Dr Louise McDonnell

Dr Louise McDonnell

St Giles
Church Lane
Durham City

I am unable to take further enquiries until 13-Jan-2019

07496 513788

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St Giles
Church Lane
Durham City

07496 513788

About me

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.

Enhanced DBS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


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

Further information

I have an office in central Durham, DH1.

Maps & Directions

Durham City, DH1 1QQ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Yes
Other languages: Sign/other languages would include an interpreter present.


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme