Donna Hendricks, BA(Hons), Registered Member MBABCP
I am a qualified therapist with ten years experience in a range of settings including charitable organisations, NHS and private practice. My therapy service offers counselling and psychotherapy face to face and online (live video call, telephone and email).
Much of my work involves supporting clients who have a diagnosis of anxiety and depression disorders that significantly impact on their lives and relationships.
No two people are the same. My approach considers the sense you make of your difficulties and we work together to find a way of resolving problems so that you are able to learn new skills and build resources to help you cope better.
If you're ready to start therapy and would like to find out more, please email your contact details via the link on this website. I will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours and arrange a free 30 minute consultation, where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions about your therapy. Appointment times are flexible and I offer a limited number of early morning (7.30 am start) and late evening (last appointment 7.30 pm) slots. If you're happy to proceed, we'll complete a therapy agreement, then set up a start date for weekly sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a degree in Counselling, and currently nearing completion of the second year of a 3-year Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. My work is integrative, which means I have been trained in and apply person-centred, psycho-dynamic, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches to therapy, depending on what you might find most helpful.
I am trained in the delivery of online therapy, successfully completing OCST (Online Counselling Services and Training) Certificate in Online Therapy, approved by ACTO (the Association for Counselling and Therapy online).
My experience includes working with adults with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties including bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and anger as well as complex difficulties including adverse childhood experiences (ACES), gender/cultural issues, PTSD and self-injury. Personal experience of being part of the military community means I understand the unique pressures you face; I am honoured to support serving and former members of the Armed Forces, particularly the families and servicemen and women from BAME backgrounds.
My practice in registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and I hold indemnity insurance.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult survivors of abuse
BAME mental health
Armed Forces (serving and former members and their families)
End of life
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Face to face therapy - £45 per hour*
Online - live video - £45 per hour*
Email - weekly exchanges, 48 hour response £35 per exchange
In some cases, particularly complex trauma, appointments may last up to 2 hours.
Payments by bank transfer or credit/debit card.
*Concessions for Students; Armed Forces, (serving and retired members and immediate family members); NHS and emergency service staff; over 65s.
Mon 10 am - 4 pm; Wed 12.00 pm - 6.30 pm; Thurs 10 am - 4.00 pm; Friday 1pm -4pm
*You may be asked for supporting evidence to qualify for concessions