. . . going through some relationship or family difficulties?
. . . suffering anxiety or feeling down?
. . . struggling with a bereavement?
. . . finding it hard to adjust to a life transition (retirement, illness, divorce)?
Perhaps there's no time in your life to stop.., breathe..., take a look around..., reflect on and absorb what's going on for you.
No space to pause...., gather yourself together in one place... start to make sense of things...
Maybe you've been soldiering on for quite a while but, underneath it all, feel unhappy or anxious, unsure what to do or who to turn to. While speaking with friends or family can be helpful and might be all you need to do most of the time, sometimes that might not be so easy. This is when meeting with a professional psychotherapist or counsellor (someone from outside your family or social group) can help by bringing a fresh perspective and insight to whatever is troubling you, whether it's something recent that's been upsetting or you've been unhappy for some time.
Meeting with a psychotherapist or counsellor gives you a dedicated time and space to talk in confidence, a place where you'll be listened to without judgment and taken seriously.
In therapy sessions I'll encourage you to slow down, pause and reflect on the path of your life thus far. This brings you a wider perspective on who you are and may also reveal how experiences from the past continue to impact your life, your behaviour, relationships and choices now. The broader viewpoint helps you to focus and understand yourself and current difficulties with more clarity and depth, knowing yourself better builds resilience and self-confidence. Psychotherapy and counselling support you to self-reflect, find your own solutions and re-gain equilibrium and confidence.
I think we all have far more inner resources than we realise and the experience of feeling listened to and understood can help us tap into these hidden strengths, enabling us to discover our best path forward.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Central London
I'm a fully qualified UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (link to UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson). I trained in psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and gained an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) in 2014. Prior to this I studied Psychology at Birkbeck College (University of London) and have a BSc.(Hons) Psychology (2007), I'm a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Please follow this link About me for more information about my training and qualifications.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy near St. Paul's cathedral in Central London and also online. My counselling room near St. Paul's is easily reached by public transport. The nearest stations are St. Paul's (Central line), Bank (Central line, Northern line and DLR), Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Blackfriars (District, Circle, mainline station), Temple (District, Circle), Chancery Lane (Central), City Thameslink (mainline station). I'm also not far from Southwark, Covent Garden, Waterloo, Cannon Street.
Online & face to face appointments
I offer both online and face to face appointments. Please visit Availability, fees & terms for details.
We're all unique and shaped by our particular life history so I tailor my work in response to each individual and their needs.
Providing a safe ground for you to stand on I offer both support and challenge:
Counselling & Psychotherapy offer a safe space where you can pause and gain a deeper and broader understanding of yourself and your life. Becoming more self-aware enables you to tap into your strengths, see your life and relationships more clearly, live more wholeheartedly and more consciously choose your path ahead.
For more information about counselling/psychotherapy and what happens in the first session please go to What is Counselling/Psychotherapy? .
I've over 12 years clinical experience and been seeing clients in my private practice since 2014 and am experienced in working with a wide range of issues for example:
anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavements & loss, family or relationship difficulties, divorce, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, infertility and IVF, unresolved issues from the past, trauma, abuse, identity issues, work-related problems, long term illness or injury, navigating life transitions (e.g. ageing, retirement, illness or injuries), student concerns (e.g. exam stress & worry), eating disorders, social isolation and loneliness.
I'm also experienced in working long term with trainee psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and counsellors from training institutions from across London, both in person and online.
Please visit About me for further information about my training and experience.
I'm particularly skilled and attuned to working in this field and was a bereavement counsellor in an NHS hospice for over 5 years. My experience includes working with people who've suffered traumatic bereavements such as sudden deaths, accidents, suicide, death of a child.
Sometimes a death may have occurred many years ago but you might feel it still needs to be spoken about and given more attention, in this situation psychotherapy can help you to think about what happened and understand better the impact on your life since.
Please visit my page Bereavement Counselling for further details.
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Central London EC4 & Online
I'm a Counsellor & Psychotherapist and am usually based in Fleet Street, City of London EC4 which is close to St. Paul's cathedral. Here I work from a quiet, dedicated counselling room in a discreet location. There are excellent public transport links close by and it is easily reached from most areas in Central London. The nearest stations are St. Paul's (Central line), Bank (Central line, Northern line and DLR), Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Blackfriars (District, Circle, mainline station), Temple (District, Circle), Chancery Lane (Central), City Thameslink (mainline station). I'm also within easy reach of Southwark, Covent Garden, Waterloo, Cannon Street.
I offer online sessions using Zoom and face to face sessions in Fleet St. Please visit Availability, fees & terms for more details.
To contact me then click on the buttons on this website for phone or email. If you phone and I'm unavailable, please leave a voicemail and I'll call you back as soon as I can. I aim to respond to all inquiries within 24 hours (Monday - Friday).
You can also find me listed on the following Professionally Accredited Counselling websites:
UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson