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DONNA ESTIEN

Chartered Counselling Psychologist & HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist

Pronouns: She/Her

"Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom."

EXPERTISE

  • ADHD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Borderline Personality

  • Coping Skills

  • Cultural identity

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Emotional Distress

  • Family Conflict

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Life Transitions

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Racism

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harm/injury

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexuality

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Trauma and PTSD

ASSESSMENTS & TOOLS

  • General Psychological Assessment

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Assessments.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments

  • Psychoeducation regarding common and complex mental health presentations.

  • Family and parenting work.

  • Psychometric assessments

  • Cognitive assessments

TYPES OF THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • EMDR

  • Family Systems

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centred

  • Strength-Based

  • Transcultural approaches

  • Trauma Focused

QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Health & Care Professions Council / Counselling Psychologist

  • British Psychological Society / Chartered and Associate Fellow member

  • British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies member

  • Black and Asian Therapy Network member

I am a Principal Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of working with Children, Adolescents, Families and Adults in the community, secure setting, and private practice. I have been in clinical practice since 2002 and I have held psychology leadership roles within the NHS, and currently combine working in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health with private practice.

I am highly experienced in psychological assessments and diagnostic assessments for a range of mental health presentations. I have experience of working with young people in the care system and those who present with complex emotional and mental health difficulties and behaviours that challenge. I am passionate about promoting trauma and culturally informed practices in the care of children, young people, and families and within professional systems.

I integrate a variety of approaches within my practice, underpinned by research to provide support that is tailored to your specific need. I offer a relaxed, compassionate, and confidential space to support you explore and resolve the challenges you currently experience.

 I also provide clinical supervision, psychological consultation to individuals, groups, and organisations.

 

My interests include playing netball, dancing, and meditation.