Maggie Jamieson (UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist)
37-41 Gower Street
I believe we all have far more emotional and psychological resources than we actually think we do and that the experience of feeling listened to and understood by another human being can help us tap into and realise more of those inner strengths, enabling us to find our own solutions and move forward in our lives
I offer a focused and supportive open space where you’ll be listened to, without pre-conceptions, and encouraged to pause, self-reflect and look beneath the surface of whatever is troubling you. This enables you to discover more about yourself, gain a different perspective, find your strengths and best way forward.
I’ll support and challenge you to look with interest and compassion (not self-criticism) into who you are, how you think about yourself and why you do what you do. This process helps bring deeper self- understanding and more clarity about the issue that concerns you.
My approach is humanistic and relational and central to this is the view that self-awareness is key to psychological health, healing and wellbeing. I’m trained as an integrative psychotherapist which means I hold a holistic perspective and draw on ideas from several schools of thought – in particular from Gestalt, Existential psychotherapy, psychodynamics, mindfulness.
I work in a warm, relational and flexible way, tailored to the personality and changing needs of each individual and am experienced in working with a wide range of issues, some of which are:
- Bereavements & grief
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Divorce & separation
- Family difficulties (e.g. family relationship problems)
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Feelings of emptiness and isolation
- Unresolved issues from the past (e.g. child abuse or neglect)
- Childhood and adult trauma
- Pain and illness.
- Life transitions (ageing, retirement, redundancy, loss, illness)
- Work related issues
- Identity issues
- student concerns ( e.g. exam stress, adapting to university life)
I'm particularly skilled and attuned to working with issues related to loss and life transitions (e.g. bereavements, ageing, long term illness, divorce/separations, redundancy, adapting to student life, retirement).
I've had additional training in bereavement counselling and have extensive experience in this field; this includes working with those who have suffered a traumatic bereavement such as a death by suicide, sudden death, accident, death of a child.
I see clients for both long-term and short term work.
For further information about me please have a look round my website (link above).
Do contact me by email or phone if you have any queries or to arrange an initial session. I may be with a client if you phone so please leave a voicemail and I will call you back as soon as I can. I aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours (Monday-Friday).
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) Metanoia Institute.
BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London)
In addition to private practice my clinical experience includes work in the NHS and voluntary sector:
- Bereavement counsellor/psychotherapist in an NHS Hospice bereavement service for over 5 years. I received additional training here. My experience/training includes working with traumatic bereavements, including death by suicide, accident, and the death of a child.
- Counsellor for the mental health charity MIND.
- Honorary Psychotherapist in NHS Hospital Psychotherapy unit: seeing patients referred through their GP or mental health services for long term psychotherapy.
I have also been a Samaritan Volunteer.
Earlier in my career I worked in social services teaching adults with autism.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
£60 per session.
Fees are payable in cash or cheque each session.
Sessions last for 50 minutes
Please note I ask for 48 hours notice of cancellation or full fee is payable.
I'm an approved provider of psychotherapy/counselling for AVIVA, PruHealth and CIGNA and can invoice them for sessions if you are registered with them.
I also see clients who are referred to me through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
I hold a few lower fee spaces for students/psychotherapy trainees (daytime only).
From February 2017 I will be based in Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QH.
This is directly beside Chancery Lane tube station.
Appointments here morning, afternoon, evenings.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime & evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|