Dr Rebecca Donaldson

Dr Rebecca Donaldson

Psychology 30047505

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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
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

My name is Rebecca and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 22 years clinical experience of working with children, teenagers, and adults in the NHS, private and charity 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 psychotherapy and health professionals working in physical and mental health settings, I also offer psychological consultation and supervision.

What to expect

I strongly believe in working collaboratively with individuals and families, creating a safe space to help people voice their struggles, 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 cognitive-behaviourally-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


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 and vulnerable people.

Areas of interest

Anxiety, Depression; Post traumatic stress (PTSD),; Complex trauma; Interpersonal difficulties,; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); complex loss/ bereavement; chronic physical health conditions including rheumatology, oncology and other illnesses; chronic pain management.

Child and family work.
Adult 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 - (>50)

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