About me

Everyone faces times in their lives when things feel too much to cope with, at such times counselling can be a great help.

As the old maxim says 'a problem shared is a problem halved'

Being able to talk openly and freely about things that are troubling you in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential setting enables you to gain insight into your feelings and actions.

Client feedback says that you can expect a warm, friendly welcome from an approachable and experienced professional. Putting you at your ease and enabling you to relax and talk about your concerns openly and freely, supporting you to work through those concerns and emerge with self understanding and increased confidence to deal with the challenges you are faced with.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSC(hons) Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Introduction to Neurolinguistic Programming
Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Introduction to Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Certificate in working with Emotional Eating Behaviours
Certificate in Grief, Loss and Bereavement

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotional eating


Additional information

£40 per hour
Concessions may be available for low incomes
Home visits possible for those with significant mobility difficulties, additional charge will be made for mileage/travel time


Some evening and Saturday morning appointments available in addition to usual working hours

Brompton On Swale
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Amanda Donkin

Amanda Donkin