About DLS Counselling

I am Donna Shinkins, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and hold 12 years experience of working within mental health.

I offer a safe and supportive space. I empathically listen, gently encourage personal growth and offer guidance during personal explorations.

I am trained in mindfulness for stress and creative therapy studies. Creative therapy can support with expressions of self using the arts and/or as a means to support with experiential learning.

I value myself in offering compassion and sensitivity, kindness and empathy. I provide a level of transparency alongside clear boundaries, encourage personal responsibility and value strong principals of mutuality.

I have a practice based in Shipley where government approved socially distanced meetings can take place, I am also trained to carry out online, video and telephone counselling.


  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Degree / Diploma: University of Leeds – Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Training: Master of Arts Psychotherapy and Counselling, 2018
  • Certificate: NHS – Behavioural Family Work, 2010
  • Certificate: Mindfullness for Stress, 2015
  • Degree / Diploma: University of Bradford – Bachelor of Arts Creative Therapy Studies, 2006
  • BACP (British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy): Individual Member No. 00595206
  • Insurance: Holistic Insurance, Gins Limited
  • ICO Registered: 1671478

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Contact Us

07856 939205

Face to Face Appointments Available Across Bradford, BD1 – BD18
Telephone and Online Counselling Available in Other Areas

08:00 – 19:00 Daily