Donna is an integrative psychotherapist. She offers a therapeutic relationship which is deeply compassionate and authentic. Her space allows for a safe, interpersonal and co-creative opportunity that supports insight and personal growth. Donna’s practice methods lean towards relational and developmental psychology flavoured with a humanistic and existential philosophy. Donna is particularly interested in family dynamics and patterns of attachments which if not nurtured can cause feelings of disconnection from oneself, worlds away from a life deserved. Donna is also interested in how stress and trauma can affect the nervous system and neurological functioning.
Donna brings to her clinical practice over twenty years’ experience working within the statutory health and social care field with adults and young people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. More recently, she has provided therapeutic group work and long and short-term 1:1 psychotherapy and counselling for a youth and community charity and in partnership with schools and colleges across Sussex. During this time, Donna also offered a reflective space for staff members and teachers.
Donna runs a private psychotherapy practice in West Sussex. She is a member of the UKCP.
Family systems; trauma and attachment; adoption and fostering matters; identity issues; therapeutic parenting; cultural and diversity issues; self-harm, anxiety, anger, stress, depressive symptoms and compulsive behaviours; neuroscience and the emotional brain; adverse childhood experiences; bereavement and loss including loss to physical health, chronic pain and long-term health and disability issues.
Cert.Clinical TA(Adults); MA Child Psych.,(adv.ongoing)(Children and Adolescents); DipSW.(Social Work), Member of the UKCP.