Maggie Jamieson

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Psychotherapy & Counselling MSc., BSc., UKCP Reg
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London, WC1X
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a calm and safe space where you'll be listened to without judgment,  taken seriously and encouraged to be curious (not self-critical) about who you are, your life and whatever may be troubling you.  

As an Integrative psychotherapist I bring together ideas and ways of working from several schools of thought; in particular my influences are drawn from Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Existential psychotherapy. Together these different perspectives help me relate to each person from a holistic viewpoint, meaning I pay attention to the many different ways in which human experience is expressed - consciously, unconsciously, physically, emotionally, cognitively and spiritually. Within this wide field, exploring your history and childhood years plays a part, it'll help you understand the relationships and events that have shaped you and how (without realising it) these may still be influencing your life now. Discovering these links between your past and present life brings an opportunity to more consciously choose your path ahead.

Working in a flexible way, I tailor my approach in response to each unique individual, their personality and needs. At the core of how I work is the belief that self-awareness is central to well-being.

My training and work as a Bereavement Counsellor in an NHS hospice for 5+ years means I'm  particularly skilled and attuned to working in this field.  My experience includes working with traumatic bereavements such as a suicide, accident, sudden deaths, death of a child.

I'm also experienced in working with a wide range of other issues, for example:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • panic attacks
  • loneliness and social isolation
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Family problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Unresolved issues from the past
  • Life transitions (retirement, divorce, redundancy, illness)
  • student concerns (e.g.  exam stress, adapting to university life)
  • sexuality
  • long term illness
  • work difficulties
  • infertility and IVF

I offer long-term ongoing psychotherapy and also time-limited work (usually 8-10 sessions).  I'm experienced in working long term with psychotherapy/counselling/counselling psychology trainees from training institutions across London.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist at Metanoia Institute, London over a period of 7 years and draw on approaches and ideas from Gestalt, Existential Psychotherapy, Person centred, Psychodynamics.  Immediately prior to this I gained a BSc. (Hons) Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.

MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University) (2014)

Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute (2014)

BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London) (2007)

UKCP Registered.

Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

I have over 15 years experience of client work and my clinical experience includes work in private practice (since 2014), 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 (2.5 years): patients referred through their GP or mental health services for long term psychotherapy.
  • Volunteer for the Samaritans.

Earlier in my career I worked in social services, teaching adults with autism.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Long term illness

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

My fee is £80 per session (50 minutes) and payment is by Bank transfer on the day of the session.

I hold a few lower fee places for those on lower incomes/students - these sessions are daytime and online only. If you need a lower fee space then please ask about their availability when you first contact me.

Cancellation policy - Please give 48 hours notice of cancelling a session or the full fee for the missed session will be charged.

I'm an approved provider of psychotherapy/counselling for AVIVA, AXA, Vitality and CIGNA and can invoice them for sessions if you are registered with one of these health insurers. 


I see clients who are referred to me through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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My face to face sessions are in Holborn on Thursday afternoon/evening.  Online sessions are Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays daytime & evening.

Further information

I'm a registered member of UKCP and also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.

Holborn, London, WC1X

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My room is on the 2nd floor (2 flights of stairs - total 31 steps). Unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible as there is no lift.

Online platforms

Zoom

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Maggie Jamieson
Maggie Jamieson