Dr Rebecca Donaldson: Psychology
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Dr Rebecca Donaldson

Psychology

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

My name is Rebecca and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years post-qualification experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults in the NHS and private sectors.

My areas of special interest include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, self-esteem and the psychological impacts of physical health conditions including chronic pain and cancer for both children and adults.

For professionals working in Health, Education and other sectors, I also offer psychological consultation, supervision and training.

What to expect

I strongly believe in working collaboratively with individuals and families, creating a safe space to help people voice their concerns, work towards a shared understanding of their difficulties and move with hope and purpose towards their goals for mental and emotional wellbeing, using well-established, evidence-based psychological approaches to assessment and therapy.

I am trained and experienced in using a range of psychological therapies including:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), including Acceptance & Commitment therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Systemic Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Narrative therapy
Child-centred play therapy approaches
Mindfulness-based therapy approaches
I have a great deal of experience of creatively adapting CBT-based therapies to make them relevant, accessible and engaging for children and young people.

I would be very happy to discuss my approach to psychological therapy with you in more detail to help you decide on the best help for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Chartered Clinical Psychologist(CPsychol) with British Psychological Society, awarded 2006

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). University of Leeds, awarded 2006

Post-Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Mental Health (PGCert). University of Huddersfield, awarded 2002

BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st Class). University of Exeter, awarded 2000

I am regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist and am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol) with the British Psychological Society. These both require that I maintain the highest standards of professional skills and behaviour, engage in ongoing professional training/ development and use regular clinical supervision.

I hold Enhanced status with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), as required for my work with children.

Areas of interest

Anxiety, Depression, Post traumatic stress, complex loss/ bereavement, chronic physical health conditions, adult work, child and family work

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions
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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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