Donna O Neill

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Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18
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About me

My name is Donna Marie, I am a fully qualified therapist, and a member of the BACP.  I am based in forest row East Sussex. I have always worked with people. I am passionate about creating an environment to facilitate change. I love nature and walking with my dog. 

I am aware of how challenging it can be to find a therapist. I am an experienced person-centred therapist, and I also work creatively, depending on what preferences you may have. I have attended various courses and I have life experience with ADHD and addiction. I was a carer for several years, working at hospices and care homes. I would be honoured to support you in whatever it is you might need to work through. I have worked with anxiety and depression, and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Levels 1,2,3 in counselling.
  • 4,5 foundation degree in person centred counseling.
  • ADHD level two Cache.
  • Children and young people's workshop.
  • mental health first aid, level two cache.
  • A therapist  for carers support since 2020.
  • Volunteer at Samaritans in 2005.
  • GDPR training 
  • Safe guarding level two cache 
  • Self harm and suicide level two cache

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.

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 have first hand experience with ADHD and addiction. Im also aware how difficult some relationships might be. I have experience of working as a carer and I know how hard this can be and also rewarding. I have lived  experience   of depression and anxiety and how this can affect your motivation and the feelings of guilt and lack of confidence you may be experiencing. 

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£30.00 - £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

 I offer a sliding rate scale between £30-50 per hour, dependant on your financial  circumstances.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I will try to offer times to suit your preferences and be as flexible as possible. Im happy to work evenings with last sessions at 8pm.

Further information

I offer a free 20 mins telephone call to see if we can work together. I offer face to face, Zoom and telephone counselling. 

Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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