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Donna Robinson

Associate Interpersonal Psychotherapist

MA, Dip Counselling, PgDip, Accredited IPT-A

Donna Robinson

Donna is a qualified advanced practitioner in Social Work, registered with the HCPC since 2008. She has worked with children, young people and their families within Private and Public Law proceedings and Child Protection forums. Since 2016, she has been employed by the NHS in a Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as a Mental Health Practitioner and Child Therapist. Within this role, she offers care coordination, formulation and intervention to children, young people and their families, alongside delivering evidence based individual therapeutic interventions including IPT-A (interpersonal psychotherapy which is a treatment model for depression) and EMDR (eye movement, desensitisation and reprocessing therapy) to assist children and young people to recover from mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, crisis, interpersonal difficulties and life transitions.

She is registered with IPT-A UK as an accredited IPT-A therapist and working towards being fully accredited in EMDR. As a EMDR therapist she accesses regular supervision and trained to undertake EMDR with children and young people of all ages.

As part of the therapeutic process, she ensures careful consideration is given to each individual child through collaboration with the child and their families to inform the most appropriate interventions which are age, developmentally appropriate and then work towards achieving positive change. She enjoys using a range of tools to assist her work and constantly adding tools into her therapeutic toolbox. She has experience in working with children between the ages of 5-18 years of age and with children who are neurodiverse.

 

She has recently completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Level 2, which supports young people to consider any changes or challenges they may face. This therapeutic intervention can be particularly useful in supporting young people to manage difficult emotions. She works closely with partner agencies to build upon the child’s network, which is core to the IPT model and provide support, guidance and psychoeducation as part of her therapeutic role.

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