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Donna Giovannone King Bsc. (Hons) Systemic Counselling MBACP (registered)

Cardiff CF15 & CF14
02920 810558 02920 810558 07912624230 07912624230

About me

Hi I'm Donna, a fully qualified, experienced, genuine, caring empathic counsellor. I offer my clients a warm, friendly and non judgemental therapeutic atmosphere thus allowing them to feel safe and comfortable enough to reflect and rediscover themselves.

Over the last 12 years I have worked with people from all walks of life with issues incorporating just about every problem a human being can find themselves having to cope with. I have travelled with them  on their personal journeys, helping them to identify negative thinking patterns that may be feeding feelings of sadness, depression or anxiety, and encouraged them to build upon personal strengths and skills that can help overcome feelings of hopelessness, thus enabling them to develop a more positive attitude.

I believe everyone is unique, and everyone deals with life's challenges in different ways, together we will look at effective ways of dealing with the challenges that life throws at us, we will work collaboratively at your own pace to enable you to make choices and decisions that allow you to take control of your own life, resulting in personal growth and self awareness and empower you to formulate solutions and move forward in a positive direction.

Training, qualifications & experience

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc Honours degree Systemic Counselling University of South Wales
Advanced Diploma Counselling Coleg Gwent
VC23 Humanistic Theory
VC25 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
VC221 The Developing Practitioner
VC22 Therapeutic Practice
MBACP - Registered member of B.A.C.P British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

TRAINING/CPD

In conjunction with my continuing professional development I have also undertaken further courses:

Mental Health First Aid
A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Streetwise - Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Barriers & Solutions - Learning needs of people with serious mental illness
Domestic Abuse Awareness Training
Blood Borne Viruses & HIV Training
Mindfulness & Reflective Practice

WORK & EXPERIENCE

In addition to my private practice I am currently employed as a Counsellor by a Cardiff Mental Health Charity.

I have worked within the field of mental health for several years and have sound experience of working with people with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia and Personality Disorder.

I am also currently working for the Domestic Abuse Prevention Team in the Vale of Glamorgan.

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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

£40.00 per session individuals
£75.00 per session couples

I offer appointments weekdays, weekends and evenings

Concessions available for clients in difficult circumstances, students or block bookings.

Concessions will be negotiated on an individual basis.

Payment is by cash or cheque.

Please contact me for a free, friendly no obligation necessary chat to discuss.

Further information

LOCATION

I work from a first floor, warm friendly counselling room, which can be easily accessed by public transport.  There are also several free parking spaces within close proximity.

TESTIMONIAL

Undergoing therapy was the best decision I've ever made for myself. I have suffered with depression and anxiety for the majority of my life and I was desperate to find a sustainable long-term solution that I could build on to help me have a happier life.

Therapy with Donna has helped me control my high levels of anxiety and better understand how anxiety feeds depression, low self-esteem and supress creativity. She provided a nurturing, safe and non-judgemental environment to help me first identify areas in my life that caused anguish and how to change them and turn my life into something far more positive. Together we have explored stratergies that have really worked for me and after what seems a lifetime of hopelessness, I am finally beginning to feel positive about life, enjoying new challenges and making a much brighter future, not only for myself but for the people I love. For me therapy has been a gift of a lifetime, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

Sara M.

Talking Therapy
178A Whitchurch Road
Cardiff
South Wales
CF14 3NB

Tongwynlais
Cardiff
South Wales
CF15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I offer daytime, evenings and weekend appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

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