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MBACP Registered Counsellor & Child/Adolescent Specialist

About me

Welcome to Reflections Therapy & Wellness

If you or your family are experiencing a difficult or challenging time in your/their  personal, educational or professional life it can help to talk to a qualified counsellor

I am a professionally qualified counsellor based in Eastleigh. I specialise in counselling  children, adolescents and young adults. Including those with High Functioning Autism or social communication or behavioural difficulties 

Choosing the right counsellor can be a minefield. I can offer a FREE initial 15 minute consultation by telephone. This would give us the opportunity to chat and discuss your expectations and whether we are comfortable to work together

As a Humanistic Counsellor I can offer you the time and space to explore how you are feeling in a non-judgmental, confidential and tranquil space. I use a mixture of both talking and play work. As your counsellor my role is to listen, support and enable us to work through the difficulties or issues together in a safe environment 

My practice is a beautiful and tranquil riverside location within a garden building. There is free street/driveway parking available 

If you would like to discuss your requirements or find out more about counselling you are very welcome to call me in confidence on 07396 595593 and leave me a message or alternatively you can email me donnalovecounselling@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

For the last 30 years, I have worked in private practise, School Counselling, Army Welfare, local Government, Childrens Services, Hampshire County Council and Hampshire Police supporting children,  adolescents and young adults during difficult and challenging times in their lives.

I hold a BAC Advanced Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, a Degree in Adolescent Studies and Psychology and have undertaken over 200 relevant training workshops, seminars and further development. I practise Humanistic Counselling and incorporate different styles tailored to my client’s individuality. These can include Person Centred, CBT and play therapy.

I worked for Hampshire Police for many years supporting adults, children and their families as victims of crimes. These included burglaries, assaults, sexual assaults, abuse, rape, male rape, sexual exploitation and domestic abuse, families affected by road death, trauma, loss, bereavement, suicide and murder.

I have worked full time as a School Counsellor supporting students aged 11-18 with presenting issues such as anxiety, bullying, school phobic, eating disorders, stress, self-harm, poor mental health, gender confusion, overly sexualised behaviours, sexual abuse, child in care, young carer, parent in prison, death of a parent.

I have extensive experience in working with children and young people who have undergone life changing experiences and have presenting issues from these. These can include PTSD, addictions; drugs, alcohol. Stress, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviours, poor mental health, self harm, family and relationship issues.

I have a wealth of experience in counselling and supporting children and young adults with high functioning Autism or social and emotional communication disorders.  I am an Autism Ambassador for Hampshire and I hold an Anna Kennedy Foundation ‘Autism Hero – Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Professional Qualifications and Experience…

BAC Accredited Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, Centra Level 3 Validated
Certificate in Counselling, Centra Level 2 Validated
Certificate in Counselling, Centra Level 1 Validated
Degree in Adolescent Studies, Southampton University
Degree in Psychology, Southampton University
CPD Accredited Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Elklan SALT trained - Speech & Language Therapy 

Hampshire Police Training…

Supporting rape & sexual assault victims
Supporting adult & child victims of sexual violence
Supporting domestic abuse victims
Supporting families bereaved by road death
Supporting child victims of crimes
Supporting victims of family abuse
Supporting families affected by suicide/murder
Supporting families affected by sexual exploitation
Supporting young women affected by FGM

Workshops, Training, Seminars, Other…

Partnership Violence
Low self esteem
Stress Awareness
Anger Management
Drugs/Alcohol/Solvents
Dealing with aggression
Substance misuse interventions
Psychology and the brain
Eating Disorders
Mental health and self-harm

Level 3 Safeguarding Award

Young Person Specific Training…

Teenage psychology
Sexual health & vulnerable young people
Eating Disorders
Stress Management
Self-harm and poor mental health
Children who abuse other children
Suicidal thoughts in children
Supporting a young person with a disabled sibling
Drugs/alcohol abuse
Sexual abuse/Sexual Violence
Domestic abuse and young people
Child offenders & the Youth Justice system
Child in Care (LAC)
Young Carers
Social media addiction
Child sexual exploitation
Young people & inappropriate relationships

Autism Specific Training…

Advanced Autism Specialist
Autism Ambassador
Supporting children with disabilities
Autism & how it affects the brain
Autism and Employability
Safeguarding disabled children
Working with High Functioning Autism and poor mental health
Depression in High Functioning Autism
SEN & sexual health: ASD
Autism: Early Interventions/ behavioural issues
Supporting parents/carers/siblings of autistic children

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am experienced in delivering one to one and group Counselling within Schools

I am experienced in supporting individuals with High Functioning Autism

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£50 - individuals aged 18 - 25 years 1 x 50 minute face to face session

£40 - young person aged 10 to 17 years 1 x 45 minute face to face session

£30 - students 

£250 – block booking discount 6 x 50 minute young adult face to face sessions

£200 - block booking discount 6 x 45 minute child/adolescent sessions

£0 - 1 x 15 minute initial telephone consultation (This is not a counselling session)

POA- organisations and corporate

24 Hours minimum cancellation notice is required for any appointments, otherwise the full fee is payable
Payment is accepted by cash or bank transfer at the session and receipts are available upon request

Payment due 24 hours prior to first session or upon arrival

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Flexible availability including evenings and weekends can be mutually arranged according to availability 

Further information

I am a member of the MBACP Counselling register and am duty bound by its Codes of Ethics and Practises (Registration no 385251)
I have professional liability insurance for my Counselling Practise
I am regularly supervised by a BACP Supervisor
I hold an up to date DBS Certificate
I can offer a discreet, comfortable and accessible venue
I can offer a discounted rate for block, organisation or corporate bookings

Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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