Mike McDonough

Mike McDonough



About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor willing to help you explore any problems you are facing in your life in a safe and confidential setting and consider ways of enhancing your emotional and mental well-being. In addition to my counselling training I have extensive life experience that informs my respectful, empathic and accepting attitude towards my clients whatever their background and life-history.

I follow an integrative approach, which means that I make use of the teachings of the psychodynamic, person-centred and transpersonal traditions within counselling. In practice this means that I believe in the central importance of establishing a working relationship in which my clients feel safe and understood. I am also interested in exploring the influence of childhood and other past experiences on a client's current difficulties and in working with the unconscious.

I work as a volunteer counsellor for a mental health charity in East London. For two years I volunteered as a counsellor at a bereavement service in North London and I worked for nine months as a volunteer counsellor within the NHS, at a GP surgery in Putney. I am experienced in working with adults dealing with issues including bereavement, discrimination, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, shame, addictions, traumatic loss, domestic abuse, relationship problems, self-injury, HIV, ADHD, anger management and questions about their sexuality.

I am a registered member of the BACP and follow their Ethical Framework.

I speak native-level French and am happy to work with clients in French.

I see clients at my home practice near Seven Sisters tube/rail station.

I charge £50 for a 50-minute session.

Please email me at mikemcdonoughtherapy@gmail.com to discuss your needs and ask me any questions about my service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in therapeutic counselling, Mary Ward Centre

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Therapies offered


£50 for a 50-minute session. Some concessions available, please ask for more details.

Maps & Directions

London, N17

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French (bilingual)


Weekdays and evenings, please contact me to enquire about available time slots

Types of client

Older adults
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