Dr Donna O’Connor is a registered Clinical Psychologist with 12 years of experience of working in NHS mental health services. She initially worked as a CBT therapist with both child and adult populations before obtaining her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool in 2017. Since then she has worked primary care mental health services specialising in working with adults who experience common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety & post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Donna has been trained in a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and her therapeutic work is informed by Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). She tailors these approaches to provide a holistic therapy that matches each individual’s particular needs. She has a particular interest in positive psychology and supporting people to recover from trauma.
Donna places a strong emphasis on providing a warm, accepting, and therapeutic environment for clients to safely and collaboratively explore the underlying reasons for their difficulties, develop effective coping skills and achieve personal well-being.