Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough

About me

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor working in Tottenham, Haringey. I am experienced in helping clients deal with anxiety and depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, shame, bereavement and LGBT+ issues, among others. I work with individuals.

Whatever difficulties you are experiencing in your life right now, I am willing to explore them with you in a safe and confidential setting. I have a very good track record of helping clients to manage their depression, anxiety or other difficult feelings, to accept themselves better and to enhance their emotional well-being.

I have worked as a counsellor for a charity that supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have also worked as a counsellor in the NHS, for a bereavement service in Camden and for a mental health charity in Hackney.

I feel very fortunate to work in London with its diverse population and have a 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.

Furthermore, I am doing an advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in order to be able to work with clients at greater depth. I am interested in a wide range of psychoanalytic thinking, including those approaches that are critical of classical Freudian or Kleinian psychoanalysis and of the discipline’s history of oppressing sexual minorities and of misogyny.

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor 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.

If you decide that you would like us to work together, we would meet at the same time and place every week for the duration of your therapy. I work with clients on a short-term or longer-term basis, according to their requirements. A counselling session lasts 50 minutes.
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


I charge £55 for an initial consultation and £55 per counselling session. Some concessions are available, please ask for details.

Maps & Directions

London, N17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French (bilingual)


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


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

Types of client

Older adults