. . . feeling anxious or depressed?
. . . going through relationship or family difficulties?
. . . struggling to come to terms with a bereavement or a loss of some kind?
Maybe there's no time to stop..., take a breath..., look around..., reflect on and absorb what's going on for you.
No space to pause.., gather yourself together in one place... and start to make sense of things.
Perhaps you've been soldiering on for some time but, underneath it all, feeling anxious, isolated or unhappy, unsure what to do or who to turn to. Speaking with family and friends is often useful and may be all you need to do for much of the time. Sometimes, though, that might not be so easy. This is when meeting with a professional, someone outside your family and social group, can be helpful 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 worried and unhappy for a while.
Meeting with a psychotherapist or counsellor provides a dedicated time and space where you can talk in confidence, will be listened to without judgment and taken seriously. You'll also be encouraged to pause, step back and take stock, think about and reflect on your life thus far. Gaining a wider perspective helps you to focus, understand yourself better and any current difficulties with more clarity. It's a process that supports you to discover your own solutions and re-gain your equilibrium and confidence.
I believe we have far more inner resources than we realise and that the experience of feeling listened to and understood by someone else can help us tap into these inner strengths, enabling us to find our best path ahead.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
I'm a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and trained at Metanoia Institute in London. I hold an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) and a BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London). For more information about my qualifications and approach please visit About me .
My counselling and psychotherapy private practice is near St Paul's Cathedral in Fleet Street, EC4 in the City of London. Nearby transport links: St Paul's (Central Line), Blackfriars (District & Circle lines), Temple (District & Circle lines), Bank (Central & Northern, DLR), Thameslink.
Please see update October 2020 (below) for current information re: online sessions during the pandemic.
Coronavirus pandemic and online therapy sessions: update October 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic I'm not based in Fleet Street at present but am offering online sessions to those who have previously attended therapy with me. Please visit Availability, fees & terms for more information.
We're all unique and shaped by our particular life history so I tailor my work in response to each individual person and their needs.
Providing a safe ground for you to stand on I offer both support and challenge and will:
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.
Please visit What is Counselling/Psychotherapy?
I have over 10 years experience as a psychotherapist and have been working in private practice since 2014. I've worked with people who bring a wide range of issues to therapy, for example:
anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavements & loss, family or relationship difficulties, divorce, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, infertility, unresolved issues and losses from the past, trauma, abuse, identity issues, work-related problems, long term illness or injury, life transitions (e.g. ageing, retirement), student concerns (e.g. exam stress & worry), social isolation and loneliness.
I also work with trainee psychotherapists and counsellors from training institutions across London.
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 a hospice for over 5 years. My experience includes counselling those who have suffered a traumatic bereavement such as a sudden death, a suicide or the death of a child.
Sometimes a death that occurred many years ago may still need to be spoken about and mourned; the impact of it given attention and the shared history with that person remembered and given a place in our lives.
Please visit my page Bereavement Counselling for further details.
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Central London, EC4
I'm a Counsellor & Psychotherapist based near St Paul's in the City of London. I work from quiet, dedicated counselling rooms in a discreet location in Fleet Street, EC4 . There are excellent public transport links close by, meaning I'm accessible from most areas in Central London. I'm within easy reach of St Paul's, Blackfriars, Bank, Farringdon, Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Temple, Southwark, Westminster .
If you'd like to arrange to meet for an initial session or have any questions then you can contact me here by email or call my mobile 07821 265402. If I'm unavailable when you call then 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