Donna Brown BSc Psych (Hons), Pgd Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

Donna Brown BSc Psych (Hons), Pgd Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP

East Ayrshire

East Renfrewshire

01560 322765 / 07765 616609

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About me

With my full attention, I offer a calm and reflective space for you to speak freely about whatever may be troubling you. I offer this in a confidential safe space.

I am passionate about individual potential and the creative inner strength and resilience, that supports your ability to understand and address the problems you face. I will support you non judgementally to pursue your own personally meaningful goals.

I work with all ages however specialise as a Youth Counsellor, working in community settings in the South of Glasgow. I also work with adults through EAP counselling and facilitate a bereavement support group. I run a private practice in the Southside of Glasgow and in Darvel, East Ayrshire. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP and adhere to their professional and ethical guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am experienced in providing short or long term evidence based therapeutic relationships to young people in a variety of settings, such as in Secondary Schools, GP practices, Community drop ins and Community Centres in the South of Glasgow and in Private practice.

I have experience in working with difficulties around bereavement/loss, trauma, anxiety/fear, isolation/loneliness, cyber bullying/trauma, depression, suicidal ideation/self harm, sexual identity, anger management, disability, substance misuse, self esteem/ confidence, to name a few areas I work with.

I have worked with a variety of age groups since I began my first placement in 2010 and have developed my practice and creativity to suit the needs of the person I work with.  I work from a Person Centered tradition and complement this with Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

I receive regular clinical supervision and seek out continuous professional development CPD in line with the recommendations of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My qualifications and CPD include:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Strathclyde University, 2009-11
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Counselling Skills, Strathclyde University, 2005-06
  • Psychology Degree Hons, Open University 2000-05
  • Working with young people who self-harm bacp Sept 2015
  • Tackling violence against women June 2015
  • GIRFEC May 2015
  • Keeping You in mind, mindfulness training 2014
  • Self Harm 2014
  • Working Safely On-Line 2014
  • Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy Level 1, 2014
  • Autism Awareness, 2013
  • Seasons For Growth, 2013
  • Kasp, Understanding Sexual abuse, working with disclosure, 2012
  • Legal Highs, 2012,
  • Assist Training, 2011
  • Brief Solution Focused Training, 2009
  • Mental Health Awareness, 2009

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My Counselling room is light, friendly and warm within a relaxed country setting. There is also private parking for ease of access and privacy.

I charge £40 per hour from my Darvel, East Ayrshire practice. Please note that there are stairs leading up to my counselling room which may make wheel chair access difficult.

I charge £50 per hour from my Glasgow, South Side practice.

Please feel free to phone for a chat to see if counselling is something that you might find helpful.

Maps & Directions

East Ayrshire, KA17
Glasgow, G46

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer appointments some evenings during the week, Friday morning, afternoon, evening. Saturday, morning.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme