Donna Arnold-Jones MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor & Supervisor
How does counselling help?
A cuppa and chat with friends can often provide exactly what we need when facing difficulties in life… But what if friends’ well-intended advice just isn’t working this time? Maybe it's time for you to see if counselling can help.
How I work
Hello, my name is Donna and I’m a qualified, experienced Counsellor; I offer you a compassionate, common-sense and theoretically based approach to help you explore what is troubling you. I provide short and long-term therapy, tailored to individual needs.
This is what I won’t offer you: even more well-intended advice or opinion, nor will I promise that problems you are experiencing will be ‘solved’.
This is what I will offer you: time; such a luxury in today’s fast paced world, time to see more clearly what troubles you, time to find a way forward that’s right for you. A respectful, confidential, non-judgemental and compassionate space where together, we can develop a trusting relationship for you to feel truly heard.
New to counselling therapy?
You may be feeling unsure, ashamed or anxious about seeking professional help; this is completely okay and understandable. By reading my listing on the Counselling Directory you have taken the first step...
What to expect when we meet
The second step is an initial consultation, or full session appointment if you prefer. This is an opportunity for us to set aside some time for you to describe the difficulties you are facing. I can further explain how I may be able to support you. I hope that this initial appointment will help you to decide if you would benefit from counselling; please be assured, there will be no obligation on your part to book further sessions.
Returning to counselling therapy?
When we meet I will be interested to understand what worked well with your experiences of counselling in the past - and anything that you would like to be different this time. From this point, we can collaboratively agree the structure for future sessions for any issues that you want to address.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdA (with Merit) in Counselling, University of Greenwich:
I trained as a Humanistic Counsellor and studied Person-Centred, Gestalt and Existential theoretical models.
These approaches ensure that I place utmost importance on you, the client, at all times during our work together. I am led by you to work at a pace that feels safe, manageable and helpful.
I truly believe that this approach can facilitate growth and change - that it is possible to reach our full potential. As our therapeutic relationship strengthens, I may challenge emerging distorted beliefs that have become fixed and problematic to your sense of well-being; how you view yourself, your environment, others, the world...
Since gaining my Counselling qualification I have broadened my modalities and incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused approaches into my practice.
This ensures that I can offer practical, theoretically based interventions that are tailored to meet individual needs; after all, each and every one of us are unique, which is the complexity and delight of being human.
Post Qualification Diploma in Counselling Supervision: I provide Supervision for fellow professionals by developing collegiate working relationships, promoting safe and ethical practice, offering a supportive space to explore further learning and an opportunity to reflect, grow and re-balance.
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy:
My Counselling and Supervisory practice is underpinned by BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I attend regular Supervision and actively engage in continued professional development (CPD) to ensure my knowledge is current and relevant to client needs.
I am fully insured and have up to date criminal record checks endorsed by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).
Since gaining my counselling qualification in 2012 I have had the privilege of working in different settings and with many people from all walks of life. This has included working within hospice and prison environments.
I have worked with young people, adults, older adults and families.
I also teach on behalf of Organisations who wish to better understand the complexities of addiction and how to effectively work with substance misuse clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- 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 problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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My Counselling and Supervision practice is available from Wednesday to Friday weekly:
- An initial 30 minute consultation is charged at £20.00.
- Counselling appointments up to 6 pm are charged at £50.00 per 50 minute session.
- Counselling appointments after 6 pm are charged at £60.00 per 50 minute session.
- Limited weekend appointments are available and subject to negotiation.
- Supervision appointments are charged at £60 per hour.
Payment is due at the time of each appointment by cheque or cash.
I require a notice period of 48 hours if you cannot attend your appointment; this can allow me to offer your appointment time to other clients, who may be waiting to be seen. I will endeavour to give you the same notice period if I need to cancel your appointment.
Please note: If you are contacting me via telephone and I cannot answer, please leave a message on my confidential voicemail and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Please confirm if I can leave you a message if you are unable to answer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My Counselling and Supervision practice is available from Wednesday to Friday weekly, this includes evening appointments. Weekend appointments are subject to negotiation. Free street parking
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervisory style is first and foremost relational; my aim is to support you from a wholistic approach, which ensures that your clients receive the best possible care and your resilience remains robust.View supervision profile