John Cleary

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London SW4 & SW6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As daunting as attending therapy can seem, it also displays a sincere individual desire for personal understanding, change and growth.

My approach is to work collaboratively, providing a safe, confidential non judgemental environment, promoting a trusting therapeutic relationship and a space where one may begin to openly explore their thoughts and feelings around areas of their lives that may be the cause of pain, frustration and discomfort.

Trained as an Integrative Counsellor and with a BA Hons in Therapeutic Psychology I work with both past and present life experiences believing that insight, self-awareness and an understanding of our needs can help us develop and access our inner human resources that may be hidden from us.

From a psychodynamic perspective I trust in early attachment theory and its ability to provide an understanding of our inner belief systems and identify behavioural traits (positive and negative) that present themselves in present day relational and social contexts with the hope that knowledge of these processes can help an individual experience acceptance, understanding and move towards a more fulfilling way of relating to themselves (self-acceptance) and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (hon) Therapeutic Psychology

Dip  Integrative Counselling

Member of the BACP - (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I have been involved with twelve step work for two decades and have a comprehensive understanding off the addictive personality, behavioural patterns that are employed around addiction and what addictions actually may provide for an individual. 

Having worked in an NHS crisis centre throughout covid and its aftermath and witnessed great distress I have an understanding of clients who have faced anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-worth, isolation, relational difficulties, identity issues and work related stress throughout these times.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 - £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 face to face session

£50 online session

Free initial telephone session

I work from Clapham sw4,  East Putney sw15 and by Putney Bridge station sw6

Can provide concessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please call about availability. I tend to be in Clapham on a saturday morning otherwise I am located next to Putney bridge or East Putney tube station. 

Further information

I am committed to both short and long term work, understanding that people need “here and now” coping strategies as well as exploring underlying historical issues.

The Awareness Centre, 41 Abbeyville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9JX

Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, London, Greater London, SW6 3PA

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
John Cleary
John Cleary