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I graduated with a first class honours degree in Psychology from the University of Westminster, before going to obtain a PhD, MSc and Post MSc diploma in counselling psychology from City University. I have over ten years’ experience of working in psychological services in the NHS, including as team leader for the North Lambeth Talking Therapies Service and Lead Counsellor for the Brent IAPT Counselling Service, as well as more recently in the private sector. I am also an experienced trainer and academic. I am currently Head of Doctoral Training and Principal Teaching Fellow on the PsychD Counselling Psychology programme at the University of Roehampton, where I enjoy educating and inspiring future generations of counselling psychologists.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety Disorders; Adjustment Disorders; Relationship Difficulties; Stress; Trauma; Abuse; Bereavement; Loss; Work Difficulties
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Physical disability
I have a particular interest in teaching and promoting reflective clinical practice, as well as supervising doctoral research in counselling psychology. I have published papers and book chapters on subjects relating to professional training and development, and acts as peer reviewer for a number of academic journals.
My clinical expertise is in psychodynamic and integrative therapies, including short and long-term approaches. I am experienced in working with adults with a range of clinical presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship, work and life-adjustment difficulties. I am a BPS registered supervisor, and have supervised the work of counselling psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees.
Donati, M. (2016). Becoming a reflective practitioner. In B. Douglas, R. Woolfe, E. Kasket and V. Galbraith. The handbook of counselling psychology (5th ed). London: Sage.
Donati, M. (2014). How to write a research proposal. In A. Vossler and N. Moller (Eds.) The counselling and psychotherapy research handbook, pp.116-128. London: Sage.
Donati, M. & Legg, C (2010). Getting the most out of personal therapy. In Bor, R. and Watts, M. (Eds.) The trainee handbook: A guide for counselling and psychotherapy trainees, pp. 217-231, (3rd ed). London: Sage.
Donati, M. & Watts, M. H. (2005). Personal development in counsellor training: towards a
clarification of inter-related concepts. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 33 (4) pp. 475-484.
Donati, M. & Watts, M. H. (2000). Personal Development in Counselling Psychology Training: The case for further research. Counselling Psychology Review, 15 (1) pp.12-21.
Jones, R. & Donati, M. (2009) The therapeutic relationship in psychological therapy for individuals with learning disabilities: a review of existing literature. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3 (1) pp. 47-51.
- PhD Psychology City University 2003
- Post MSc Diploma Counselling Psychology City University 2004
- MSc Counselling Psychology (Distinction) City University 2003
- BSc Psychology (First) University of Westminster 1997
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) BPC Accredited Pracitioner Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock Institute 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society 079465)
Registered Counselling Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council PYL04588)
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Practitioner (British Psychoanalytic Council)
Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (British Psychological Society)
Member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Cognacity Wellbeing LLP 54 Harley Street LONDON
- 08:30 - 16:00
- 020 3219 3080
- Dr Mark Donati 54 Harley Street LONDON
- 16:30 - 20:30
- 07860 647799
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Mark Donati 07860 647 799