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Donna Stretton - MBACP

Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1
07562 515377 07562 515377

About me

Do you need breathing space, some time to talk through your thoughts and feelings? I know from my own experiences that life can be stressful, it can make you feel tired and overwhelmed. I strongly believe that talking things through with a qualified professional can help. I work with you, to help you make sense of things, for you to get a better understanding of yourself and why you behave like you do.

I work in a warm, compassionate, non-judgemental way with you setting the pace and talking about what you want. I can help with such things as relationship issues, family problems and loss.

If you are struggling with relationships; are you finding yourself repeating the same patterns of behaviour? Experiences in our childhood can influence how we behave and feel as adults. By exploring your childhood I can help to make it clearer to see what is going on for you now.

Are family issues causing you anxiety?  This might be an ongoing problem that feels bigger since the Covid-19 pandemic or may be something new that you need support with.  Counselling can help you to find ways to help with the stress and ways to reduce tension that families can cause.

Have you suffered a loss but cannot make sense of it? Loss can take many forms, not just the loss of a loved one. Losing your job, being made redundant, the ending of a relationship, the loss of the childhood you wanted but never had and miscarriage are just some of the losses we may go through in our lives. I can help to make sense of loss, to help you through the natural process of grief.

I am a qualified counsellor based in Portsmouth, currently offering online sessions using Zoom. If you would like to talk to me about your relationships, family, a loss you have suffered, or whatever is going on for you, then drop me an email or give me a call. I promise to listen and to hear you in confidence.

If you have any questions, please do email me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic (Psychodynamic) counselling.
  • Registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work to their Ethical Framework which means that my work is underpinned by a set of values and ethics designed to keep you safe.
  • I undergo regular continued professional development, so I'm constantly learning and developing my understanding.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Initial session is £35, all other sessions are £45.00.  All sessions are 50 minutes long.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone call where you can give me a brief outline of what has brought you to seek counselling.  You can ask me any questions you may have and it will help to give you a feel for whether I am the right counsellor for you.  I will ask you some questions so that I can gauge whether I have the right experience for you.

Somers Road North

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


During social distancing, I am offering online sessions via Zoom.  Evening and day appointments available. I aim to get back to you within 24 hours of receiving a message from you.

Types of client

Older adults
Donna Stretton - MBACP

Donna Stretton - MBACP