Samantha McDonnell

Samantha McDonnell


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07841201166
Website

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Therapist - London

London SW4
07841201166
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have some availability.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, loss, relationships or trauma? I offer a warm, inclusive and compassionate approach, drawing on a wide range of techniques & experience to help you find effective strategies to move forward.

As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe that the answers we search for lie within us and that we each have a natural capacity for growth. Sometimes, however, upsetting events or painful emotions block self-belief in our ability to heal ourselves.

Spending time with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist offers a safe space in which to feel truly seen and heard, gaining insight into whatever’s troubling you. The aim is to unlock inner resources and help develop self-compassion, which in turn fosters healthier relationships with ourselves and others.

I have extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients:

I support adults suffering from stress and low self-esteem, and/or survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical abuse.

I work with clients with personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD.

Both professionally and personally, I have considerable experience with LGBTQ and gender-diverse people, as well as those who may be questioning their identity. I’m particularly keen to encourage parents who are uneasy or struggling to accept their child’s questioned or identified gender, to seek counselling.

I have a particular interest in working with unresolved past trauma, addressing its combined effects on mind and body. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Trauma Therapy offer gentle, trauma-informed approaches, which focus on your ability to self-care and regulate your emotions. Combining these with Mindfulness frees you to live your life and find greater fulfilment in the present.

Earlier in life I was a professional singer and teacher, so I’m familiar with careers and situations requiring you to perform under pressure.

Practice description

Practice

I practise at The Awareness Centre SW4 and Thrive@SW6 in South-West London:

https://theawarenesscentre.com/therapists/samantha-mcdonnell/

http://thrivesw6.com/samantha-mcdonnell/#therapists  

I offer both short and long-term counselling for adults, face-to-face, online or by telephone - please enquire directly.

Free initial 15-minute telephone consultation.

Reduced rates are available for frontline workers, students or those on low income or in financial need.

My website www.samanthamcdonnell.com is also launching soon.

NHS and Voluntary Work

In addition to private practice, I'm part of the NHS East London Integrative Therapy Team and hold an honorary psychotherapy post at The Maudsley.

During five years volunteering for Victim Support, I worked mainly with survivors of rape and domestic/sexual abuse.

Qualifications and Ethical Codes of Conduct

I hold a postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from The Metanoia Institute, as part of the Masters’ degree in Psychotherapy I’m completing.

I’ve trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy and Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Additionally, I’ve undertaken professional development courses in personality disorders, early development, transgender issues and mindfulness.

I’m registered with both the UKCP and BACP and abide by their codes of ethics.

My first session

A first session offers the chance for us to meet and for you to decide if you would feel comfortable working with me. It's also an opportunity to air any questions or concerns you may have. You might then choose to have a few sessions before reviewing our work and deciding whether you would benefit from longer-term therapy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Therapist - London

London SW6
07841201166
Sessions from £65.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have some availability.

About me and my therapy practice

Are you struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, loss, relationships or trauma? I offer a warm, inclusive and compassionate approach, drawing on a wide range of techniques & experience to help you find effective strategies to move forward.

As a Humanistic counsellor, I believe that the answers we search for lie within us and that we each have a natural capacity for growth. Sometimes, however, upsetting events or painful emotions block self-belief in our ability to heal ourselves.

Spending time with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist offers a safe space in which to feel truly seen and heard, gaining insight into whatever’s troubling you. The aim is to unlock inner resources and help develop self-compassion, which in turn fosters healthier relationships with ourselves and others.

I have extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients:

I support adults suffering from stress and low self-esteem, and/or survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical abuse.

I work with clients with personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD.

Both professionally and personally, I have considerable experience with LGBTQ and gender-diverse people, as well as those who may be questioning their identity. I’m particularly keen to encourage parents who are uneasy or struggling to accept their child’s questioned or identified gender, to seek counselling.

I have a particular interest in working with unresolved past trauma, addressing its combined effects on mind and body. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Somatic Trauma Therapy offer gentle, trauma-informed approaches, which focus on your ability to self-care and regulate your emotions. Combining these with Mindfulness frees you to live your life and find greater fulfilment in the present.

Earlier in life I was a professional singer and teacher, so I’m familiar with careers and situations requiring you to perform under pressure.

Practice description

Practice

I practise at The Awareness Centre SW4 and Thrive@SW6 in South-West London:

https://theawarenesscentre.com/therapists/samantha-mcdonnell/

http://thrivesw6.com/samantha-mcdonnell/#therapists  

I offer both short and long-term counselling for adults, face-to-face, online or by telephone - please enquire directly.

Free initial 15-minute telephone consultation.

Reduced rates are available for frontline workers, students or those on low income or in financial need.

My website www.samanthamcdonnell.com is also launching soon.

NHS and Voluntary Work

In addition to private practice, I'm part of the NHS East London Integrative Therapy Team and hold an honorary psychotherapy post at The Maudsley.

During five years volunteering for Victim Support, I worked mainly with survivors of rape and domestic/sexual abuse.

Qualifications and Ethical Codes of Conduct

I hold a postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from The Metanoia Institute, as part of the Masters’ degree in Psychotherapy I’m completing.

I’ve trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy and Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Additionally, I’ve undertaken professional development courses in personality disorders, early development, transgender issues and mindfulness.

I’m registered with both the UKCP and BACP and abide by their codes of ethics.

My first session

A first session offers the chance for us to meet and for you to decide if you would feel comfortable working with me. It's also an opportunity to air any questions or concerns you may have. You might then choose to have a few sessions before reviewing our work and deciding whether you would benefit from longer-term therapy.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited