About Donna Orr

Donna obtained a Honours degree in Psychology, from the University of Aberdeen in 1998. She achieved a Masters in Applied Forensic Psychology, from the University of Leicester in 2002 and a Chartership as a Forensic Psychologist, from the British Psychological Society, in 2005. She is also registered with the Health Care Professions Council.  Donna completed training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), with an accredited training provider in June 2017 and became a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland. She is currently progressing this even further and is currently working towards accreditation with EMDR Europe.

Donna has considerable experience working with people who wish to make changes to their lives, whether those changes be in the way they think, feel or behave, and indeed any combination of the three. The majority of those she has worked with have experienced specific traumatic events, at any stage of their life, or have been exposed to combinations of other factors which have altered the way in which they have then felt about themselves, about others and the world around them. She is especially enthusiastic about using EMDR with current clients, who have experienced trauma or who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, and have seen positive results. Her work is also informed by experience of using CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) informed interventions, Schema therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) and Mindfulness techniques.


Some examples of issues that Donna has helped clients with are:

  • Phobias (e.g. wasps, travel, agoraphobia)

  • Work related/Performance anxiety

  • Panic symptoms

  • Sexual trauma

  • Traumatic labour

Donna Orr, MA (Hons) MSc C.Psychol AFBPsS