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About me

Hi. I’m Donna, a Manchester-based counsellor currently offering telephone or video sessions for people aged 18+.

I can offer you the space and time to talk about what's on your mind. Perhaps you're feeling anxious, your mood is low or you feel sad? Maybe you've experienced a bereavement or life changes such as a relationship breakdown, menopause, job loss or are an empty nester? Or maybe things just don't feel ok at the moment but you know that you want things to be different. Whatever is bothering you, I will start from where you're at, working at a pace you're comfortable with. 

My work is from a person-centred perspective, meaning that you are placed at the centre of the work we do together. I value and respect your individuality and uniqueness drawing on a variety of therapeutic approaches to find ways of working that make sense for you. I offer a safe, friendly, accepting space to talk about how things are for you, free from judgment.

If you feel like we could work together, please feel free contact me if you have any questions, either by phone or email. I'm happy to have a free 20-minute phone chat to see if we are the 'right fit’ for each other.

Training, qualifications & experience

Below is a list of my counselling and other qualifications and some of the training I have done as part of my continual professional development.

  • Msc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Salford University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (Salford University)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (Manchester College)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Youth and Community Work (Huddersfield University)
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) 101 Introductory
  • Working with Shame
  • Dealing with distress: working with suicide and self harm
  • Working with relational trauma: dealing with disorganised attachment
  • Child sexual abuse: hope for healing

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Additional information

£50 per session

Manchester
M16

Type of session

Online
Phone
Donna Black (MSc Counselling And Psychotherapy, MBACP)

Donna Black (MSc Counselling And Psychotherapy, MBACP)