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About me

I have been in private practice since 1986, working with individuals, couples, groups and staff teams. I have worked in many settings, including the NHS, Social Services and with the business community, including the creative industries. I teach and supervise counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists and I am a BAPPS and UKCP registered supervisor. I am experienced in working with a diverse range of ages and cultural and religious backgrounds, and have a special interest in all aspects of creativity.

My services conform to the UKCP and their codes of ethics and practice.

I offer:

  • Short and long term counselling/psychotherapy.
  • Group therapy aimed at helping people to develop their capacity for more rewarding personal and work relationships.
  • Work with teams: individual and group consultations, Reflective Practice, management development, team building and training.
  • Bupa, Aviva and EAP registered, experienced working with staff in the statutory services: the NHS and Social services, and in the private sector, the creative industries and the business community.

Psychotherapy or Counselling may be helpful with:

  • Problems in relationships, with families, at work, or unresolved childhood issues
  • Anxiety, stress, depression and hopelessness, or other uncomfortable feelings
  • Major life changes or emotional crises and difficulties in coping
  • Lack of self-confidence and self-esteem or feeling overwhelmed with life
  • Work-related stress, bullying, burnout, redundancy
  • Sexual problems
  • Addictions and eating disorders
  • Loss, bereavement, divorce or separation
  • Ageing
  • Emotional impact of the menopause
  • Abuse or trauma
  • Difficulty in dealing with feelings of guilt, shame, frustration and anger
  • Conflicts around cultural identity
  • The need to change unfulfilling aspects of life
  • A sense of meaninglessness in life
  • Blocked creativity
  • A need for personal development

I offer counselling/psychotherapy/ group therapy/supervision and team support in German as well as English.


What happens next?
The first step involves you sending me an email, followed by an initial brief telephone call, and then a 50 minutes initial consultation. We discuss your therapy needs and whether myself or perhaps another therapist would be most suitable. If so, I would be able to refer you; I am connected to a large network of colleagues.

You can either call me on: 0203 112 0031 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 1983 I qualified in integrative psychotherapy and counselling at the Minster Centre, followed by a training at the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the NHS.

I obtained an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies at the Tavistock Clinic and East London University and I am a Training Group Analyst with the Institute of Group Analysis where I also qualified as a BAPPS accredited supervisor.

I am a member of the following organisations:

  • UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • IGA - Institute of Group Analysis
  • Fip - Forum for independent Psychotherapists
  • BAPPS - British Association for Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic supervision
  • Minster Centre - Minster Centre for Integrative, Traditional and Humanistic Psychotherapy and Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My aim is to help people towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees are negotiable and considered in context of income and affordability.

Further information

I have a particular interest in all aspects of creativity.

23 College Crescent

Hamilton House
Mabledon Place

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages German


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Mo, Tue, Thu, 23 College Crescent, London NW3 5LL

Weds 7.00am - 9pm - Hamilton House, WC19BD.

Tuesday:2pm - 8pm - Inst. of Group Analysis, Swiss Cottage, NW3.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I offer individual and group supervision: face to face and Skype.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Margot Schiemann - Psychotherapist -  Group Analyst & Supervisor

Margot Schiemann - Psychotherapist - Group Analyst & Supervisor