Dr Louise McDonnell, Charted Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
Face to face appointments now available with safe social distancing.
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 a theoretically integrative, holistic style of therapy underpinned by a psychoanalytic, CBT theory and practice. The support you would like and an explanation of how I work, is discussed in full during a first appointment.
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 undergraduates, postgraduate and staff. Prior to this I worked 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
2019 Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing for Children
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.
Registered / Accredited
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
Please see website for full information and staff members of Talk Durham
Therapy - £70
Couples Therapy - £80
EMDR therapy, initial assessment - £45
EDMR therapy session - £90
Appointments available to book now for week www.talkdurham.co.uk
I am an approved provider for AVIVA and AXA PPP Healthcare. If you would like your appointments to be covered by your insurance please contact your provider to confirm their criteria. Please note fees for insurance work are variable and may involve an excess to be paid dependant on your policy.
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.