. . . having difficulties in a relationship?
. . . struggling to come to terms with a bereavement?
. . . finding it hard to adjust to a change in your life (e.g.divorce, illness, retirement, illness)?
. . . feeling down, anxious or isolated?
Maybe there's no time to pause.., breathe..., take a look around..., reflect on what's going on for you...
Or no space to be still...., gather yourself together in one place... begin to make sense of things......
Perhaps you've been soldiering on while, underneath it all, feeling unhappy and uncertain what to do or who to turn to. Talking with friends or family is often useful and may be all that's needed to reassure you for most of the time, but that may not always be possible or even easy. This is when meeting with a professional - someone from outside your social group and family - can be helpful. A psychotherapist or counsellor has no preconceptions about you and so is able to offer a fresh perspective and insight to whatever is troubling you, whether you've been unhappy for a long while or something recent has been upsetting.
Therapy sessions offer a space where you can speak in confidence, will be listened to and taken seriously. In addition to thinking together about your immediate concerns, I'll encourage you to reflect on the path of your life thus far. Looking back over your life story opens a bigger perspective on who you are now, it can shed new light on current difficulties as well as helping you to focus and understand yourself with more clarity and depth. I believe we all have far more inner resources than we realise and that the experience of feeling listened to by another person can help us uncover these hidden strengths, enabling us to find our best way forward.
I hold an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University, 2014) and also a BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London, 2007). I'm a UKCP registered psychotherapist and graduate member of the British Psychological Society (GMBPsS). Please visit About me for further details about my training. You can find me listed on the following professional websites:
UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson
Society for Existential Analysis Society for Existential Analysis
Being mindful, present and aware deepens our understanding of our self and others, increases our ability to focus as well as making life and relationships more meaningful
Psychotherapy in Mayfair, Central London and online
I hold face to face appointments every week on Mondays in Mayfair, Central London. I'm based in Grosvenor Street which is just behind Oxford Street. The nearest underground stations are: Bond Street (3 mins walk), Oxford Circus (8 mins walk), Piccadilly Circus, Baker Street, Marble Arch. Local areas - Mayfair, Westminster, Marylebone, Soho and Fitzrovia. There are excellent transport links here so I'm easily reached from most areas of London.
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays all my psychotherapy and counselling sessions are online (using Zoom). Please visit Availability, fees & terms for further information.
I'm trained as an integrative psychotherapist, this means I draw together several different psychotherapy/counselling approaches, tailoring how I work in response to each person's unique personality, story and needs. What I'll do in all sessions is:
- Encourage you to self- reflect with curiousity and compassion, not self-criticism, into who you are and whatever may be troubling you.
- Bring your attention to the many different aspects of experience – physical, emotional, cognitive, psychological, spiritual - helping you gain a more holistic sense of yourself.
- Share my reflections and thoughts, offering a fresh perspective.
- Suggest strategies you can use in daily life to support you (e.g., mindfulness techniques to reduce anxiety). See Client Resources
The aim is to support and encourage your self-awareness; this builds resilience and 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 information about what happens in the first counselling or psychotherapy session please visit What is Counselling/Psychotherapy? .
Experienced psychotherapist and counsellor
I've over 13 years clinical experience and been in private practice as a psychotherapist/counsellor since 2014. Over the years I've worked with people bringing a wide range of concerns to therapy, including:
anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavements & loss, family & relationship difficulties, divorce, low self-esteem, low confidence and self esteem, infertility and IVF, unresolved issues from the past, trauma, identity issues, work-related problems, long term illness or injury, life transitions (e.g. ageing, retirement, illness or injuries), student concerns (e.g., exam stress & worry), eating disorders, sexuality, loneliness.
I'm also experienced in ongoing long term work with trainee psychotherapists, counselling psychologists and counsellors from training institutions across London. See About me for further information.
For over 5 years I was an NHS Hospice bereavement counsellor in an NHS Hospice bereavement service. Here I received additional training in bereavement work and am particularly skilled and attuned to working in this field. My experience includes therapy with those who have suffered traumatic bereavements such as sudden deaths, accidents, suicides, or the death of a child. Please visit Bereavement Counselling for more information.
You can find me listed on the following professional accredited websites:
UKCP Register - Maggie Jamieson
Society for Existential Analysis
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Central London W1
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist in Marylebone & Mayfair. Tube stations: Bond Street (4 mins walk), Oxford Street (8 mins walk), Piccadilly Circus, Baker Street, Marble Arch. Areas close by are Marylebone, Westminster, Fitzrovia and Soho.