Maggie Jamieson, Psychotherapy & Counselling. MSc., BSc., UKCP Reg.
I’m trained as an integrative psychotherapist and draw on ideas from Gestalt, existential psychotherapy, psychodynamics, mindfulness. I see self-awareness as key to psychological health, healing and wellbeing and this underpins the way I work.
I offer a non-judgmental, open, focused and supportive space where you’ll be listened to and encouraged to pause, self-reflect, discover more about yourself. I’ll support and challenge you to look with curiosity and compassion (not self-criticism) into yourself, your feelings, thoughts and whatever is troubling you. Through gaining a broader perspective you can find your path forward.
Bereavement counsellor: I gained over 5 years experience as a Bereavement Counsellor in an NHS hospice where I also had additional training. I'm particularly skilled and attuned to work in this field and my experience includes working with those who've suffered traumatic bereavements such as a sudden death, a suicide, the death of a child.
I'm also experienced in working with people who bring a wide range of other issues to therapy, for example:
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Panic attacks
- Relationship difficulties
- Divorce & separation
- Family difficulties
- Childhood issues/trauma
- Difficult memories
- Low self-esteem or lack of confidence
- Unresolved issues from the past
- Life transitions (ageing, retirement, divorce, redundancy, illness)
- Long term illness
- Work related issues
- Identity issues
- student concerns (e.g. exam stress, adapting to university life)
- infertility & IVF
I see clients weekly for both long-term and short term (6-10 sessions) work. I also work with psychotherapy/counselling trainees.
You can contact me by email or phone if you have any queries or to arrange an initial session. As I may be with a client when you phone, do leave a voicemail and I'll 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)
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute.
BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London)
B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, University of Wales.
I've over 9 years experience, this includes working 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.
- I've been working in private practice since 2014.
I have also been a Samaritan Volunteer.
Earlier in my career I worked in social services teaching adults with autism.
I am experienced in working with psychotherapy/counselling trainees.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£60 per session
Fees are payable in cash or cheque each session.
Sessions last for 50 minutes
Cancellation policy - 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 these providers.
I also see clients who are referred to me through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
I hold a few lower fee spaces for those on lower-incomes (limited availability- daytime appointments only), please ask on first contacting me if this applies to you.
Appointments , daytime & evenings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime & evening appointments. Monday, Wednesday,Thursday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|