Helen Donnison PGDip BSc (Hons) MBACP
Are you struggling with some of the challenges that life can bring? Are you feeling anxious? Depressed? Overwhelmed? Lacking in motivation? Do you feel that it's time to make change but you're not sure how to go about it? If so, I can help.
I believe that by offering to truly listen to you, the client, without judgement, you can start to explore your world and begin to gain a better understanding of that world and your part in it. This understanding can then lead to any number of possibilities depending on what you feel is right for you.
Verbalising our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable and we need to know that this vulnerability will be respected and responded to in a caring and sensitive way. I can offer you this by providing an empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space where I can help you to explore issues in a private, quiet and relaxed environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced Humanistic Counsellor/Psychotherapist who encompasses Person-centred, Psychoanalytic and Existential influences. I offer an empathic, non-judgemental and confidential space where I can help you to explore issues in a private, quiet and relaxed environment.
I hold registered membership with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), a first degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have also completed CPD workshops in the following:
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Sexual Abuse Recovery
Supervision and Attachment Theory
Relationships: Why do we bother?
Introduction to Ritual Abuse
Working with Creative Materials
Strokes and Games in Transactional Analysis
Stress Management Workshop
The Missing Link: Working with the Traumatised Body
Working with Client Dysregulation
CBT Techniques and Problem solving
Reducing the Risk of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue for Therapists and their Clients
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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I offer face-to-face or telephone counselling for adult individuals at the following rates:
£50 per weekday session
£60 per evening session
Ongoing Counselling Fees:-
Weekday £50 - £80 per 50 minute session
Evening £60 - £90 per 50 minute session
I really believe that everyone would benefit from speaking with a Counsellor and I also understand that not everyone can afford to do so, I therefore offer Counselling fees on a sliding scale to try and make my services available to as many people as possible. We will agree your ongoing counselling fee at the initial consultation.
Please feel free to call if you would like to discuss your needs and find out how I can help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately I cannot offer wheelchair access, but I can offer telephone counselling as an alternative.
Daytime and evening appointments Mon-Friday
Types of client