Jo Mallabar Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.


About me

In a confidential, open and non-judgemental environment I aim to help you explore whatever is on your mind at a pace that feels right for you - either in person or remotely.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an in-depth way of looking at your problems. At each step we work together to explore alternative ways to move forward in your life. To achieve this we also look back, uncovering any repetitive patterns of behaviour and understanding how they are contributing to what you feel is going wrong.

Psychotherapy can help with all kinds of problems from difficulties with relationships, a frustrated career, anxiety and depression, or simply feeling misunderstood and confused about who you are and what you want.

Some of the Areas I Work With

Anxiety, depression, stress and difficulty regulating your emotions 

Career problems

Forming meaningful and lasting relationships, navigating complex relationships and understanding ambivalence, commitment issues, shame and self-sabotage

Family issues including relationships with parents, siblings and children

Feeling held back by traumatic childhood experiences


Life transitions such as marriage, fertility and parenthood, and facing retirement

Living with long term illness

Loss and making sense of, and surviving, endings

Low self esteem

Suicidal thoughts

My therapy practise begins with a first meeting either in person or by zoom where we explore what brings you to therapy now, your hopes for the future, and get to know each other a little and see how we work together.

We can then decide the best way forward and agree a regular day and time to meet each week.

Sessions take place once or twice weekly and last 50 minutes.

Taking that first step and beginning the journey takes courage.

That’s why it’s so important you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist.

Over a number of years, I have helped people of all ages and from all walks of life. This experience was gained providing psychotherapy in WPF Therapy’s inner city clinic at London and within community mental health services in West London. My former career as as senior executive in editing and magazine publishing gave me first-hand experience of the pressures and stress of modern-day living.

All of this means I can approach your problems and feelings, whatever they may be, with a mature, understanding and open mind.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the West London Pastoral Foundation ( and hold a post graduate qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.

BACP, UKCP and FPC registered, I always adhere to professional standards and abide by their codes of practice, ethics and confidentiality.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £80.00 to £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees: From £80 per session. If you would like to get in touch you can telephone or email me on the details above. I respond to enquiries promptly and within 24 hours.

When I work

Available early mornings, daytime and evenings Monday to Thursday.

Further information

The therapy takes place in a calm, tranquil and spacious setting.

My therapy room is located in a dedicated therapy practice. The building is one minute's walk from Gunnersbury Station and near to Chiswick Park and Kew Bridge Stations. There are bus routes to Hammersmith, Richmond, Shepherd's Bush and Barnes. 

Oxford House Therapy, Upper Ground, 24 Oxford Road North, London, W4 4DH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

My therapy room in on the raised ground floor. The building is accessed by a short flight of steps.

Online platforms