Jo Mallabar, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jo Mallabar

London W38AL
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Jo Mallabar, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Jo Mallabar

London W38AL
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About Me

PGDip, MBACP & UKCP Registered.

Taking that first step and beginning the journey takes courage. That’s why it’s so important you feel comfortable and safe with your therapist. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who approaches your problems and feelings, whatever they may be, with a mature, non-judgmental and open mind. I have an in person therapy practice in a peaceful location in the W3/W4 area of London alongside a busy online practice. Amongst my online clients are executives with hectic work schedules, those wishing access to an experienced London therapist from wherever they are based in the world, home workers and at home parents, individuals with mobility issues/health problems alongside clients who simply feel more comfortable with remote support.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an in-depth way of looking at your problems. At each step we work together to explore alternative ways to move forward in your life. To achieve this we also look back, uncovering any repetitive patterns of behaviour and understanding how they are contributing to what you feel is going wrong.

Psychotherapy can help with all kinds of problems from difficulties with relationships, a frustrated career, anxiety and depression, or simply feeling misunderstood and confused about who you are and what you want. Over a number of years, I have helped people of all ages and from all walks of life. This experience was gained providing psychotherapy in WPF Therapy’s busy London Bridge Clinic and within community mental health services in West London. Whilst my former career at a senior level in editing and publishing gave me first-hand experience of the pressures and stress of modern-day London living.

Some, but by no means all, of the areas I work with include:

Anger, depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty regulating your emotions

Career problems

Forming meaningful and lasting relationships, navigating complex relationships and understanding ambivalence, commitment issues, shame and self sabotage

Family issues including relationships with parents, siblings and children

Feeling held back by traumatic childhood experiences

The challenges of life transitions such as marriage, fertility and parenthood, and facing retirement

Living with long term illness including cancer

Loss and making sense of, and surviving, endings

Suicidal thoughts

I have a special interest in working with individuals who have survived difficult childhoods.

My therapy practice begins with a no obligation first meeting either in person or by zoom where we explore what brings you to therapy now, your hopes for the future, and get to know each other a little and see how we work together.

We can then decide to have a second exploratory meeting or make the decision to begin therapy and agree a regular day and time to meet each week.

Going forward sessions usually take place once or twice weekly and last 50 minutes.

As a professional member of the MBACP, UKCP and the FPC, I always adhere to professional standards and abide by their codes of practice, ethics and confidentiality.


I trained at WPF Therapy and hold a post graduate qualification in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.

This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance


The in person therapy takes place in a calm, tranquil and spacious setting - accessed via a short flight of stairs - on the Acton/Chiswick border. South Acton overland station is five minutes walk, Chiswick Park and Acton Town Stations are a 10-15 minute walk and the E3 and 440 bus stop is two minutes away, meaning the therapy practice is accessible to those living in Acton, Hammersmith, Shepherd's Bush, Chiswick and Richmond. Online therapy takes place via Zoom.

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Parents
  • Relationships
  • Stress

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

London Office

Newton Avenue
London W38AL
United Kingdom

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Fees start from £80


Yes space permitting

UKCP College

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)
Jo Mallabar

Jo Mallabar

London W38AL

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