Ann McDonnell BACP (accred) Psychodynamic Counsellor and EMDR therapist.
I am a psychodynamic therapist; I am able to use CBT interventions when required. I am also a trained EMDR therapist. My approach to counselling is ‘client centred’ working with clients on their individual needs. I believe it is firstly the relationship between the counsellor and client(s) which provide the foundation to explore, understand, challenge and change patterns of behaviour which are causing difficulties and personal distress. Psychodynamic therapy can help clients to gain insight into their lives and their present day problems in order to develop new ways of coping to live a happier life.
EMDR therapy enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. This therapy is successful in treating people suffering from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress and many other emotional problems. EMDR therapy technique is most effective when used in conjunction with other traditional methods of therapy.
Many people come to counselling for many different reasons, talking to a professional can help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings and can be the first steps to looking after you, and ultimately getting better. I have experience in helping people with a huge range of issues including depression, trauma, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, anger, stress, OCD, phobias, exam stresses and disordered eating and many more issues. I work with both young people and adults. I am also a clinical supervisor. I am affiliated with Bupa health care.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited Psychodynamic counsellor
certificate in CBT
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience working with young people from 11 onwards and Adults.
One to one counselling £55.00 per (50 Minutes)
EMDR therapy £60-£70 (50-80 Minutes)
One to one clinical supervision £55.00 per (50 Minutes)
Group supervision available- Max 3 Supervisees £70.00 per group 90 Minutes
I have 17 years experience working with young people and adults. I am affiliated with Bupa health care.