About Me

Donna Taylor – Therapist | Family Practitioner | Well-being Coach

Registered Member (MBACP)

Specialising in Domestic Abuse

Qualifications and CPD 

MSc Psychology of Education 2nd yr(Studying)
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family(CCTSF)
Certified Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner(CSSP)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1(DDP1)
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 2(DDP2)
Certificate in Online and telephone Counselling
Safeguarding Children Level 3

I am a registered, qualified Therapist, Family Practitioner and Wellbeing Coach, working in Bristol and the surrounding areas

I have worked in children and young people, and adult mental health support services in Bristol and South Gloucestershire – providing advocacy, therapeutic mentoring, emotional and psychological support, for the past eight years.

I use Dyadic developmental principles and an integrative approach when working with adopted and looked after children.

I have previously worked for Survive – a charity which supports women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. Facilitating support groups for 11 – 17 yr olds to explore their responses to the effects of their experiences of domestic abuse, with the aim to improve well-being.

All my work is person/child-centred and therapy is based on the humanistic, integrative approach, which means I use a range of therapeutic styles and methods to ensure I can meet the needs of my clients and their situations in the most appropriate way, whilst keeping your interests, as the client central to the work we do.

I attend individual monthly supervision and am part of a supervision group and counselling network which helps to ensure the quality of my work and my fitness to practice.

With my children and young people’s support and mentoring work, I use a range of therapeutic theory, methodology and interventions to create a bespoke programme of support, resilience building, insight and discovery to empower and promote positive autonomy.

I attend regular CPD training and events and keep my knowledge up to date with research and best practise guidelines

Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP)
Membership No.755356

Member of British Psychological Society(BPS)
Membership No.531067

Member of Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health(ACAMH)
Membership No.11245

Member of the Black and Asian Therapists Network

I hold a current registered (online database) enhanced children and adult DBS Certificate.

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