Donna Matthews


Donna works with individual private clients, and also as a counsellor for corporate companies and institutions. Over the years Donna has built a strong rapport with local companies and institutions and has worked for 5 years as an addictions counsellor. In addition to this, Donna has also undertaken various voluntary works at a women’s refuge, the Ted Webster Family Centre and The Arts Institute Bournemouth.

Donna comes from a background of hardship, anxiety, and depression which is her driving force to assist others in overcoming their difficulties, reducing their pain with the aim of leaving them to experience happiness and contentment.

She understands first hand that we all have times in our lives when we experience seemingly overwhelming difficulties like anxiety or struggling in a relationship and don’t understand why. At times like this it can be beneficial to enlist the help of a trained professional, who will listen and understand without judgement.

One Stop Counselling


  • One Stop Counselling covers the whole of Dorset offering a wide range of counselling and life coaching. We can provide, telephone or online-counselling.

Our goals

  • Our aim is to reach out to as many people as possible to offer affordable counselling to everyone who should need it. We endeavour to be inclusive regardless of a person’s budget, location or availability.
  • We realise that everyone’s circumstances are different and flexibility to meet these differences is of paramount importance to us regardless if you need to meet weekly fortnightly or monthly so please get in touch and together we can find a way forward to discuss your difficulties with the aim of finding peace of mind, contentment, inner peace and happiness.

Online therapy

  • At this challenging time, during the (Covid-19) outbreak, we are seeing more clients choosing to work remotely with their therapist using Zoom.
  • Starting your therapy online: You may be looking to start therapy. This could be because you are struggling with increased stresses and strains of having to adjust to the ever-changing state of affairs, or you may have found that you now have more time on your hands, without the daily commute, and are able to commit to therapy
  • We accept referrals from any source and will signpost through our community network if required.

You don’t have to go through your life struggles alone.