ABOUT DONNA McMILLAN
Relationship Counsellor Canberra
BSc Psych M Couns
Welcome! My name is Donna McMillan, I am a counsellor and have been practising since 2016. I have broad experience locally and internationally, having lived overseas as an expatriate. I have a passion for helping people navigate the relationship they have with themselves and the people around them. I am also culturally sensitive and have a deep understanding on the role of culture for both individuals and couples.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree of Science (Psychology) and Masters of Counselling from the University of Canberra. I am also registered with PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation Australia).
My training also includes:
Level 3 Gottman method
Gottman Treating Affairs and Trauma
Gottman Couples and Addiction
Gottman Intimate Partner Aggression
Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) Externship and Diversity
Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) Core Skills A
ADHD and Couples Therapy with Ari Tuckman
Autism in Couple Relationships with Tony Attwood and Michelle Garnett
Transforming Differences in Sexual Desire with Martha Kauppi
Advanced Clinical Training in Desire Differences with Martha Kauppi
Working with Sexual Shame with Martha Kauppi
Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience with Bessel van der Kolk
Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)
Circle of Security (COS)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I use an integrative approach to counselling and this allows me to create sessions that are tailored specifically to your needs.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I am a mother of 3, a stepmother of 4, and I have been with my husband for 15 years. I understand what it's like to navigate the challenges of motherhood, a blended family and being a partner. It is through my own life experiences, and my love of learning about relationships and how the brain works, that allows me to have deep empathy and understanding of my clients.