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Devon McDonald Counselling - About Counselling

Many people experience low mood, anxiety or depression at some point in their life.  If you feel that things are too much, you may feel overwhelmed or maybe you are not sure how to cope, it might be that it is the right time for you to try therapy.  In counselling, you would explore the causes of these difficult emotions in a safe and ethical environment.  This offers you an opportunity to work towards healthier life choices, better relationships and higher self-esteem.

All too often, we act without thinking and are unaware of why we behave in a certain way.  We may have repeating patterns of behaviour that we either don't understand or want to change but don't know how to.  Together, we will consider what may have happened in your past which could be, often unconsciously, impacting on your present.  Giving yourself the space and time to think about your behaviour can have a profound effect on the way that you live your life.  


Ultimately therapy offers you the experience of sharing with someone who is non-judgemental and empathic and who actively listens to what you have to say. The time you spend with your therapist is purely for and about you.  In this busy world, it is a time for reflection and self care.

Issues I have commonly worked with at Devon McDonald Counselling are:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Issues From Childhood

  • PTSD

  • C-PTSD 

  • Redundancy and Work Issues

  • Postnatal Depression

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Anger Issues

  • Bereavement and Loss

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Abuse

  • Divorce

When you contact me or start therapy with me, I collect appropriate contact and background information. This information is kept in strict confidence and in line with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is concerned with personal information that I collect, store, manage and share and I am required to provide you with clear information about how this is done when you are using this website. 

If we commence working together, I ask you to complete some forms which I keep in a locked filing cabinet. When we complete our work, I keep your records for 5 years in line with my insurance requirements, after which time this information will be securely destroyed. 

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The time you spend with your therapist is purely for and about you.  In this busy world, it is a time for reflection and self care.

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