Mike McDonough

Mike McDonough



About me

I am a BACP Accredited counsellor based 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.

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.

In addition to my private practice, I work as a counsellor for a charity that supports adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. I have 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.

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.

I offer a free initial session so that we can discuss your needs and whether my approach is right for you. If you decide that you would like us to work together, we would meet at the same time and place on a weekly basis. I charge £50 for a 50-minute session. Some concessions are available, please ask for details.

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

Therapies offered


Free initial consultation. Thereafter, £50 for a 50-minute session. Some concessions available, please ask for more details.

Maps & Directions

London, N17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French (bilingual)


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

Types of client

Older adults