Donna Stretton

Donna Stretton

Somers Road North

07562 515377

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About me

Sometimes life can feel hard; it can feel like a battle and we find ourselves exhausted. You may not feel listened to and unloved. It can be overwhelming sometimes, all those thoughts and feelings, so much so that we don't know what we want. Anxiety can take over, the constant "what ifs..." and worry. Maybe you worry about your health constantly, you can't focus on anything else. Relationships may be troubling you; you feel you are repeating the same unhelpful behaviours or that you are not understood. You may be curious and wish to understand yourself better. I offer a comfortable, safe environment where you can explore.

My approach is based on the belief that the influences in our childhood affect us as adults and how we cope with life. By listening to your story I can support you in finding the answers, that you already have within you. I will do my best to understand you and will work with you to help you understand yourself and what is going on in your life.

I know it can feel scary to call, to feel vulnerable. I offer a free 15 minute call where you can get a feel for whether we can work together or ask any questions you may have. You can also text or email; I aim to respond within 24 hours. The next step is to book an initial session costing £35.00. Please see for more details.

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.
  • I currently volunteer for a local counselling organisation.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


I offer counselling in the Portsmouth area.

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

Maps & Directions

Portsmouth, PO1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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