Gaye Donaldson is a systemic constellations facilitator, trainer, coach and consultant. These days she works solely in the field of systemic constellations and her practice has, over the years, widened to include many new and innovative applications of the approach, such as film and theatre work.
She has been a student and practitioner of the systemic constellations since 1994, training extensively in both family and organisational work in the UK and abroad. She has worked with Bert Hellinger and trained with Hunter Beaumont, amongst many other internationally renowned practitioners. She has run her own workshops since 2005, and now offers a wide range of constellation events and services both in the UK and abroad.
Gaye is both the Managing Director and a teaching faculty member of the Centre for Systemic Constellations, which is the training institute for this work based in the UK. She teaches on both the Foundation and Applied Training courses in the UK and abroad.
Having trained as an integrative humanistic counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), she worked both in the community and the private sector for a number of years. Gaye is a student of the Diamond Heart Approach with the Ridhwan School, and has also trained in the use of the Enneagram. She often works with Dawn Eagle Woman, an eminent shamanic practitioner and healer from the USA.
Based in the South West of England, she travels both nationally and internationally facilitating workshops and teaching. She has recently been working in Lebanon with Healing the Wounds of History – addressing the roots of violence, bringing new approaches to conflict resolution in the Middle East.
Her early career was spent in the organic food and farming sector. Gaye was Director of Public Affairs for the Soil Association, leaving the organisation in 1993 to set up and run a successful and multi award-winning organic import/export business in Somerset. For 18 years she also ran an organic mixed farm with a traditional beef suckler herd, pigs, sheep and a fluctuating number of Indian Runner ducks. In 2003 Gaye was awarded the prestigious Heart in Business Award in recognition of her work in organic sector development and her personal contribution to the setting up of the first international standards for organic health and body care products.
Gaye is mother to 5 grown-up children, and has recently become a delighted grandmother.