John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
0752 8237118

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Therapist - London

London N16
0752 8237118
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


Counselling & Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples

Current availability - Couples sessions Tues 3.30 & 5pm both every other week. Individual sessions are full.

Are you struggling with addiction, anger management, bereavement/ loss, anxiety, depression or relationship issues?  I work with all issues that we as human beings experience. 

I can offer a combination - for individual therapy if available - of Skype and in person as an ongoing way of providing therapy. I can also offer therapy solely via Skype.

We have all faced a significant disturbance to the way we lead our lives. The impact on us has been practical, physical, mental and emotional. I know for me I have had to manage added stress and anxiety. We have now transitioned to a more familiar way of life although Coronavirus is less of an acute issue it is still present.

Tues /Weds / Thurs, in person, Skype or phone for 50 minutes. Please contact me for availability -I work afternoons.

About me and my therapy practice


I specialise in working with anger management, anxiety, bereavement, dependency depression and identity issues. I also have a focus on men as primary childcarers, parenting issues and creativity such as writing. I am experienced in working with a range of other issues and can support you whatever you are struggling with. 

The pace of modern life can be exhausting and overwhelming. We can find it difficult to make time for contact with ourselves, other people, leisure, exercise, relaxation or reflection. You may engage in activities or behaviours that you are unhappy about.

In order to relate to others in a healthy way each of us needs to begin by doing so with our self. I often hear people refer to their best friend in terms of another person. I believe our best friend is our self and it is vital to invest in our relationship with our self. I know from my experience of stepping back and becoming aware of my thoughts, feelings and physical experience I can then make choices that support me rather than react without consideration for myself and others.

I believe we are all innately inclined towards shaping a creative, joyful life even in the face of life’s challenges. We come into adulthood with experiences that affect our wellbeing. There may also be many rules, inhibitions and fears that influence our lives. I can support you as a unique and resourceful human being to draw on your own self knowledge to form a more satisfying relationship with yourself 

Sessions £70.


You may feel distant from each other and struggle with communication. Are there life events that have impacted your relationship? I can support you with working through your struggles whether that is to strengthen your relationship and remain together or work towards ending.  I will facilitate the opportunity for you to hear each other, empathise with each other, build respect for your differences, grow kindness and see the value of your relationship.

Sessions £85.

Practice description

I work from a location in and N16. Entrance has steps / stairs.

My first session

This will include exploring the issue[s] that have lead you to counselling or therapy and what you hope to achieve. I will also ask you about your family history and personal history.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Emotionally focused therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

Languages spoken