Donna Taylor – Counsellor |Therapeutic Mentor | Well-being Practioner
Registered Member (MBACP)
Specialising in Domestic Abuse
Qualifications and CPD
Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (Studying)
Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 1
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Level 2
Working effectively with Bereavement
Working with children in Trauma
Safeguarding and Child protection
Child Trauma Awareness
Sexual health in teens
Substance misuse in teens
SAF child safeguarding
Mental health awareness
I am a registered, qualified counsellor, therapeutic Mentor and well-being practitioner, working in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
I am a children and family therapist, also working with adults in a 1:1 or group setting.
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 five 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.
Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – BACP Membership No. 755356
Member of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Member of the Black and Asian Therapists Network
I hold a current registered (online database) enhanced children and adult DBS Certificate.