Donna Alexander - Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Donna Alexander - Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Greater Manchester

0161 445 2393 / 07766 200 100

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About me


My name is Donna and I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Since qualifying over 12 years ago I have been largely working as a Therapist representing various organisations across the Public; Government; Private and Charitable sectors, supporting clients presenting a range of matters from; work-related stress - PTSD; relationships and self-esteem; anxiety through to complex mental health disorders.

Underpinning my practice and philosophy lies a client centred approach. The style in which I engage is diverse and liberal, seeking to work at depth with a client's need. During 2019 I established a private practice - based in Manchester. My practice provides approaches to meet 'What's needed right now' and 'For the long term'

Seeking a single interaction:

  • Single-Session Therapy (as named by Windy Dryden) A swift pathway to gaining help at the point of need. (3 separate interactions including Telephone and Face2Face)

Short term/longer term therapy

  • Face to Face/Telephone Therapy sessions are underpinned in a person centred philosophy of humanistic therapy, though take an integrative and individualised theme, to meet the needs of the client. (the therapeutic hour is 60 minutes)

Inner Child Therapy

  • Parks Inner Child Therapy is a stand-alone model of therapy providing an unobtrusive approach to lasting change, primarily formulated to address abuse in childhood, though leans itself well to understanding negative behaviours and crippling limiting beliefs born from unhealthy relationships. Session duration 1.5 - 4hrs (assessment required)

PICT sits inside my therapeutic philosophy in supporting the person to be the best they can be for themselves, focusing on observing, repairing and restructuring ‘out of date’ hurts/information for the outcome of a more informed and assertive you, which it executes using a non-intrusive methodology - PICT frees us from unpleasant past events. With an increased public awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), being a qualified PICT Practitioner, delivering the PICT model has become a significant part of my practice.

With exception of the ‘Quick Change’ model in PICT, generically my practice does not offer a sliding fee scale to sessional therapy, nor do I require my clients to commit to blocks of therapy.

Exceptions to this are Seasonal .. (please read additional information)
All sessional work is subject to availability

Alongside my private practice, I assess clients for a specialised counselling service and provide therapy support within a Women’s only Rape Crisis centre. I also act as an Affiliate counsellor for private clients and EAP services.

Making Contact

The work of talking therapy isn’t without challenge, so I respect that starting the process can be uneasy. The journey needs to be thought through, has to be right for you!  It would be of value to read many Therapist profiles, and reach out to those that interest you, as this relationship is a very important one. Should you wish to make contact with myself, I always encourage a non-commitment telephone call, just text or email if you'd like me to get in touch.

Additional Information

From my years of working across services, it has been apparent that the demand for therapy escalates during the Winter season. The start of a New Year also prompts reflection on change, and it's a time at which I want to consider how I can meet this in line with my own ethical philosophy?

During December to end January, I’m opening a window for reduced sessional rates, maximum of 4 sessions per client - either Telephone or Face to Face interactions, available to new, existing and previous clients (.. it’s not uncommon for a person to want to return, with sometimes a completely unrelated matter)  With exception to PICT - all pre-paid sessions are to be scheduled and completed by 31/03/2020 (Terms will apply - please enquire)

Kind regards


Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Diploma - 2007

Counselling Degree - 2010

PICT Practitioner Training - 2018

Further to be added

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inner Child.


Telephone - £45.00

Face to Face - £50.00

PICT (fees apply to optional timescales - please enquire)

Single Session - £80 (3 interactions over 21 days)

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Gated car park. Two central tram stations in very close proximity. Public transport and rail services close by.


My practice operates a 7 day flexible diary. At the time of your interest - please make an enquiry for the current availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme