Seán Kinahan Fully Qualified Psychotherapist London E8Seán Kinahan:

Fully Qualified Psychotherapist (BACP)

My name is Seán Kinahan and I am a fully qualified and British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered Psychotherapist working in the reduced rate therapy and counselling service at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston and Dalston, Hackney, London E8.

I gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London having previously completed a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling with City Lit University London.

My PGDIP in Counselling & Psychotherapy was informed by research into what works in counselling and psychotherapy and was taught using an integrative approach, employing different types of therapy modalities  to respond to the needs and preferences of individual clients.

I strive to provide a non-judgmental and safe counselling space and my approach is warm, and empathetic, and utilises different ways of working relative to each client.

This may involve healthily challenging clients to explore aspects of themselves and their lives that can be difficult to look at, but which may be holding them back.

I strongly believe in empowering clients to bring aspects of themselves and their behaviours into awareness with a view to seeing how these are or aren’t serving them and by examining their choices in relation to these.

I have a natural inclination to work with people in a person-centred way, to provide space to examine and reflect on their emotional regulation, support behaviour change and help them towards self-identified goals.

I believe that the relationship between us is key and I work with the client from where they are, helping them to explore feelings, identify patterns and uncover what’s behind them.

I am available to work face-to-face, online or by phone.


Previous Therapeutic Experience
My skills and experience include over 15 years of delivering support services within the social, health, community, and voluntary sector and I have extensive experience working with Social Services & NHS providers and working with diverse groups, including:

I also have experience working with a range of diverse clients and issues via my counselling placements with MIND, The Claremont Project, HQ Therapy, and the Everyman Project.

Finally, I also work as a Place2Be Counsellor in schools, and I have been a Childline counsellor with the NSPCC, a bereavement Counsellor with Cruse & Islington Bereavement Service, and an elder befriender with The London Irish Centre.

My counselling work includes working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety and depression, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts, and those who are struggling with relationships with themselves & others and finding their place/meaning in the world.


***If you are interested in contacting Seán Kinahan or need information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Seán Kinahan Works With

Client Issues Seán Deals With

Therapy Modalities Seán uses With Clients

Seán Kinahan – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 17:00 – 21.00
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday 17:00 – 21.00 Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Seán Kinahan, fully qualified psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 074 1387 4808

Training and Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling with CityLit University London

Couples Counselling Emotionally Focused Therapy Qualification (via AcRE EFT Training Ltd an ICEEFT Certified EFT Training Organisation)

Previous Therapeutic Experience

Place2Be Counsellor in Primary School Childline counsellor with the NSPCC

Bereavement Counsellor with Cruse & Islington

Bereavement Service Elder befriender with The London Irish Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


***Please include some information about yourself and issues/problems, and/or, the therapist’s name that you are interested in working with. ***