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... worried about a relationship or work?
... struggling to come to terms with a loss or bereavement?
... suffering from anxiety or depression?
... finding it difficult to sort out how you really feel or what you really want?
Perhaps there seems no time in life for you to stop, take a breath, look around, reflect on and absorb what's going on for you...
No space to make sense of your feelings, thoughts or behaviour... and to gather yourself together.
You might be soldiering on but, underneath it all, feel isolated, unhappy or anxious - unsure what to do or who to turn to. Talking to friends and family can be very helpful and all you need to support you most of the time. However, sometimes that may be difficult and it's then that speaking with someone outside your family or social group can bring a fresh perspective and insight to whatever is troubling you. This is when meeting, in confidence, with a professional psychotherapist or counsellor can help - whether its something recent that has upset you or whether you've been worrying or unhappy for some time.
Counselling or Psychotherapy help you to understand and accept yourself more, this can make a huge difference to how you feel about life and yourself. My aim is to provide you with a space where you no longer need to pretend that things are ok, when they feel far from that.
I'm experienced and fully qualified as a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor. I'm based in the Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury area of Central London, WC1.
When looking for a psychotherapist or counsellor it's essential to find someone qualified and registered with a professional organisation such as UKCP. I hold an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy and am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I abide by the UKCP Code of Ethics. Please go to About me for further details of my training and qualifications.
I'm experienced in working with a wide range of concerns, some of which are:
Bereavement & loss, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, trauma (childhood and adult), childhood abuse, relationship issues, family problems, divorce, life transitions (illness, ageing, redundancy, retirement), student concerns (e.g. adjusting to student life, exam stress & worry), work-related issues, sexuality, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, unresolved issues from the past, eating disorders.
I also work with clients referred through the Employment assistance programme (EAP) and private health companies (e.g. AVIVA, Cigna, Pru-Health).
I've received additional training in Bereavement Counselling and have extensive experience and am particularly skilled in this field. My experience includes working with traumatic bereavements such as a suicide or sudden death. Please see Bereavement Counselling for further information.
I believe we all have far more emotional and psychological resources than we actually think we do and that the experience of feeling listened to and understood by another human being can help us tap into and realise more of our inner strengths. This enables us to move forward in our lives.
We're all individuals with our own personal history and so it's not surprising that life events and experiences can affect us very differently. Recognising this I tailor how I work in response to the unique personality and changing needs of each person. My approach is warm, relational, collaborative and flexible.
I'll listen and encourage you to look more closely, with interest and compassion, into your experiences present and past; to be curious (not critical) about yourself and discover more about who you are and why you do what you do. This helps increase your self awareness and thus your self confidence, bringing you a clearer perspective on whatever is troubling you and helping you discover your best way forward.
Providing a safe ground for you to stand on I offer both support and challenge:
Counselling & Psychotherapy give you a space where you can gain a deeper and broader understanding of yourself, enabling you to tap into your strengths, to see your life and relationships more clearly, to live more wholeheartedly and to more consciously choose your path ahead.
Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Central London, WC1
I'm a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury area of Central London, WC1. I work from a dedicated and quiet counselling room in a discreet location within easy reach of Holborn, Euston, Kings Cross, Covent Garden, Marylebone, Soho . The nearest underground station is Goodge Street (northern line) - about a 3 minute walk away.
Do have a look round my website and either email or call me on 07821 265402 if you have any questions or would like to book an initial appointment. I aim to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours, Monday-Friday. As I may be with a client when you call, please leave a voicemail with your name and contact details and I will return your call as soon as I can.
You can find me listed on the following Professionally Accredited Counselling websites:
UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson