About me

Donna is a fully qualified counsellor with a  psychology degree.She has fourteen years experience & previously ran 1-1 counselling where she saw individual clients. She has now expanded with One Stop Counselling Services which covers the whole of Dorset. We do employers assistance programmes where we assist local companies with counselling their staff. We offer many forms of counselling ranging from couples, groups, Skype & families. We are a very friendly team & pride ourselves with our down to earth attitude.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a European Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Bsc in Psychology. I am experienced in Addictions, depression, domestic violence, young people, grief, loss and relationship difficulties.

However I feel confident to manage most difficulties with which the client may present.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees are £45.00 for 50 minutes and concessions are offered for corporate companies, unemployed, students, elderly & sick.

Further information

I am working towards accreditation and working within the ethical framework of BACP and in regular supervision. We hold full indemnity insurance & have over ten years experience in counselling.

Coastal Practice
One Stop Counselling Services
Strouden Park

11 Dunyeats Road
BH18 8AA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Monday-Saturday daytime & evening appointments available in three locations, Boscombe, Strouden Park & Blandford.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Donna Matthews

Donna Matthews