Donna Ensum

Counsellor

About Me:

Through my many decades of life experience, I have always had a strong pull towards people and a genuine interest in the world we live in, the situations we find ourselves in and the way we adapt to handle these.
I am currently studying Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 having re-commenced my learning after initially delving into the world of counselling 22 years ago. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My personal journey has taken me at times to both places of comfort and discomfort. During these times I have and continue to put together what I see as the many pieces of the jigsaw of my life to date.

What to Expect:

Connection is empowering and can give us a sense of value and hope.
There are a variety of reasons why we find ourselves seeking counselling. The benefits of time and space outside of our day to day lives where we can explore how we feel, can lead us to greater understanding of ourselves, which can benefit our future and our potential self.

My Approach:

I am a warm and genuinely empathic person who works without judgement. I practice person centred counselling which puts you as the client at the centre of the process. During this we focus on the here and now whilst acknowledging and respecting the past.
The pace and direction of the sessions are led by you and what you choose to bring. The trust that develops within our therapeutic relationship will support the process of exploring your thoughts and feelings. I believe we are the expert of ourselves, but at times need extra support, within a safe and understanding space, to untangle the threads of how we are feeling.

Area of Focus:

I believe my life experiences and training allow me the privilege of working within areas of struggle and the impact they can have on our day to day lives. These areas include low mood, anxiety, relationships, loss, work life and the socio-environmental expectations of the world we live in.
Sometimes just knowing that something isn’t quite right is a good enough starting point and allowing yourself the time to discuss whatever comes to mind is where we can begin.

Lets Connect:

I know that finding the right counsellor can be a process in itself, but once found, the benefits of truly working with that person where you can be yourself will be a unique and life enhancing experience. I look forward to hearing from you.