Dr Louise McDonnell, Charted Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
I am based in central Durham, in a discrete office, there is ample free parking outside, no waiting area and appointments timed so that you will not meet other clients before or after your session.
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 clients with a wide range of difficulties. The support you would like, and an explanation of how I work, is discussed in full during an initial assessment.
I have over 10 years post qualifying clinical experience. 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, I've worked extensively with social services and their fostering service and across the business sector offering work placed therapies.
For many years I have been a part of NHS counselling teams based in central Durham GP surgeries, this has included Claypath/Green Lane and Dunelm medical centre as well as 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
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neurodiversity - described by The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service as "the different ways the brain can work and interpret information. It highlights that people naturally think about things differently due to different ways of processing information". Neurodivergence includes Attention Deficit Disorders, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
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Therapy, initial assessment - £35
Therapy - £70
Couples Therapy, initial assessment - £40
Couples Therapy - £80
Student price £50
Student initial assessment £25
EMDR therapy, initial assessment - £45
EDMR therapy session - £90
Appointments available to book now for week www.talkdurham.co.uk
Early morning, late evening and Saturday appointments available.
Insurance work undertaken.
I keep initial assessment appointment spaces available every week and appointments can be booked up to two hours before. Payment is taken at the point of booking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Sign/other languages would include an interpreter present.|
Please click on www.talkdurham.co.uk to view and book appointments available this week.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|