John Ahearne | Accredited Counsellor | London | NCPS

John Ahearne

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS22-01666

Location: London

John Ahearne is a counsellor based in London. They have not yet completed their full profile, why not get in touch with them to ask for more information.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    - Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical code.
    - OCST 4 Online Counselling Certificate.
    - Membership pending of ACTO (The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online).
    - Diploma in Integrative Counselling
    - Certificate in Couples & Other Relationships Counselling
    - Certificate in Psychodynamic Practice.
    - Currently studying for an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling

    I believe that psychotherapists' and counsellors' training should be lifelong to keep up with changes in models and best practices. Some of the continued professional development (CPD) courses I have completed over the years are listed below. These were mainly held at WPF, Tavistock, Freud museum, Ana Freud Centre, British Psychological Society, British Psychanalytic Council, Institute of Psychoanalysis, Stillpoint Spaces and the LSE:

    - Coaching for Social Impact and Change - BACP
    - The Spirit of Psychotherapy - Professor Jeremy Holmes, Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy
    - Unequal Impact – The links between Environment Racism and Climate Change - Tavistock & Portman
    - Psycho-social Explorations of Trauma, Exclusion, and Violence - Association of Psychosocial Studies
    - Freud's Three Paradigms of Psychosis - Dr Leon Brenner
    - Psychoanalysis in Time of the Pandemic - Laurent Dupont
    - Brief Dynamic Therapy: A Psychodynamic Perspective - Dr Jonathan Smith
    - Addiction Pandemic? Attachment, Desire and Chemical Distractions
    - The Wisdom of Trauma and Talks on Trauma series - Dr Gabor Maté
    - A Matter of Death and Life - Irvin Yalom
    - Thinking about Gender in Clinical Practice - Hallam Institute of Psychotherapy
    - MSc Psychodynamic Psychotherapy @ University of London
    - Goals in Therapy: Actualising Our Deepest Directions - Prof. Mick Cooper
    - Shapes of gender identity: Three stories with impact
    - Book launch: Learning from the unconscious
    - Kimberlé Crenshaw’s 'Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex' 30 years anniversary - LSE
    - Men, Intimacy, and Shame workshop with James Hawes
    - Black men and mental health recovery: An intersectionalities approach
    - Addiction as an Attachment Disorder: Attachment gone wrong
    - COVID and Collective Trauma Online Conference
    - BECOMING - Infant Observation Documentary Film Launch and Panel Discussion
    - Finding your own voice without drowning anyone else’s
    - Existential Therapies: Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Practices - Prof. Mick Cooper
    - Exploring the relationship between justice and compassion
    - Uncertainty: An Existential Perspective - Prof. Ernesto Spinelli
    - Psychoanalysis for the People - Tavistock
    - Racism: through a lens of FEAR
    - Tavistock Policy Seminar: Whiteness - A problem for our time
    - Wittgenstein, Lacan, and astonishment: Maria Balaska/Dany Nobus
    - Working with Trauma at the Tavistock: Tradition and innovative thinking
    - Understanding LGBTQ Terminology - workshop with Chloe Foster
    - Trans Awareness and Inclusivity - Del Campbell
    - A Day on the Third Wave - Weekend University
    - In the footsteps of Bick: Continuing the legacy of infant observation
    - An exploration of thinking under extreme interpersonal conditions
    - A Day on the Mind-Body Connection
    - Psychoanalysis and the Public Sphere: Social Fault Lines
    - On Ferenczi’s ‘Clinical Diary’: Mutual Analysis, Orpha, Femininity
    - On Ferenczi’s ‘Clinical Diary’: Trauma, Hypocrisy, Authority
    - Trumpocalypse, with David Frum
    - How Freud would have handled the Coronavirus, with Brett Kahr
    - How I Found My Voice: Margaret Atwood and Samira Ahmed
    - Happiness Lessons - with Prof. Laurie Santos
    - Psychopathy - Personality Disorder
    - You Can't Outshame Shame - Juliet Grayson and William Ayot
    - Anand Giridharadas on Capitalism in the Time of Corona
    - Constructivism, TA and the Corona Virus - Transactional Analysis Workshop
    - Working with Grief and Loss - Workshop with Ian Wallace
    - Relational Co-creative Supervision - Transactional Analysis Workshop
    - Coronavirus: Considering Our Responses And Responsibilities
    - How to Work with Your Clients Online

    I'm interested in shame/guilt and especially interested in trauma - primary & secondary traumatic stress (vicariously through work e.g. doctors, nurses, barristers and solicitors).
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Emotional issues
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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