About me

Life has its ups and downs and sometimes we just need a little support to help us through those tough times.

I understand that admitting we are not coping and talking about issues that are painful such as conflict, loss, trauma, anxiety and depression can be really difficult; so I provide a warm, empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic space that will hopefully feel safe enough for you to open up so we work effectively together.

My goal is to help empower you to seek solutions and work through whatever issues are impacting your life, relationships and sense of wellbeing.  I’ll ask you to be curious as you explore the areas in your life that you are not comfortable with, which will increase your self-awareness and personal growth. I will help equip you with the tools you need, that you can draw on even after our therapy has concluded.

I work in an integrative and holistic way, which simply means I draw on a range of therapeutic interventions that will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings.

I qualified in 2006 and have many years of experience helping people work through challenging life circumstances. I offer short or long-term therapy.

My specialism is working with trauma and supporting survivors of sexual violence; which I currently do working in a Rape and Sexual Abuse charity alongside, being a qualified mediator and seeing private clients.

If you would like to know more, please do contact me. I offer a free 15-minute initial telephone appointment for us to get a sense of if we could work together; as finding the right therapist is integral to your counselling journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Couples Counselling Toolkit
  • NCFE Certificate in Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Empowering Female Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • I have many years of experience and continued professional development training working with loss and grief, and trauma
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Unconscious Bias training
  • Qualified Mediator

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

Sessions start from £60 and can be discussed further in initial telephone consultation


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Donna Haynes

Donna Haynes