. . . feeling anxious or depressed?
. . . having relationship or family difficulties?
. . . struggling to come to terms with a bereavement or loss?
. . . going through a life transition such as retirement, illness, divorce?
Maybe there's no time to stop..., rest..., take a breath..., look around..., reflect on or absorb what's going on for you.
No space to pause.., take stock..., gather yourself together in one place and begin to make sense of things...
Perhaps you've been soldiering on for some time whilst, underneath it all, feeling isolated, worried or unhappy, unsure what to do or who to turn to. Speaking with family and friends can be useful and perhaps this is all you need to do for most of the time; however this may not always be so easy. This is when talking with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist - someone from outside your family and 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 or anxious for some time.
Meeting with a psychotherapist or counsellor gives you 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 slow down, take stock and reflect on your life thus far. This helps you gain a wider perspective on things, enabling you to focus and understand yourself and current difficulties with more clarity and depth. Psychotherapy or counselling is a process that supports you to reflect, find your own solutions and re-gain your equilibrium and confidence.
I think we all have far more inner resources than we realise and the experience of feeling listened to and understood by someone else can help us tap into these inner strengths, helping us find our own best path ahead.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
I'm a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (link to UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson). I trained as a psychotherapist at Metanoia Institute in London where I gained an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) in 2014. I also have a degree in Psychology, BSc.(hons), from Birkbeck College, University of London (2007) and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
Please visit About me for further information about my training and qualifications.
I offer psychotherapy/counselling in Southwark, London SE1 and I also work online. I'm based in Borough High Street and the nearest transport links are a short walk away: London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern Line - Bank branch), Borough tube station (Northern line - Bank branch). It's also not far from Waterloo, Blackfriars, Cannon Street and Tower Hill.
Coronavirus pandemic: update September 2021
I'm offering in-person psychotherapy and counselling in Southwark, SE1 on Mondays and offer online sessions Tuesday - Thursday.
Please visit Availability, fees & terms for further information.
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 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.
For more information about counselling/psychotherapy and what happens in the first session please go to What is Counselling/Psychotherapy? .
I have over 12 years experience as a psychotherapist and been in private practice since 2014. I've worked with people bringing a broad range of issues to therapy, for example:
anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavements & loss, worries about 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, 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 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, SE1
I'm a Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Borough High Street, Southwark, SE1, close to London Bridge. I work from a quiet, dedicated counselling room in a discreet location and there are excellent public transport links close by. I'm easily reached from most areas in Central London, the City of London, south and east London. The nearest stations are London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern line) and Borough underground station (Northern line). Waterloo, Blackfriars, Cannon Street and Tower Hill stations are also not far away.
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