John Jeremiah Ahearne

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY IN LONDON

Angel Islington, Bond Street, oxford street, Holborn and Marylebone


London Counselling and Psychotherapy (LCaP)

Integrative Therapeutic or Psychodynamic Talking Therapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy in Angel Islington, Holborn, Bond Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn, Oxford Street, Marylebone, near Harley Street and Manchester Square.

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

Welcome to my website

I am a qualified therapist with clinics across Angel Islington, High Holborn, Bond Street, the West End, Oxford Circus, 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 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 firmly believe that when an individual makes that step, it is because they are ready for change and growth. Using my training and 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 that most issues are relational problems.

Marylebone, Bond Street, and the West End has availability now.

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 Holborn, High Holborn/Chancery Lane, Bond Street, Harley Street, Angel Islington, or Oxford Circus, 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 Marylebone Bond Street, Oxford Circus or Islington, 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, High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Oxford Circus, and Bond Street in 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 Street, Marylebone Counselling Room:

Fees & availability

  • Adult Individual Counselling: £90–£125 per therapeutic session (50 minutes)
  • Adult Individual Counselling more than once per week £75–£95 per therapeutic session (50 minutes)
  • Adult Couple Counselling and Mediation: £110–£140 per therapeutic session, depending on length
  • Other Relationships Counselling and Mediation: £110–£140 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 Marylebone or Islington.

Books of Interest

  • Object relations & relationality in couple therapy - James L. Poulton
  • The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel van der Kol
  • Mentalizing in Psychotherapy - Carla Sharp; Dickton Bevington; Peter Fonagy
  • Games People Play - Eric Berne (Transactional Analysis)
  • Psychoanalytic Ideas series - Vol 1, Psychosis (Madness) & Vol 2, Perinatal Loss & Breakdown
  • Psychoanalytic theories: perspectives from developmental psychopathology - Peter Fonagy & Mary Target
  • Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy: The Classic Handbook to its Principles - Eric Berne
  • The Unconscious at Work - Anton Obholzer
  • Mad, Bad and Sad - Lisa Appignanesi
  • Thinking Space: Promoting Thinking About Race, Culture and Diversity in Psychotherapy and Beyond - Tavistock Clinic - Frank Lowe

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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