Donna Homewood

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Dip (Diploma) Counselling, IMRS (Image Rescripting),MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you feeling lost, tired, overwhelmed, lonely or struggling in a relationship or with a family member or a career path and uncertain how to navigate your situation? There is probably lots of reasons why you are here reading this and I know from experience asking for help is really the toughest step to take. Trust me, any step is better than no steps taken! 

My aim is to provide you with a safe and supportive environment wherein you can explore what is troubling you, and sometimes you don't know why you even feel a certain way, but by exploring together I can  help you find the links that you have been missing in your life and where you can really gain those "ah ha" moments as to why your life is the way it is. In reality from my experience, these wonderful moments will really help you build the confidence to make the appropriate changes in your life and move forward and start to begin to enjoy  life again and manage life challenges with more calmness and ease.

Life can sometimes not go exactly to plan either by our own or others' choices, or situations beyond our control.  This can lead to unpleasant experiences and resisting unwanted emotions which can leave us sometimes feeling stuck, incapable of making sense of what's going on, but with the techniques I use and your willingness to change, then your perspective on life will have a whole new meaning for you. The results can be very freeing. 

I also have experience of supporting Adults with childhood trauma (ch-PTSD) by way of the Advanced Image Rescripting technique which has been found to be very effective in relieving the symptoms of childhood post- traumatic stress.

I offer counselling for a broad range of presenting concerns, including relationship difficulties and breakdown, anxiety and depression, stress at work and post traumatic stress (PTSD). My working days are Monday - Friday 9.00 - 7.00 pm.

My practice is to arrange an initial 20 minute session, for which I can offer for free  so that we can judge whether we will be able to work productively together. I welcome enquiries from both Adults and young people (17+).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified in Person Centred training.

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Level 6 in Image Rescripting Therapy for Adults with childhood-Post traumatic Stress Disorder ( ch-PTSD )

I have worked as a counsellor in Canterbury College working with young people ( 17 plus) 

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for (CCS) Community Counselling Service in Canterbury  Canterbury.

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Frontline 19 -  NHS Employees

Member organisations

BACP
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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

If you wish to come to counselling regularly, our sessions will last for 50 minutes on a weekly basis,  however many sessions you wish to attend. The length of time we work together can be short or long term which can be reviewed as our work progresses.

Initial 30 minute assessment is free and for each session thereafter is £50.00 and for IMRS therapy the session is £70.00.

When I work

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Further information

I am currently working on the Zoom platform which is very effective and also saves on costs of travelling for you (client) and have counselling in the comfort of your own surroundings. 

Ramsgate, Kent, CT12

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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Donna Homewood
Donna Homewood