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Katie Donnison



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I am NOT a therapist with a 'one size fits all' approach. This is because we are all so different and unique! However I DO have lived experience of a wide range of issues from which I have developed a deep sense of empathy and understanding. Whatever you are going through, it's likely I can relate in some way, and if I can't, I will do my very best to understand.


As a psychotherapist, I work deeply with my clients to discover the origins of the difficulties that can affect one’s life, and what or who might be maintaining them. I allow you the space to explore and express your thoughts, feelings and behaviour patterns in more depth, examining whether there is anything that, together, we can work towards changing. 
My primary training was in Transactional Analysis (T.A.), a psychotherapeutic theory that focuses on awareness and interactions with others. However, I strongly believe that therapy is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach, and therefore I work as an ‘integrative’ therapist, meaning I draw upon various other methods and theories depending on what is right for you and your needs. Alongside T.A., I use methods including CBT, person-centred/humanistic counselling, imagery & metaphor work, two-chair work and mindfulness practice.
I am warm, non-judgemental, easy to talk to and friendly, and see the therapy as very much a two-way street; we are in it together. I understand and appreciate how difficult and painful it can feel to talk to a stranger about your most personal thoughts or feelings, and I want to enable you to feel at ease.
I have experience in a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, bullying, domestic abuse, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, childhood trauma, infertility, lack of confidence, and the general day-to-day challenges that life throws at us. No issue is too big or too small.
I am professionally qualified to the highest BACP and UKCP standard, having attained a high-level diploma from the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
I have 7 years’ experience working in a GP practice, as well as for a domestic abuse charity. I have also worked within the NHS, counselling doctors dealing with the Covid crisis. 
I currently work from the Gosforth practice, as well as online.
I would love the opportunity to work with you. You are not alone.

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