Dr Jeffrey McDonnell
Dr Jeffrey McDonnell is a clinical psychologist with experience of delivering specialist, evidence-based treatments in NHS settings for individuals with a wide range of mild, moderate, and severe mental health difficulties. Having obtained his BSc in Psychology from University College Dublin, he went on to complete a Masters in the Philosophy of Mental Disorder at Kings College London. Subsequent to a period of conducting medical and psychological research with University College London, Dr McDonnell obtained his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London). He currently holds a Clinical Research Training Fellowship, awarded by the Biomedical Research Council, at University College London, where he is investigating novel and cutting-edge treatments for post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, both of which he has a specialist interest in.
From his work in secondary and specialist NHS services, Dr McDonnell is experienced in the formulation and treatment of complex depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties and personality disorder.
Dr McDonell has expertise in delivering a variety of approaches, depending on the client’s individual values, the nature of their presenting difficulties and the evidence base. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies, Schema Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
Dr McDonnell has a keen interest in understanding what helps people overcome suffering and why.Back to team