Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07540 306045

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Therapist - London

London N17
07540 306045
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a qualified and BACP-accredited counsellor willing to help you explore any problems you are facing in your life in a safe and confidential setting. I seek to aid clients in coming to a better understanding of themselves so that they can bring about long-lasting improvements to their relationships with other people and to their own well-being. I have a respectful, empathic and accepting attitude towards my clients whatever their background and life-history.

I follow a relational approach that integrates elements from the psychodynamic, person-centred and transpersonal traditions within counselling. I am particularly interested in exploring the influence of childhood and other past experiences on a client's current difficulties and in working with the unconscious.

I am doing further training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in order to be able to work with clients several times a week and for longer periods. I am interested in strands of psychoanalytic thinking that are critical of classical psychoanalysis and of the discipline's anti-feminist stance and its history of oppressing sexual minorities. 

I see clients at my private practice in Tottenham. I have worked as a counsellor for a charity that supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, as well as for a mental health charity in East London, a bereavement service in North London and a GP surgery in Putney. 

I am experienced in working with adults dealing with bereavement, discrimination, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, shame, addictions, traumatic loss, domestic abuse, relationship problems, self-injury, HIV, ADHD, anger management, LGBT issues and questions about their sexuality.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken