Dr Louise McDonnell
My personal practice is an integrative, holistic style of therapy underpinned by a humanistic approach which draws on a number of theatrical bases and techniques. I have this found to be highly successful in supporting anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, OCD, abuse and panic.
I have almost 10 years post qualifying clinical experience. After finishing my degree in counselling (CBT), I completed a Masters in Psychology in 2013 and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in 2018. During my career I have worked with student populations in Durham University's counselling service supporting both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prior to this I worked in with young people (aged 11-16) in both main stream, and alternative education settings. I have delivered 1:2:1 and group anger management programmes in the community and Holme House Prison and I've worked extensively with social services and their fostering service and I have worked in across the business sector. offering work placed therapies.
For many years I have been a part of counselling teams based in central Durham GP surgeries, this included Claypath Medical Centre and Dunelm medical centre and I have recently finished a long term placement in the Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic Specialist Service based at Lanchester Road Hospital.
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Training, qualifications & experience
2016-2018 Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Teesside University.
2016 Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), stages 1,2 & 3.
2012 – 2013 Masters In Psychology, Sunderland University.
2008 – 2011 BA (Hons) Counselling (Specialising in CBT), Sunderland University.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
One hour individual therapy initial assessment £70.
One hour individual therapy session £70
One hour couples initial assessment £40
One hour couples therapy session £80
50 minute initial assessment EMDR £45
60 to 90 minutes EMDR session £90
50 minute CBT initial assessment £22.50
50 minutes CBT session £45
I have an office in central Durham, DH1.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Sign/other languages would include an interpreter present.|
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Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|