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Donna Makhsous

Accredited Counsellor

  • Flowerfield Road, Portstewart, BT55 7JG
  • Multiple times available +
    • Mon
    • Tue
    • Wed
    • Fri
    • Sat
  • Individual 45
  • 25% of enquirers became verified clients

What to Expect

An initial assessment appointment enables you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and decide if therapy may benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to arrange an initial assessment appointment in Portstewart.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests CBT for
  • Body Dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Social Anxiety
CBT concentrates on how your thoughts (cognitions) influence your feelings and actions. It identifies and addresses unhelpful ideas that perpetuate the problems you experience. The objective of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to have healthier thoughts and feelings.


NICE suggests counselling for Depression.

Counselling centres on listening to you, and supporting you. You decide what matter regarding your early years and/or adult life you discuss. An aim of counselling is to help you to speak about a problem and discover a way forward that is right for you.

Psychodynamic Therapy

NICE suggests psychodynamic therapy for
  • Depression
  • Social Anxiety
Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious meaning of the problems you experience. It facilitates you in being aware of aspects of your internal dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to enhance your self-understanding to give you options.


  • Stress
  • Sexual Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse


National Counselling Society (NCS) Registered Accredited (MNCS Acc) Counsellor
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
University of Ulster (UK)

Donna abides by the Code of Ethics of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

East Crossreagh, Cappagh Beg, Portstewart, Ballysally, Bellany, Magheramenagh, Loguestown, Portrush, Articlave, Ballywillin, Coleraine and Suburbs, Port Rush, Blagh, Coleraine, Churchland, Craigahullier, Somerset, Lodge, Knockantern, Castleroe

Nearest Train Stations

  • University (of Ulster) (2.2 miles)
  • Dhu Varren (2.7 miles)
  • Castlerock (3.1 miles)
  • Coleraine (3.2 miles)
  • Portrush (3.2 miles)
  • Giant's Causeway (8.8 miles)
  • Bellarena (10.1 miles)
  • Ballymoney (10.6 miles)
  • Cullybackey (24.3 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

Updated 12 September 2018