Donna Breed BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy / MBACP
Hello, my name is Donna Breed.
I am a qualified practitioner and BACP member. My training is BACP accredited to ensure a high standard of safe and ethical practice.
Looking for a counsellor can be daunting and the prospect of sharing difficult experiences and feeling vulnerable can be overwhelming. As part of my intensive training, I undertook three years counselling, and so I understand just how difficult it can be from the client's perspective.
As a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor, I hold an optimistic view of people - being all with the potential to grow, change and develop. I work integratively; being that I incorporate knowledge and techniques that compliment the Humanistic philosophy and enhance the quality of the counselling relationship.
I do not want to give advice or tell you what to do. Instead I offer my understanding, acceptance and empathy alongside you in your journey. My role is to help you explore and make sense of your experiences; to be both supportive and at times, challenging - in the safe and confidential space of the counselling room.
The counselling relationship is an active and collaborative process. I aim to promote empowerment, so that you may be self –directive and make your own choices for positive change, to reach your potential and lead a more fulfilling life.
I offer counselling for adults aged 18+.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have experience in working with both children and adults through various charitable counselling services in the East Midlands area. In particular I have worked with trauma survivors and specialise in supporting victims of rape.
I have regular ongoing supervision to ensure safe and ethical practice.
I am committed to my personal and professional development, and attend relevant CPD workshops. These have included:
- Anger, Rage and Relationship and the link between Rage and Shame
- Working creatively with Anger
- Principles and Methods of Relationally Focused Integrative Psychotherapy
- Living with Dissociation
- Awareness on Eating Disorders
- Safeguarding Children and Adults
- Domestic Violence Awareness Training
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Lack of Fulfillment
- Lack of Motivation
This meeting lasts for 50 minutes and is to give us the opportunity to meet each other, understand the nature for counselling and talk about the counselling process.
In this initial meeting we can understand your needs and goals for counselling, discuss what may work for you and design the therapy towards your specific needs. If you are happy to, we can then contract together and establish the length, cost and meeting times of counselling. Counselling can last for just a few sessions, or it may continue over several weeks or months dependent on the situation of the individual and it is therefore best to discuss this at the beginning of the relationship.
If you then decide counselling is right for you, we can start the following session. Each counselling session is 50 minutes and is £40.
Each session is 60 minutes and is £45 or 90 minutes at £60.
- Evenings available: please contact me with any questions
- Disability: Please contact me for reasonable adjustment(s).
- Parking: There is pay and display parking available on London Road, at the Odeon Cinema and Iceland.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Types of client