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Michael McDonough

London, N17
07540 306045 07540 306045

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.

During the coronavirus crisis, I am working with clients online or by phone. Concessionary rates are available for people affected financially by the crisis.

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.

As well as being a qualified counsellor, I am doing an advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 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.

Private Healthcare Insurance

I am registered as a counselling provider with Bupa, Aetna Global Benefits, Aviva and Vitality Health, which means that they will cover all or part of the cost of your sessions with me, depending on your health insurance policy.

Practical information

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

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy

Fees

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French (bilingual)

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough