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 on Wednesdays.
In Islington, London:
At City Road Therapy, 335 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ on Mondays.
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. Or it may be less that you have a problem nagging at you, but that you want to review where you are at in your life and explore some of the deeper influences on you, without the interference of others' perspectives.
People have come to me for counselling for a variety of reasons including:
Counselling and Therapy can help you to:
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 ways in which you interpret the world and your place in it, you can make adjustments to this 'world view' which will serve you better.
A Few Comments from Past Clients"Wow! What a relief it is to discover me and operate from there, rather than dance around trying to be what I thought others wanted me to be. Going to therapy has been so worth it." Mike Joseph
"Thank you for our sessions over the past year. They've really helped me get to a point of better understanding and acceptance of myself and the relationship that dominated the last few years of my life. I feel in a much better position to navigate the next few years and indeed decades, whatever they may hold." Tamara Blake
"I started therapy feeling resistant and uncomfortable - "I shouldn't need this!". But gradually I realised it wasn't about correcting a fault but of getting a picture of the patterns I have developed throughout my life which make me see things, and me, in a particular way. I'm finding myself quite interesting!" Sara Chau
"I highly recommend Jan. She is a real person with a good sense of humour as well as having great insight. I felt at ease from the first session." Daniel Campbell
Some Ted Talks of interestJulian Baggini "Is there a real you?" is well worth watching. In this talk Julian Baggini challenges the idea that we have a fixed core self, and argues that we are ever-evolving processes. To view this talk CLICK HERE
Isaac Lidsky "What reality are you creating for yourself?" looks at how our attitudes, beliefs and fears shape what we see. To view this talk CLICK HERE
Sangu Delle "There's no shame in taking care of your mental health" As an African man, Sangu Delle had to confront his own deep prejudices that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. But this does not apply only to African men. To view this talk CLICK HERE
Elisabeth Wiklander "Neurodiversity - the key that unlocked my world". Elisabeth Wiklander is autistic and communicates how it is to be autistic and lead an independent and successful life. She is a cellist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra. To view this talk CLICK HERE
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