Eilidh O'Donnell

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Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12
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About me

Welcome, I’m Eilidh.

I am a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS), offering counselling to both adults and children.

Life is rarely travelled without experiencing a period of difficulty. These can be as short as a day, or sometimes for what seems like forever. The impact and cause can be obvious and in-the-present, or sometimes less so, perhaps from your distant past. No matter the cause, you may be left depressed, anxious, or consumed by negative thoughts. The onset of feeling stuck and alone, not knowing what to do, often accompanies these emotions.  

Counselling provides a safe environment to work together through these difficulties within a trusting relationship.  I offer a warm, accepting, non-judgmental and confidential space, where we can work collaboratively to explore your thoughts and feelings at a pace that feels comfortable to you, and where you can be yourself and feel truly listened to.

I believe a person’s journey through counselling should be as individual as they are, so I work within an integrative modality, drawing on various therapeutic models to suit each individual client.  I look at the whole person and your place within the world. The Humanistic element of my approach is rooted in the belief that all individuals have the resources to support themselves through healing and growth, and that you are the expert in your own life.

My role as your counsellor is not to give you advice, but simply to be by your side as you explore your feelings, thoughts, and experiences within a warm, compassionate, accepting relationship.  I passionately believe that this approach can be transformational, and will help with gaining clarity, increasing self-awareness, and can support you in finding a way of coping with your struggles. 

During our introduction session we will explore what brings you to seek support at this time and what you would like to achieve from counselling.  

I offer short-term, long-term, and open-ended counselling. Long-term and open-ended work allow us to explore further back in your history.  I will work with you to look curiously and compassionately at your past, helping you to better understand the patterns and attitudes that may be holding you back from making positive changes.  Short-term work is more solution focused where we explore the present.

As a Counsellor I appreciate taking that first step and making contact can be difficult. Please be assured you will be met with warmth and acceptance. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Peoples Mental Health
  • Level 2 Safeguarding 
  • Level 2 Domestic Abuse
  • Current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Travel and Management

Other Qualifications:

  • Living and Working online
  • Working with Bereaved Adults
  • Supporting Bereaved Children
  • Autism Spectrum Training
  • Adverse Childhood Experience 
  • Mental Health First Aid Training


I have complimented my qualifications and training by gaining vast experience of working with families, youths, and children. This has been in various settings such as schools and multiple professional organisations. 

Alongside my private practice, I currently deliver counselling sessions in a school to children between the ages of 11 and 16 years old and have previously offered therapy within two low-cost counselling agencies. These roles have allowed me to support clients across a broad range of backgrounds. The nature of the work encompassed a large range of issues including; anxiety and depression, bereavement, trauma, life transitions, low-self esteem and relationship and family issues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with

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£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Concessions are available upon request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please note availability and timings can be flexible. Please contact me directly so we can't arrange a time that suits you.

Further information

I offer an initial consultation which will be free of charge, this will normally be conducted online or on the phone but can be face to face if that makes you more comfortable.  This allows us to discuss what has brought you to seek counselling and for you to understand what to expect from the sessions. Most importantly it gives you some time to gauge whether I am the right therapist for you.

Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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I offer both face-to-face and online sessions so as to make the service accessible to all. Online work will take place using the zoom platform, in-person sessions take place within my home in Melksham where there is designated parking.

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