Counselling in Durham City DH1

The Talk Durham team offer a range of therapeutic services in Durham, UK.

Talk Durham was founded by Dr Louise McDonnell, a Doctor of Counselling Psychology.

“Having spent so much time working in Durham City I really felt a close connection to the area and people and chose to set up my own private practice in the area.”

Dr Louise made it a personal goal to work across different settings and with age groups ranging from 6 – 80 years old+ before deciding to open her private practice. In almost 20 years she has worked in the NHS (GP surgeries in Durham & Lanchester Road Hospital), in primary, secondary and alternative education, Durham University’s counselling service, Holme House Prison and several Work Placed Counselling Services.

“Our service started off small. Driven by a desire to be able to tailor therapy to individual need.”

Dr Louise set up Talk Durham 2018 to offer private counselling to adults.  During the pandemic we had a large influx of young people, and couples, needing access to services quickly and our team has grown now to include clinical and non clinical staff, with a range of training and specialisms.

We can now offer appointments to teenagers and adults. We also offer Employment Assistance Programmes, contact us for bespoke services to support your employees’ well-being.


Perfectly situated for therapy in Durham

We spent a long time looking for a space which is calming and aids recovering. Keeping this in mind we were delighted when we found our peaceful office in St Giles Church, which has been our home now for 3 years. This is a discreet setting for our service, with ample free parking.

There is no reception or waiting room. We ask that you arrive at your appointment time to allow for confidentiality to be maintained throughout the process.

Please note we are located on the second floor and there is no lift available. Let us know if access is a problem.

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