It can be hard to make that first step to therapy. I can offer you a free short zoom or telephone chat before booking so we can work out if we might work well together before booking an appointment. Please see contact details at the end of this profile.
- Anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, couples relationships, bereavement and loss, anger management, self-esteem and self-development, work-related issues, life stages and changes.
- Neurodiversity: autism, ADHD in adults.
- Working with people from 18 to 80s
How we would be working together to improve your wellbeing
I have experience of working with the wide variety of issues that people bring. While working with you I would be providing a warm, non-judgemental, confidential space where you will be treated with respect and can take the time you need to be able to talk about how life really is at the moment, why you might feel stuck, how things have been in the past and, importantly, we would work out together how you would like them to be in the future and how to maintain the progress you make in therapy so that life is better for you. We would review the therapy together on a regular basis to make sure that you are getting what you need as you move on in therapy.
I work bringing a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to suit your individual needs. These include relational, person-centred, psychodynamic, existential, transactional analysis perspectives and ideas drawn from CBT.
Neurodiversity: Autism and ADHD
I believe that neurodiversity in therapy needs a therapist with both a good understanding of the neurodiverse perspective and of the individuality of each neurodiverse person. I have completed training courses in autism and ADHD both generally and in therapeutic approaches and am an associate of the Aspire Autism consultancy. I have worked with many adult clients of all ages who have felt the need of support while reflecting on life in the past and its difficulties that may now be explained to some extent with a neurodiverse perspective, and in working out how life can be improved in the future with this new knowledge and self-understanding. We also celebrate the positive aspects that neurodiversity can bring to life.
You may be considering diagnosis, have been diagnosed, feel no need for diagnosis but recognise traits within yourself or perhaps you are a family member or friend of someone with neurodiversity wishing to understand more so that the relationship can improve.
I help couples approaching the same relationship, but from the different perspectives of the neurodiverse and neurotypical, understand one another better and improve their communication for the benefit of the relationship.
Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This ensures a high level of experience, care, competence and professionalism for you.
Psychotherapist and counsellor for adult individuals and couples.
I work flexibly on a short-term or long-term basis to suit you and can offer appointments at different times and days to suit your schedule.
I have experience working with those affected by complex issues including, with bereaved people at a counselling service, for employee assistance programmes involving workplace stress in business and educational settings.
Experienced in working with neurodiverse clients and couples impacted by neurodiversity.
I can provide face to face, on-line, telephone or walk and talk therapy or a mixture of these to suit your individual circumstances and wishes.
Contact me by:
Filling in a Tower clinic referral form
Sending a form from my website: www.donnawoodcounselling.co.uk
Texting or leaving a message on 07938498114 – I will get back to you.
Emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees: Please see my website or discuss with me in the initial chat.