John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Contact information

Phone number
0752 823 7118

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Therapist - LONDON

0752 823 7118
Sessions from £60.00


About me and my therapy practice

I specialise in working with addiction/dependency, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity issues, men as primary childcarers, parenting issues, creativity and artistic expression. 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. We can find it difficult to make time for contact with ourselves, other people, leisure, exercise, relaxation or reflection. You may engage in activities 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 that relationship. I know from my experience of stepping back and becoming aware of my thoughts and feelings 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. My role as a humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor is to support you as a unique and resourceful human being to draw on your own self-knowledge to form a more satisfying relationship with yourself and others.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Service veterans, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Career coaching, Business coaching, Life coaching, Leadership coaching, Executive coaching, Disability, Cancer, Asperger syndrome, Health related issues, AIDS/HIV, Sexuality, Self esteem, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Infertility, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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