John O'Shaughnessy

John O'Shaughnessy

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
0752 8237118

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Therapist - London

London N16
0752 8237118
Sessions from £65.00


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


My preference is for in person sessions. As a result of Coronavirus, I am working via Skype and phone. We are all faced with a significant disturbance to the way we lead our lives. The impact on us is practical, mental and emotional. I know for me I am managing added stress and anxiety and massive changes to how I live and work as well. 

Monday to Wednesday Skype or phone for 50 minutes sessions. I am available late morning / afternoon.

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 and creativity such as writing and other forms of artistic expression. I am experienced in working with a range of other issues and can support you whatever you are struggling with. I am also skilled in supporting people in adjusting to and managing crisis situations.

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. 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.

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 / Aspergers syndrome, 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, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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