Donna Aspinshaw MSc UKCP Accred
I work with adults who are experiencing a range of problems or difficulties in their life. Not exhaustively these include trauma, sexual, physical or emotional abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression and low mood, stress and burnout, loss, grief, relationship difficulties, bullying, harassment and feeling detached. I endeavour to understand your experience through respectful, and empathic dialogue and help trace the origin of your difficulties, bringing unconscious thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour into your awareness, thereby promoting change.
It isn't always easy to accept that you might need professional support, but you have got this far and that takes courage. The next step is choosing the therapist that fits for you.
If you would like to chat to find out more about me and how I work, I offer a free 15 minute telephone call. Alternatively you can contact me by text/email, or visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in integrative counselling and psychotherapy and I am accredited by the UKCP.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free 10-15 minutes initial telephone call for us to see how we might feel about working together. My session fees are £50 per hour. The initial assessment fee is £35. Some concessionary rates of the full session cost are available (please see my website or contact me for more information).