Dr Louise McDonnell, CPsychol

Dr Louise McDonnell, CPsychol

St Giles
Church Lane
Durham City

07496 513788

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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 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 almost 10 years post qualifying clinical experience. After finishing my degree in counselling (CBT), I completed a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. 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.

To view and book appointments available this week please follow this link; www.talkdurham.co.uk

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with


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Supervision £45

Therapy, initial assessment - £35

Therapy -  £70

Couples Therapy, initial assessment - £40

Couples Therapy - £80

CBT – initial assessment - £22.50

CBT session - £45

EMDR therapy, initial assessment - £45

EDMR therapy session - £90

Appointments available to book now for week www.talkdurham.co.uk

Further information

I have an office in central Durham, DH11QQ.

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

Durham City, DH1 1QQ

Type of session

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

Practical details

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


Wheelchair access: No

Free parking is available on site.


Please click on www.talkdurham.co.uk to view and book appointments available this week.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme