to your satisfaction and there are no limits to what can be achieved within counselling.
I have experience in working alongside individuals presenting with social and emotional difficulties, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, sudden loss, bereavement, mental illness, stress related issues, to problem solving life's stresses
I am there to listen, encouraging you to develop insight and understanding of your current difficulties and supporting you in resolving these difficulties to gaining control over your life.
What ever challenges you are facing, we can work together to explore and make sense of what is going on for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My clinical experience has been working along side a variety of clients from different cultural backgrounds, age, sexuality, religion, etc.
I currently work in the voluntary sector providing individual therapy as a Volunteer Counsellor with a mental health charity. I'm also working as a Bereavement Support Volunteer at a hospice, where I have gained extensive experience.
Level 5: Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
Level 4: Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative
Level 3: Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2: Certificate in Counselling Skills .
Introduction to Counselling
- Bereavement Counselling
- Safeguarding Adults and Vulnerable People Training
- Is there a role for Mindfulness in bereavement support?
- Working with Anger
I hold a current DBS check and am fully insured.
I engage in continual personal development (CPD) requirement of BACP
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
The number of sessions will be mutually agreed and can be short (6 or 12 weeks) or long term (open ended).
All sessions are for 50 minutes
One to One sessions at a fee of £40
Short term (6 weeks) one to one CBT sessions at a fee of £35 per session
Students Concession rates negotiable
Your first session will be an assessment, during which time I will ask a number of questions that will help you to begin talking about your difficulties. I hope that you will also start to discover how counselling may help you.
At the end of the session you will be given the opportunity to decide whether or not you would like to continue your therapeutic journey with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Thursday: Evening, Saturdays
Types of client