Donna Wilson, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Donna Wilson

Thame HP18
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Donna Wilson, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Donna Wilson

Thame HP18
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My Approach

It is my belief that fundamentally suffering, such as anxiety, depression, loneliness or shame, are expressions of our most painful experiences. That, in order to heal, those, often unconscious experiences need to be explored, processed and understood within the safety of a trusted therapeutic relationship. That is, my role is to help you to welcome your emotions, discover meanings, recognise relational and behavioural patterns and explore options. During your healing journey I will invite you to think more clearly and compassionately about yourself which in turn can facilitate growth towards leading a more vibrant and fulfilling life, unlocking previously hidden potential and enabling the emergence of your true self.

That, in a nutshell, is the healing power of psychotherapy and how I, as a relational psychotherapist, aim to come alongside you.

I offer both long and short term therapy. In the shorter term, therapy is likely solution focussed where you have a clear therapeutic goal in mind. Whereas longer term psychotherapy demands a deeper exploration of the underlying issues contributing to your psychological distress. We will explore the most appropriate course during initial consultation.

I work from an attachment perspective, that is I attempt to understand you through your relational history, primarily with your early caregivers, which provides a ‘blue print’ of how you are likely to relate to yourself and others in adulthood. Through the careful deconstruction of these conscious, and unconscious, patterns and, critically, the ongoing security of attachment with me, your therapist, new ways of relating to yourself and others can emerge.

More recently I have been training in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy) which is a useful way to work in the shorter term.

I offer both online and in-person therapy and work from comfortable and discreet surroundings in rural Buckinghamshire. My practice is accessible to Oxford, Bicester, Thame and surrounding areas.

If you lack childcare, or are breastfeeding, you are welcome to bring non-mobile infants along to your session.

About Me

I am an experienced humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor, this means I draw on a number of ideas from the oldest forms of psychotherapy to more contemporary methods of treatment. In so doing, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for you to share whatever you need; you don’t get the ‘blank screen’, the silent treatment, which therapy is sometimes known for, you get a therapeutic relationship with inherent warmth, empathy and honesty.

I trained at Metanoia Institute, London where I gained a Masters Degree in Humanistic Psychotherapy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

Clinically I work with a range of people and presentations, although not an exhaustive list, examples include those with chronic persistent depression, anxiety, enduring eating disorders and with survivors of sexual abuse and childhood neglect/abandonment. Most of my work is longer term, however I do offer short term counselling/psychotherapy and ‘training’ therapy for those on their own training journey.

Regular professional supervision and continuing professional development (CPD) are an integral part of my practice. This helps me to stay abreast of current research and developments in the field of psychotherapy.

I am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (2019) and UKCP Guidelines for Working Online/Remotely (2021).

Alongside clinical practice I am an academic assessor for the Masters Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia Institute, London.

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Humanistic Psychotherapist

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Thame Office

1 The Square
Thame HP18

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Fees are £65 per session.

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson

Thame HP18

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