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
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’s counsellor, but also work 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 last four years.
I also worked with Survive – a charity which supports women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. And facilitating support groups for 11 – 17 yr olds to explore their responses to the effects of their experiences of domestic violence and abuse. My aim is to engage the children with positive behaviours and choice making, to understand that none of what they have experienced is their fault.
I also facilitate peer support parenting workshops, working with the secure base model.
All my work is person/child-centred and my counselling uses 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 fortnightly 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.