Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna Gold and I am the proud owner of Through the Trees Counselling. I absolutely love my role as a counsellor. Why? Because I love supporting people to be the best versions of themselves and I hope that I can help you too. I feel privileged to work as a counsellor and to see so many clients grow and move forward in their lives where they may have not thought it was possible.
I am under no illusion that it takes a great deal of courage to ask for help at times in our lives. I have been at that point myself. I remember my own personal journey and going into therapy in my thirty’s. I was scared and did not know what to expect but looking back, it was the best decision I ever made.
Sometimes you just need someone to really listen and walk alongside you so they can feel what it is like to be in your shoes. Each one of us is going through a different journey in life and sometimes it can be quite bumpy along the way. It is not always easy reaching out to someone you know or even love, even our closest are sometimes unable to help us, not because they do not care, they just do not know how.
Apart from running my own practice, I have also been working for a mental health charity as a Recovery Worker for over 10 years. I support people who are struggling with their mental health to live as independent life as is possible for them. I collaborate with clients who have mild to acute mental health diagnosis.
Before I started work in the mental health field, I started volunteering for a small local mental health charity. I knew I had always wanted to help people, so I decided I wanted to give something back to the community and began working in my spare time as a voluntary befriender helping people who were suffering with their mental health.
Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counselling, is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviours, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviours and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.
I will not be telling you what’s best for you as you may have had that given to you in the past by friends or family and it has not helped, but I will be there to guide you and facilitate your own self growth, as you will discover, in time, that you have all the answers you need as you know yourself best.
We will be able to discuss during your initial call, most importantly, what you are or have been experiencing and discussing what you are hoping to gain from counselling and what goals you would like to reach.
One counselling approach does not fit all. I am fortunate that I have been trained in several different counselling modalities which enables me to tailor the session to your specific, individual needs. Clients have said to me ‘Donna I feel better but I’m not sure why’ or ‘I feel so much stronger in myself and am more self-aware’. My response is always the same thing, ‘Counselling is an amazing process and you just have to trust it’.
Working as an Integrative Counsellor means I can draw on different types of therapy to tailor the counselling approach specifically to your needs. This approach is more flexible and inclusive than more traditional, singular forms of treatment. Taking into consideration your unique needs, experiences and goals will enhance your treatment experience.
Each one of us are unique in our own way. Another person may be going through the same thing as you and yet that person may see things completely differently to you. Sometimes you just need someone to see the world as you see it and look through your lens.
I work with adults and teenagers encountering concerns such as anxiety, depression, abuse, intrusive/negative thoughts, overwhelming feelings, family and relationship problems, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, self-harm, substance use – drugs & alcohol, work related issues, men’s issues, pregnancy related issues, stress, confidence, anger management, bereavement and past & present trauma.
Concessionary rates available for people on low incomes/benefits and students in training
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