Donna Hird

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Huddersfield HD3 & HD1
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About me

Hi, my name is Donna. I'm a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor based in Huddersfield. I'm a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Life can change as quick as the British weather. One moment it is bright and clear, and unexpectedly it can change and become dark and gloomy. I would like to support and walk with you through the darkness.

I believe that everyone is unique also are their life stories, needs, issues and circumstances. This includes their own counselling journey. Some people may need short-term counselling whereas others may need more longer term therapy. Regardless, I will be there with you exploring your issues and helping you achieve a better understanding of self, and the impact these issues are having on you, whether it may be mild to complex trauma, anxiety, grief, relationships, self-harm, sexual abuse, exploitation or bereavement. I have worked with a diverse range of clients, this includes age ranges from 13 years and upwards, various religions, ethnicities and nationalities.  

My counselling practice involves my focus being on you (the client). I am an integrative counsellor and my main approaches are Person Centred therapy combined with a Psychodynamic approach. I would like to offer you a confidential, non-judgmental space where you feel safe and free to talk about any concerns you are experiencing. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling. 

I am a Trauma Informed Practitioner, 

I have had 80 hours of training for counselling clients over the telephone or online enabling the flexibility of working with clients all around the UK. 

I am experienced at working face to face, online and telephone counselling. 

I have worked Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield and Dewsbury Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RASAC) since 2018. My current job role here is the Child Sexual Exploitation Lead. I work with adults who have experienced childhood sexual exploitation, including the impact their trauma has had on them. 

I have knowledge in and completed continued personal development training in; Children and Young People Counselling,Trauma informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Suicide Prevention, Human Trafficking, Neuro Diversity training, Intersectional Feminism and oppression training, Self-harm and Suicide, Oppression Training, Relationships, Breakups and Separation Training, working with the effects of Sexual Abuse, Egan Short Term Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Child Sexual Exploitation. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling fees will have to be paid 24 hours in advance. However, this will be discussed during the free initial counselling appointment. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening appointments are from 6pm to 7pm. Then a later appointment of 7.45pm to 8.45pm. The 6pm sessions could be face to face or online. The later appointment time 7.45pm will be online. 

The Tree of Life Centre, The Elms, 78 New Street, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 4LD

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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