Need some space to talk?
Are you . . .
. . . suffering from anxiety or feeling depressed?
. . . having relationship or family difficulties?
. . . struggling to understand or come to terms with a loss or bereavement?
Maybe there's not time for you 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 whilst, underneath it all, feeling isolated, anxious or unhappy, unsure what to do or who to turn to. Talking with family and friends can be very useful and could be all you need to do for much of the time, but sometimes that might not be so easy. This is when speaking with a professional - someone outside your family and social group - can help by bringing a fresh perspective to what is troubling you, whether it's something recent that's been upsetting or you've been worried and unhappy for quite 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. This 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 think 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 our inner strengths, enabling us to find our best path ahead.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy near St Paul's in Fleet Street, EC4 in the City of London. Nearby transport links are: St Paul's (Central Line), Blackfriars (District & Circle lines), Temple (District & Circle lines), Bank (Central & Northern, DLR) Thameslink.
Please see Coronavirus pandemic and sessions: update April 2020 (below) for current information.
I'm an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and abide by their Code of Ethics. I trained at Metanoia Institute and hold an MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy. For more information about my qualifications, training, experience and my approach please visit About me .
Coronavirus pandemic and therapy sessions: update June 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic I'm not currently working from my rooms in Fleet Street but my plan is to return there as soon as this becomes possible.
I'm offering online sessions to those who have previously met with me for therapy in Fleet Street, so if this applies to you then do contact me to see if there is any availability.
Unfortunately, at the moment, I'm not able to offer online sessions to new people but would be happy to refer you to other online therapists if this would be helpful.
May you and those you love stay safe and well.
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