Tim McDonnell Dip (PG), BA (Hons)

Tim McDonnell Dip (PG), BA (Hons)

55 Great George Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3BB

07812905467

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55 Great George Street
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3BB

07812905467

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile page. Please take some time to navigate around this page or my website (http://www.tsmcounselling.com) and contact me if you feel counselling could be helpful for you.

About Counselling & Psychotherapy

Life can throw up some tough challenges. We have all at one time or another struggled to cope, or make sense of our lives and relationships. At times like these it can be good to find someone to talk to who is outside of your immediate circle of friends or family.

Counselling/psychotherapy are known as talking therapies. This involves talking to a professionally qualified counsellor such as myself, who will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing or events from your past. Therapy can help you become more accepting of yourself and reconnect you with your strengths and resources, so you can look ahead to your future.

About Me

I'm a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP.

I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office based jobs, factory and warehouse work as well as experiencing redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me to relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under in the modern world.

I have been through counselling myself and so I know what it's like to take the first steps into therapy as well as the empowerment, new insights and confidence it can provide. I became a Counsellor because I’m passionate about helping others.

My Practice Location

I work from 55 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BB in Leeds city centre.

I am located near Leeds train station and many bus routes.

Booking Times/Availability

My city centre location makes it possible to book an appointment before/after your work day, during your lunch break or in the evening. I am also available for weekend appointments.

If you call me and I am unable to answer please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send me a text or an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

How I Work

As a Relational Counsellor I believe that the therapeutic relationship between myself and each of my clients is the cornerstone of counselling and the most important factor in therapeutic change.

I offer support through difficult times, working with individuals in order to help them explore how they relate to themselves and those around them in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment.

Your counselling sessions are your space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will follow your lead and work in a collaborative, warm, honest and transparent style. If you are not sure where to begin, that’s okay and we can begin that journey together.

I work in an integrative manner, incorporating a wide range of counselling theories to best suit each of my clients such as The Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Qualifications

I have undertaken 7 years of training in order to work in private practice, which includes a:

  • BA Psychology degree.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

Fees

Sessions are usually weekly at the same time, but we can discuss what might work best for you. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. How long we choose to work together is entirely up to you.

My city centre practice makes for an ideal location for those working in Leeds who wish to book an appointment before/after their work day or even during their lunch break.

Please contact me if you require an early morning or evening session as this may be possible.

Initial Session

The initial session costs £20 and lasts for 50 minutes. It will give us the opportunity to get to know each other better, for you to learn more about counselling and to discuss what has brought you to therapy. You do not commit yourself to further sessions by making this appointment.

Weekday

£40 for a 50 minute session.

Weekend

£45 for a 50 minute session.

Discounts

It is possible to book an initial 12 sessions for the price of 10 or 10 sessions for the price of 8.

I also offer low cost sessions for counselling students, anyone over the age of 65 and individuals on reduced income. Please enquire if you think you qualify.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will not be charged. When sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, the normal fee will be applied.

Further information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling/psychotherapy are known as talking therapies. This involves talking to a professionally qualified counsellor such as myself, who will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing or events from your past. Therapy can help you become more accepting of yourself and reconnect you with your strengths and resources, so you can look ahead to your future.

Is counselling safe?

Counselling is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore your thoughts, feelings and any difficulties you might be experiencing in life. As a member of the BACP I adhere to a strict code of ethics that ensures that I am always working in your best interests.

Is counselling confidential?

Confidentiality is a vital part of therapy and the therapeutic relationship we will share. The only exceptions to this are if I felt another individual might come to immediate serious harm.

Where are you located?

I work from 55 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3BB in Leeds city centre.

I am located near Leeds train station and many bus routes.

What happens at our first meeting?

At the first meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss what has brought you to therapy, learn more about counselling and ask any questions you might have. We will talk about what you want to achieve from counselling and whether it will benefit you. The number of sessions will be discussed, some issues can be resolved in short term counselling (up to 12 sessions), whilst others may require longer term work.

Are you supervised?

In accordance with the BACP, I discuss my work with a counselling supervisor, in such a way as not to identify clients. My supervisor is bound by the same BACP code of confidentiality and ethics as myself.

Are you insured?

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

Is it possible to book a session before/after my work day or during my lunch break?

Yes, my city centre practice makes for an ideal location for those working in Leeds who wish to book an appointment before/after their work day or even during their lunch break.

What next?

Please get in touch by email or call me on 07812905467. If you are happy to proceed we can arrange to meet at my Leeds city centre practice. At the first meeting we can start to explore what has brought you to therapy and how we can work together.

What if I call and you're not available?

Please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send me a text or an email.

Maps & Directions

Leeds, LS1 3BB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: N/A

Availability

I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Please contact me to discuss what might best suit you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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