Mr Peter A McDonnell


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  • Accepting new patients
  • Available for:
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    • Video consultations

Last updated: 17 Apr 2020

Specialises in

  • Counselling

About me

Finding a counsellor, you feel able to talk to about important issues in your life, takes time and careful consideration. That is why I offer an initial meeting to discuss what you might like to address with counselling and to find out whether we would be able to work together - free of charge.

Counselling offers a safe private space to discuss the issues that are troubling us. It is confidential and takes place with someone who isn’t a member of our personal community. Counsellors are trained to help people explore their thoughts and feelings and to consider how these relate to the difficulties they are experiencing. As insight and understanding develops, there is the possibility of positive change: to come to a new accommodation with things as they are, or to make changes to the way we live our lives.

My approach to counselling emphasises a hopeful view of human beings and our ability to develop and be self-determining (Humanistic) and acknowledges the role of previous life experiences in influencing who we are and the choices we make (Psychodynamic).

I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (awarded in 2010), and have been qualified to practise as a counsellor since 2005. My primary qualifications are an M.A. in Counselling (Durham University, 2006) and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology (Loughborough University, 1981).

I have worked as a counsellor: in education from 2006 (six years), for the NHS since 2007 and in private practice since 2012 (including management responsibilities in all three areas). I have also been working as a counselling supervisor since 2006. My career has included extended periods in business research and in the field of learning disability.

Accessible office opposite Newcastle Central Station.

Areas of interest

Adults; Depression; Anxiety; Relationships; Bereavement; Loss; Childhood; Trauma; Self-Esteem; Identity; Stress; Bullying; Work; Redundancy; Retirement.

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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

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