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Donnie. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborating Therapist in His Own Words…

Donnie

Donnie

I aim to help you heal traumas and develop self-love.

To begin working with me, fill in the intake form.

Hello!

I’m Donnie, a Gestalt therapist.

Originally from a remote rural community in the Scottish Highlands, I came to Barcelona to spend a year or so. I wanted to learn Spanish and benefit from immersing myself in a new culture. 

That was in 2008, and here I still am. I loved (and love) my life here so much I decided to stay.

English and Spanish

Adults, Adolescents

MA Philosophy; MA Psychotherapy (candidate); Dip. Gestalt Therapy; Spanish Association of Gestalt Therapists (AETG)

What does working with me feel like?

I provide an encouraging, non-judgemental space. 

So you can identify limiting beliefs and unhelpful behaviours that could be causing you emotional pain or holding you back.

I help you unravel issues.

So you can rediscover your natural creativity and get on track to living your best life.

I invite you to be yourself as fully as possible.

We will work together with your “authentic you” so you can learn to trust yourself and act with confidence and self-belief.

You are an active participant in your healing process.

I use the Gestalt approach based on awareness of your whole self, and how you engage with the world.

Who do I work with?

I help adults and adolescents overcome issues like:

Low mood  |  Sexual dysfunction  |  Anxiety and depression  |  Grief  |  Burnout  |  Creative blocks  |  Difficult relationships  |  Anger management  |  Drug and alcohol misuse | Childhood trauma | Male sexuality

At first, I wasn’t really sure. I found my university psychology course dry and academic. I craved something else but didn’t know what. 

Until I found and benefited greatly from Gestalt therapy as a client. 

It felt so authentic and visceral that I decided to study for the three-year AETG diploma. I wanted to share the gift of rediscovering yourself in a ‘blood, sweat and tears’ approach. 

Later, to gain a more theoretical understanding of therapy, I started studying for a master’s degree in psychotherapy (currently in the final stages).

In the middle of all this, I also took two professional development courses in sexuality. My passionate curiosity propelled me. As did my aim to help modern men deal with their confusing relationship with masculinity and sexual energy.

So, how did I realise my calling in life was psychology?

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details that shape me as a therapist and person

I love music, especially performing. It’s like an adventure, I get to perform before unexpected people (Polish monks, an Estonian president).

I enjoy exploring Spain on my motorbike. I recently discovered Teruel and was amazed at how stunningly beautiful it is.

I believe that health is more than the absence of symptoms, it’s to truly live life to the full.

Let me show you how little changes can make a big difference.

Are you ready to learn to trust and love yourself?

Fill in the intake form and let’s begin.

The Intake Coordinator will contact you within 24-48 hours.

It is a huge privilege to witness people’s most intimate and vulnerable sides, and to use that position to help to heal traumas and develop self-love.