Maggie Jamieson, Psychotherapy & Counselling MSc., BSc., UKCP Reg.
I provide a safe, focused time and space where you can step back from your life, take a breath and give yourself a bit of room to take stock and see more clearly whatever is troubling you. It's a space where you won't be judged and can speak freely about your life. Talking things over with a professional, someone outside your family and social group, can offer both support and a fresh perspective, whether its something recent that's been upsetting or you've been worried or unhappy for some time.
I think we all have far more emotional and psychological resources than we realise and the experience of feeling listened to and understood by someone else can help us tap into those inner strengths. I'll encourage you to pause and reflect, pay more attention to your experience and listen to yourself, discover and draw on your own resources and find your best way forward.
I was a Bereavement Counsellor in an NHS hospice for over 5 years and am particularly skilled and attuned to work in this field. 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
- Relationship difficulties
- Family difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Unresolved issues from the past
- Life transitions (retirement, divorce, redundancy, illness)
- student concerns (e.g. exam stress, adapting to university life)
- long term illness
I work long term with psychotherapy/counselling trainees from training institutions across London.
Sessions are arranged weekly at the same regular time. I offer long-term ongoing psychotherapy and also time-limited work which is usually meeting for 6-10 sessions, focussing on a particular concern.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute.
BSc. (Hons) Psychology (Birkbeck College, University of London)
I've over 9 years clinical experience as a psychotherapist, including 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 in private practice since 2014.
I've been a volunteer for the Samaritans.
Earlier in my career I worked in social services teaching adults with autism.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £65 a session and this is payable in cash or cheque on the day.
Sessions last for 50 minutes
Cancellation policy - I ask for 48 hours notice of cancellation of a session, otherwise the full fee is payable.
I'm an approved provider of psychotherapy/counselling for AVIVA, AXA, VitalityHealth and CIGNA and can invoice them for sessions if you are registered with one of 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 - appointments prior to 5pm 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|