Mark McDonnell MA, MSc, UKCP (accredited psychotherapist)

Mark McDonnell MA, MSc, UKCP (accredited psychotherapist)


01603 731002 / 07954 405277

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01603 731002 / 07954 405277

About me

A bit about me
I am 60 and came to psychotherapy training after a lot of life experience. I have worked in industry, living and working in various different countries. I have brought up a family. I practice meditation and have lots of artistic and sports interests.

What happens in our sessions?
We meet in a peaceful location, a beautiful wooden building looking out onto a private garden, which, for many years, has been a centre for meditation and counselling.

For an hour the space is yours. There are many ways that healing, acceptance and peace of mind can be found:

  • sometimes you may want me to really try to understand what its like for you at the moment;
  • at other times you might need me to really hear and acknowledge what has happened to you or been done to you;
  • you may need to be skilfully accompanied as you work through traumatic experiences and try to free yourself from their hold on you;
  • you may need me to engage with you in a searching conversation as you try to make sense of life and find meaning in things again.

Is it time-limited?
You can have as many sessions as you need. There is no limitation. We usually meet at the same time each week for an hour.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a person-centred psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute in London. I am a registered and accredited psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy ( I have completed five years training at Masters level. As well as the academic side, the training included undergoing several years of personal therapy and doing a lot of work on my own self-knowledge and awareness.

Before becoming a therapist I spent five years in teaching and over twenty years in industry, working in the UK, Spain and the USA.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Relationship problems at work.
  • Life changes such as

                      going to college or university,
                      promotions or redundancy,
                      the 'empty-nest',
                      coming out,
                      serious illness,
                      becoming a carer,

  • Ageing and facing one's own mortality.
  • Finding meaning in life.

Therapies offered


The first session is offered at £20 so that you can see whether it is right for you to work with me. Thereafter sessions cost £45 per hour and we usually meet weekly.

Maps & Directions

Norwich, NR9

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Wednesday afternoons

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme