John Jeremiah Ahearne, Cert.Psych, Couns.Dip, MBACP.
My name is John and I am a practising counsellor in Islington, Southgate, Tooting and Clapham, London. I am committed to providing counselling and talking therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. I work with individuals an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
“Let me say to begin with: It is not neurotic to have conflict...Conflicts within ourselves are an integral part of human life.” – Karen Horney
I understand that seeking out therapy can be a difficult decision for some, but firmly believe that when an individual makes that step, it is because they are ready for change and growth. Using my training, I will work with you towards a better awareness of yourself and those around you.
Together we will recognise and explore patterns in yourself and others, and where those patterns may have originated. I do not believe in fixes, rather that most issues are a relational problem. It is about the relationship we have with a problem that causes us pain; it's about how we react to a topic that causes upset in your personal and/or professional life
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following memberships to Professional Organisations and qualifications:
- Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical code.
- Member of ACTO (The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- Currently undertaking a Psychodynamic Practice Certificate
- MSc Psychotherapy (in 2021)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with