Counselling and Therapy in Central London


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"A good therapist must create a new therapy with every person they see." Irvin Yalom

My name is Jan O'Mahony. I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor (BSc.MBACP) with over 20 years experience, accredited and registered with BACP.

I offer psychodynamic counselling and therapy to people living or working in Central London and Islington. I also offer counselling using VSee or Skype to those who have to travel as part of their work.

My fee is 60 for individuals and 80 for couples. I offer concessions to those who really need it but do not take health insurance. For those with health insurance, please see FAQ

I see people in the following locations:

In Central London:
At 37-41, Gower Street, WC1E 6HH
In Islington, London:
At City Road Therapy, 335 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ
I also see people during the daytime/lunchtime at Terapia Consultancy, 9, Coldbath Square, EC1R 5HL

There is something you need to talk about, but where do you turn?

Talking with friends and family is invaluable, but they are involved in your life and it might feel too risky to expose them to your darker thoughts and feelings. There could be too much at stake. This may be when a counsellor is just the right person to turn to, someone with whom there is nothing at stake.


People have come to me for counselling for a variety of reasons including:

  • Depression and feeling life is pointless and useless
  • Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks and PTSD
  • Trying to please others and feeling invisible and unappreciated
  • Eating disorders
  • The legacy of childhood sexual abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Coping with older age
  • The turmoil of being an adolescent & trying to find your place in life
  • The impact of being adopted
  • Couples experiencing difficulties and conflicts.
  • Counselling and Therapy can help you to:

  • clarify and articulate what you are thinking and feeling
  • see how your past influences & continues to affect your present life
  • see what part you play in your relationships to others and the world
  • face painful and difficult feelings
  • prioritise what is most important to you so you can look forward with greater confidence.
  • Some Comments from Past Clients

    "Jan's challenges were empathic yet powerful, and her continued support through even the most difficult times led to an opportunity of self-exploration which would not have been possible in any other context. It often felt as if I was discovering things myself and was the creator of changes in my life - yet I cannot take the credit for it alone because a great deal depended on Jan's undivided attention, insightfulness, unique sense of humour and unshockable nature." Sabine Bachinger

    "I worked with Jan for 15 months and found her to be extremely insightful, objective and supportive. Her listening skills were amazing and she had the ability to empower me and permit me to feel proud of my achievements. She had a direct approach which I found refreshing as it allowed me to look at my relationships in a clear and somewhat detached manner." Vanda Campbell

    "I highly recommend Jan as a counsellor because she is very experienced at her job and it is a true skill to be able to steer someone in a different direction without appearing to lead the way." Daniel Kay

    "Jan never hid behind a professional mask, unlike other therapists I have seen, so I had the feeling that I was talking to a human being who had no interest in 'curing' me or changing the way I am. Thanks to her endless patience and unwavering presence I gradually began to understand that being me is actually good enough. Jan has helped me to become who I am and am continuing to become - a unique individual that I didn't know myself before starting out therapy." Anna O'Sullivan

    What is Psychodynamic Counselling?

    Put briefly, psychodynamic counselling stresses the significance of our early childhood experience in shaping our patterns of relating and our sense of self. It highlights how these patterns are still active in our adult relationships even though we are unaware of them and they may no longer reflect our adult status. By noticing and becoming more aware of your 'taken-for-granted' expectations and attitudes, and the way in which you interpret the world and your place in it, you can make adjustments to this 'world view' which will serve you better.

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