Donna Stratton

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MBACP (Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and consider me as potential Counsellor for your needs. You have already taken the first step (and maybe the most difficult one) in thinking you want additional help and support at this time.

Maybe you are feeling confused or unsure about your future, maybe something in your past is playing on your mind, or you can see patterns of behaviour you don't like or understand. If you are feeling stuck, upset or have an issue at work that is currently causing you difficulty, then we could think about these issues together. My work is confidential, non-judgemental and you can have the space to think with someone impartial around the issue.

I work with people following the Psychodynamic model which relates to unconscious behaviour and will give you more self awareness and empower you to make changes as you see fit. Currently I am working from Shefford and online/telephone.

If you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact me by email or telephone (you can leave a message and I will call you back). I am happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have. It is important that you find a counsellor that you connect with and feel secure with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited member of the BACP who is covered by insurance and work under the Ethical Framework and the Code of Conduct of the BACP.  My qualifications are BACP accredited and are listed below

  • Advanced Diploma
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling

Every year I undertake a number of learning events to keep my knowledge up to date. I have an Enhanced DBS check. I have many years experience of supporting people with a range of issues and life changes.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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


£55.00 per session

Additional information

It is best to begin with an initial meeting to spend time thinking about what has brought you to counselling, what you are looking to achieve and if we feel comfortable working with each other.

If we agree to work with each other, we would see each other weekly for 50 minutes at the cost £55 per session.  Concessions can be discussed.

Please note that cash payments for each appointment will be required on the day of the session.  Alternatively, bank transfer prior to the appointment can be accepted.

When I work

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Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Donna Stratton
Donna Stratton