John Jeremiah Ahearne

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN Angel Islington, HOLBORN,

Bond Street, Wimpole Street, oxford street, and Marylebone


London Counselling and Psychotherapy (LCaP)

Integrative Therapeutic or Psychodynamic Talking Therapy

Counselling and psychotherapy are available across Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone.

Face-to-face & online counselling sessions for adult individuals and couples.

Welcome to my website

I am a qualified counsellor with clinics across Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone.

I am committed to providing counselling, psychotherapy, and talking therapy in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment. I work with individuals and couples using an open-ended counsellor approach or for an agreed-upon period to enable you to enhance your lives and live them more fully.

I understand that seeking out therapy might be a difficult decision for some, but I firmly believe that when an individual makes that step, it is because they are ready for change and growth. Using my counsellor training and counsellor knowledge, I will work with you towards a better awareness of yourself and yourself in relation to those around you.


Nothing you say will shock me, and everything you say is always confidential.


Together, we will recognise and explore patterns in yourself and others, what your triggers are, and where those patterns may have originated. I do not believe in immediate fixes; rather, most issues are relational problems.

I work from clinics in Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone. Currently, I have availability in the West End and Marylebone - behind Selfridges.

It's about the relationship we have with a problem that causes us pain; how you react to a topic, person or life event that causes upset in your personal and/or professional life.

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

– Sigmund Freud

”The fact that grief takes so long to resolve is not a sign of inadequacy, but betokens depth of soul.”

– Donald Winnicott

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

– Wayne W. Dyer

“It is a joy to be hidden, and disaster not to be found.”

– Donald Winnicott

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”

– Eckhart Tolle

The Process for starting

The process is something like this:


  • We have an initial 15-minute telephone call.
  • You tell me a little bit about what is going on for you and why you have reached out for counselling and psychotherapy.
  • I will tell you a bit about what I can offer you as an integrative therapist.
  • If by the end of the telephone consultation we are both happy to go ahead, we move on to looking at both our diaries to agree on a weekly day/time slot for each week in person at Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone. I also offer online counselling sessions or hybrid counselling sessions.
  • I offer a once-weekly model, which can be short-term therapy or long-term therapy (open-ended).


  • If you would prefer a full in-person assessment session in Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone, please do ask.

Couns.Dip, Cert.Psych, MBACP

Enhanced DBS Renewed May 2023

My locations

I am a qualified counsellor offering face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy services in Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone, London.

I also offer online counselling sessions via the secure platform Zoom. Hybrid online and face-to-face counselling sessions are also available.

Angel Islington

Counselling Therapy Room

Holborn, High Holborn & Chancery Lane Counselling Therapy Room:

Oxford/Bond/Wimpole Street, Marylebone Counselling Room:

Fees & availability

  • Adult Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy: £90–£150 per therapeutic session (50 minutes)


  • Adult Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy: more than once per week: £75–£95 per therapeutic session (50 minutes)


  • Adult Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy/ Separation Therapy: £125–£175 per therapeutic session, depending on length


  • Other Relationships Counseling and Psychotherapy: £125–£175 per therapeutic session, depending on length


I am available for a free 15-minute conversation on the telephone for clients to discuss what they want out of therapy. Please ask about an in-person full assessment session if you prefer—in Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Wimpole Street, Oxford Street, the West End, and Marylebone.

Books of Interest

  • The Origins of Psychoanalysis: Freud, Ferenczi and the Challenge of Thought, Maria Pierri 
  • Object relations & relationality in couple therapy - James L. Poulton
  • Mentalizing in Psychotherapy - Carla Sharp; Dickton Bevington; Peter Fonagy
  • Psychoanalytic Ideas series - Vol 1, Psychosis (Madness) & Vol 2, Perinatal Loss & Breakdown
  • Mother, Madonna, Whore, Estela Welldon
  • Ward Is it Ever Just Sex? - Darian Leader
  • Early Development and its Disturbances, Canestri, Leuzinger-Bohleber, Target.
  • Psychoanalytic theories: perspectives from developmental psychopathology - Peter Fonagy & Mary Target
  • Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy: The Classic Handbook to its Principles - Eric Berne
  • Playing with Dynamite, Estela Welldon
  • Mad, Bad and Sad - Lisa Appignanesi
  • Thinking Space: Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond - Tavistock Clinic - Frank Lowe
  • Dreams That Turn Over a Page: Paradoxical Dreams in Psychoanalysis - Jean-Mitchel Quinodoz
  • Mapping the field of psychoanalytic psychosocial practice,.Laurnece Spurling
  • Michael Balint and his World: The Budapest Years - ed. Judit Szekacs-Weisz, Raluca Soreanu and Ivan Ward
  • From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Psychoanalytic Treatment of Psychosis - Danielle Knafo and Michael Selzer

Some of the words that people seeking therapy search for

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Low self-confidence
  • Bereavement
  • Couples counselling
  • Stress
  • Feeling sad
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Addiction(s)
  • Loneliness
  • Anger management
  • Social anxiety
  • LGBTQ+ counselling
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Neurodiversity
  • Abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Disorderly eating
  • Panic attacks
  • Integrative
  • Sex problems
  • Emotional abuse
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Self-harm
  • Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Dissociation
  • Career Counselling
  • Sexual abuse
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Separation therapy
  • Divorce divorce
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Sexual assault
  • Behaviour problems
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Work-related stress
  • Health anxiety

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling or psychotherapy works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can also call me on 07549 165 155 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.


All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.


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