Donna Tibby

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MNCPS (Accred), MBACP (Accred)
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St. Albans AL1 & Barnet EN5
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am Donna a warm welcome to you.

I work with individual adults and couples.

Have you reached that point where you know something needs to change but you're not quite sure what? Let's see if we can start to make sense of things and bring you a bit more clarity and understanding. You can be safe in the knowledge that I have undergone a full and extensive training, I am qualified to deal with a range of presenting psychological issues. I am trained in major models of therapy, my core being including Person Centered humanistic, with additional training in CBT, Bereavement and loss, Couples and Rewind technique, all of which are grounded in evidence-based practice. This means I can work integratively, using researched techniques that work for each unique individual on a personalised basis.
I Know that this process can be a little bit intimidating reaching out for help is incredibly difficult, especially doing it for the first time.
This could be the most important step on your journey so far, it's normal to feel nervous to begin with. I will do what I can to help you feel at ease and ready for whatever comes next.
 
I will listen to you without judgement in complete confidence. I will offer my insights to help you explore how you would like your life to look and what you may be able to do to bring about those important changes. There's no magic wand, no overnight cure, but there is a space to decide what is important to you. We can work through any feelings of self-doubt, shame and fear and begin to hear your voice.

I love my work being a witness to my clients change and growth as they move towards a more fulfilling phase of their lives.

Bereavement & Loss.

Losing someone close to you is one of the saddest and most painful experiences you can go through. You may feel as though the rug has been pulled from under you it can be difficult to contemplate what life might be like without your loved one.

When you first experience loss family and friends will rally round to support you but as time passes there often is an expectation to move on, to get over it, but grief has no timetable, your bereavement is unique and will last as long as it needs to.  I can provide empathetic support using Lois Tonkin’s “Growing Around Grief “model, which suggests that we do not move on from grief but we grow around it. I can offer you a nurturing and caring environment to help you talk about your feelings and cope with your loss and realise there is no right or wrong way to feel There is a famous saying that goes “grief is love that has no place to go” I offer you and your grief a place to go, to explore and to remember.

Relationship.

Couples counselling,  addresses the problems arising from adult intimate relationships. The relationship rather than the two individuals is the client.
 As a couple, we bring our individual experiences of childhood and our parents relationship to our own intimate partnerships.

Pressures of work, family, money and health can also take their toll.
 
In Relationship counselling it can be helpful to talk to someone together about what is not working between the couple and can be easier to hear each other in the presence a witness.
 
I will also help you find ways of communicating more effectively and resolving conflict.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma Person Centred Therapeutic Counselling
 Diploma CBT  
 Bereavement & Loss
Guided Imagery & visualisation for therapeutic change (Rewind Technique)
Couples Counselling.
Transactional Analysis

Depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, mindfulness
Registered member of the BACP
Accredited Registered Member of NCPS.

In addition to my private practice, I work as a Palliative Care and Bereavement Counsellor in a Hospice. I have a wide range of experience working with adults in a range of settings including Charities and Corporate, Bereavement Agency and Psychotherapy Agency.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

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Fees

£75.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions - 50 minutes 

Online 

Telephone

Face to Face - St. Albans AL1 and High Barnet EN5

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Free 15 minutes get to know you call 

Further information

The clients whom I have worked with have expressed that when I have worked with a Person Centered approach, CBT, Gestalt, Mindfulness and Psychodynamic way it has been very enlightening for them.

High Barnet

Situated on the first floor with 4 rooms, light, spacious and comfortable with modern decor, furnishings and waiting area.

St Albans

Situated on 3 floors bright, spacious with comfortable furnishing including waiting area 

All rooms are ideal for individual and couples, conveniently located in the town center with limited parking.

The Albany Centre, 4 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3JD

169 High Street, Barnet, EN5 5SU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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High Barnet and St Albans both have intercom access with bright and airy rooms. They are both conveniently located in the town center. There is limited car parking onsite.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Google Meet
Skype
Microsoft Spaces