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Tim McDonnell MBACP, Dip (PG), BA (Hons)

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EY
07812 905467 07812 905467
Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EY

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile page. Please take some time to navigate around this page or my website (http://www.tsmcounselling.com) and contact me if you feel counselling could be helpful for you.

I have re-opened my office. I will be putting social distancing (buzzing people into the office via the intercom system and placing seats 6-8ft apart) and cleaning measures (including cleaning chairs between sessions & hand sanitisers/wipes being available) in place. The owner of the building is also following government guidance around this having already consulted with their H&S Risk Management contractor.

I’m also continuing to offer Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video & telephone options if preferred.

Specials offers available to help during this difficult time.

About Counselling & Psychotherapy

Life can throw up some tough challenges. We have all at one time or another struggled to cope, or make sense of our lives and relationships. At times like these it can be good to find someone to talk to who is outside of your immediate circle of friends or family.

Counselling/psychotherapy are known as talking therapies. This involves talking to a professionally qualified counsellor such as myself, who will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing or events from your past. Therapy can help you become more accepting of yourself and reconnect you with your strengths and resources, so you can look ahead to your future.

About Me

I'm a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and I abide by their code of ethics. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP.

I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office based jobs, factory and warehouse work as well as experiencing redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me to relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under in the modern world.

I have been through counselling myself, so I know what it's like to take the first steps into therapy as well as the empowerment, new insights and confidence it can provide. I became a Counsellor because I’m passionate about helping others.

My Practice Location

I work from my office at 27 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EY in Leeds city centre.

I am located near Leeds train station and many bus routes.

Booking Times/Availability

My city centre location makes it possible to book an appointment before/after your work day, during your lunch break or in the evening. I am also available for weekend appointments.

If you call me and I am unable to answer please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send me a text or an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

How I Work

As a Relational Counsellor I believe that the therapeutic relationship between myself and each of my clients is the cornerstone of counselling and the most important factor in therapeutic change.

I offer support through difficult times, working with individuals in order to help them explore how they relate to themselves and those around them in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment.

Your counselling sessions are your space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will follow your lead and work in a collaborative, warm, honest and transparent style. If you are not sure where to begin, that’s okay and we can begin that journey together.

I work in an integrative manner, incorporating a wide range of counselling theories to best suit each of my clients such as The Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Qualifications

I have undertaken 7 years of training in order to work in private practice, which includes a:

  • BA Psychology degree.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Sessions are usually weekly at the same time, but we can discuss what might work best for you. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. How long we choose to work together is entirely up to you.

My city centre practice makes for an ideal location for those working in Leeds who wish to book an appointment before/after their work day or even during their lunch break.

Initial Session

The initial session costs £20 and lasts for 50 minutes. It will give us the opportunity to get to know each other better, for you to learn more about counselling and to discuss what has brought you to therapy. You do not commit yourself to further sessions by making this appointment.

Weekday

£40 for a 50 minute session.

Weekend

£45 for a 50 minute session.

Discounts

It is possible to book an initial 12 sessions for the price of 10 or 10 sessions for the price of 8.

I also offer low cost sessions for counselling students, anyone over the age of 65 and individuals on reduced income. Please enquire if you think you qualify.

Cancellations Policy

Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will not be charged. When sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, the normal fee will apply.

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

Frequently Asked Questions

What is counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling/psychotherapy are known as talking therapies. This involves talking to a professionally qualified counsellor such as myself, who will provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore any difficulties you are currently experiencing or events from your past. Therapy can help you become more accepting of yourself and reconnect you with your strengths and resources, so you can look ahead to your future.

Is counselling safe?

Counselling is a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to explore your thoughts, feelings and any difficulties you might be experiencing in life. As a member of the BACP I adhere to a strict code of ethics that ensures that I am always working in your best interests.

Is counselling confidential?

Confidentiality is a vital part of therapy and the therapeutic relationship we will share. The only exceptions to this are if I felt another individual might come to immediate serious harm.

Where are you located?

I work from my office in 27 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EY in Leeds city centre.

I am located near Leeds train station and many bus routes.

What happens at our first meeting?

At the first meeting you will have the opportunity to discuss what has brought you to therapy, learn more about counselling and ask any questions you might have. We will talk about what you want to achieve from counselling and whether it will benefit you. The number of sessions will be discussed, some issues can be resolved in short term counselling (up to 12 sessions), whilst others may require longer term work.

Are you supervised?

In accordance with the BACP, I discuss my work with a counselling supervisor, in such a way as not to identify clients. My supervisor is bound by the same BACP code of confidentiality and ethics as myself.

Are you insured?

I have full professional indemnity insurance.

Is it possible to book a session before/after my work day or during my lunch break?

Yes, my city centre practice makes for an ideal location for those working in Leeds who wish to book an appointment before/after their work day or even during their lunch break.

What next?

Please get in touch by email or call me on 07812905467. If you are happy to proceed we can arrange to meet at my Leeds city centre practice. At the first meeting we can start to explore what has brought you to therapy and how we can work together.

What if I call and you're not available?

Please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can send me a text or an email.

27 York Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2EY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages N/A

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Please contact me to discuss what might best suit you.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Tim McDonnell MBACP, Dip (PG), BA (Hons)

Tim McDonnell MBACP, Dip (PG), BA (Hons)