Professor Margareta James

Certified Practitioner since June 2015

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Hello, I’m Professor Margareta James, the Founding Director of the Harley Street Wellbeing Clinic. Most of our clients find us, when they have tried a long list of things to help them with their problems, but nothing worked. The Harley Street Wellbeing Clinic aims to provide phenomenal care for all clients. We are driven to remain at the forefront of our field, continually educating ourselves and researching pioneering treatments to help our clients of all ages. 

Our clients include celebrities, royals, companies, family businesses, schools, sport teams and individuals in the UK and overseas. We pride ourselves in bettering people's lives every day by using cutting edge methods based on research from psychology, behaviour, brain and neuroscience to mention a few. But most importantly, real life experiences.  

Having trained in Psychology, Teaching, Business, Coaching, Neurolinguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Therapy, Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Psycho-sensory Therapies to name a few, I am passionate about restoring people's lives and wellbeing. My private practices are at Harley Street London, Henley-on-Thames and Cambridge.

I also work internationally, across a wide age range and experience levels, from young people to C-level executives, Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, Family Businesses and Big Corporations, giving talks and delivering programmes to help organisations, sport teams and individuals achieve their goals through maximising peak performance and better their mental & emotional wellbeing. For more information, media coverage and more, please visit our website. 


Areas of specialization

Anger management, Anxiety, Fear of flying, Panic attacks, Phobias, Blushing, Childbirth, Depression, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Insomnia, Sports performance, Stress, Weight loss, Adolescents, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Belief Creation, Confidence, Empowerment, Weight, Bereavement


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I didn’t even have to talk about it and it’s gone! I still can’t believe it!

“I didn’t even have to talk about it and it’s gone! I still can’t believe it!
I have been having ‘relationship issues’ as long as I can remember. I noticed that I was in a loop of repeating patterns of bad relationships. I wondered why I was meeting the ‘wrong’ people. My self-confidence was non-existent and I didn’t feel I was ‘good enough’ and deserved to have a ‘proper relationship’, instead of the ones I seem to have had over the years. But, I didn’t see all that - until I had my first appointment at the Clinic in Henley.
It was really interesting actually, because something happened to me that I didn’t want to talk about in the session - but it was lovely as we could work ‘content free’. Just once session seem to have lifted tons off my shoulders. I have no idea how it works, I just experienced it - but I know one thing - it set me free! I would highly recommend it to anyone who has any emotional issues or bad habits. Amazing, life changing experience, thank you!! ”
— Nick Kingston, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
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45 years of fears shifted!

“I carried a huge weight on my shoulders that had stopped me pursuing what I wanted to achieve for 45 years. I took a step forwards but my head took me straight back again. 45 years of forwards and backwards and always staying stuck. The energy drain was horrid and I felt hopeless. Then I heard of the Clinic and their different approach and methods. Well, wow. In under three hours I had help to isolate the causes of the block and now they’re gone. All I can say is wow. My life has transformed, my face has relaxed and I am now catching-up with all the lost years. Words can’t describe how powerful I now feel. Try it and see how powerful you will feel. Thank you.”
— Eddie, Windsor
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Teenage daughter

“We found the Clinic, when we had run out of ideas about what to do with our daughter, whose behaviour suddenly changed into withdrawn and sad and she wouldn’t talk to us. The help she got, had incredible effect on her to this day. We still can’t believe the transformation and are truly grateful for Margareta for what she has done.”
— Stephen and Monika West, Cambridge
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5 years of grief ended

“5 years of breaking down in tears ended yesterday when I had my session at the Clinic.
After my husband died, I could not even think, let alone talk about him without busting into tears. After my session with Margareta, I had a long talk about him and the incidents I discussed I could not previously talk about without crying every time. To my biggest surprise, not only was I not emotionally distraught, I did not even feel the need to fight back any emotions.
I must thank you a thousand times Margareta. I never thought I would get to see the day when I can talk about him without crying. It’s quite funny and I can’t believe I had to fly to England to sort this. But since I saw you, life is good and no more weepy Debs. This is amazing to me and I am so grateful.”

And an update from Deborah 2 months after our consultation:

”Life is such a blessing from God. I am in a play with our local community theatre. I get to wear my wedding rings and have had no tears, just joy in remembering our love. Such peace. I thank God for bringing us together and helping me move through all those years of unreleased feelings.”
— Deborah Clark, Texas United States
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Weight, relationships, abuse, sweating..

“I had a real problem controlling my weight and sweating. I didn’t know why. I had two broken relationships - a marriage that ended after 14 years, and another long term relationship that ended after 12. A long history of betrayals, mind games and so on. I was sexually abused when I was 5. I never told anyone, even my parents. I didn’t think they would believe me. I felt I was on my own, with nobody protecting me.

I have 3 grownup children and they have all left home,. So all alone again, I had to take a good look at myself. I had to admit it. I was a wreck. Then I heard of havening and I thought I was going to give it a go - I had nothing to lose.

Margareta did some really interesting work with me and it kept me really curious as I had no idea that you can permanently change things that I had been carrying around. I thought there were here to stay!!

Well, the programme Margareta designed for me, specifically dealing with my issue, entirely changed my life. Since then, many months have passed and I haven’t been happier TO BE ME in my entire life!!! I feel real relief, and to my biggest surprise, my sweating is gone! My appetite has also changed, I no longer seem to be obsessed with what I eat - which used to be my comfort. I don’t seem to need it anymore. What an amazing ‘side-effect’!
I used to start relationships carrying my emotional baggages, negative assumptions and fear. But since my last appointment with Margareta, I have got into a brand new relationship and I am over the moon. I finally feel that I could enter into this relationship as ME!!!
I love the new me!!
It took some work through the sessions, and it wasn’t easy, but I’m finally free of the limitations of my past and it really changed my life. Thank you Margareta, I am truly grateful!!!”
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Havening has changed my life!

“This treatment has changed my life! After I saw the Television interview with Margareta, I sent her a message as I had been living in the shadow of death for more than a year by then, after my daughter died so suddenly. I was crying for months and my everyday life was completely ruined.
When I had the Havening treatment, I couldn’t stop crying for about an hour and a half whilst shortly re-visiting the terrible memories. It was very painful, but we did a lot of work regarding these memories. The treatment was professional and very powerful. On the way home in the car, I fell asleep, I was so exhausted.
I spent the following days with doubtful observation. I was monitoring myself and my reactions. I was fine, but I was waiting for it to get worse, because that was my experience after every single other treatment I received over the year. But it didn’t get worse. My entire life changed, so suddenly, only after one treatment!
Since then, I only cried a handful of times and by using the technique myself, I managed to stop crying, without hitting rock bottom like before. To me it is unbelievable, magical result!
Of course, losing my child still haunts me, but it feels like it is on a different level now. Havening gave me an opportunity to live a ‘normal’ life and hugely improved the quality of my everyday life.
I thank the creators of Havening and the lady who treated me, Margareta. ”
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No nonsense approach - really works!

“Margareta’s style is fun, passionate and challenging. She is devoted to understanding what makes a person tick, and then breaking down barriers and emotional blocks, so they can achieve what they desire. Working with Margareta has been an engrossing, life-changing experience and it gave me new meaning. I highly recommend her, the no nonsense approach really works!”
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“My daughter has suffered from hair pulling, Trichotillomania since she was 5 years old, she is now 9. A boy mentioned to her at school she had facial hair and since then she has disliked how she looks. It has taken a long time to get the correct help after seeking advice from GPs, hospitals and searching on the internet everywhere for a consultant experienced in hair pulling. My daughter has had a 2-hour appointment with Margareta in March. The build-up to her first visit was traumatic for her and she was physically sick before the consultation. Margareta sat with her and then beside her on the floor. My daughter spoke about pulling for the very first time when Margareta asked her about it. She was quiet and unsure but she did feel much more positive afterwards. Margareta addressed the issue head-on, when prior to this meeting, it had never been discussed explicitly. Margareta continued to work with her to develop her self esteem which is a considerable step forward for our daughter. She is the best we have seen her in a long time. Smiling and dancing about. She now likes what she sees in the mirror and she hasn’t been pulling since her first appointment, after pulling for such along time! As a mother who has searched for over 5 years for the correct help, I feel positive for the first time.”
— Terry J., Scotland
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I was in the hellish depths of antidepressants withdrawal. I was looking for hope!

“I found Professor Margareta James, when I was looking for hope. I was in the hellish depths of antidepressants withdrawal. I was lost, scared and broken. After taking them most of my life I finally tapered myself off but I was unaware of the battle I’d have to face to rebuild myself physically, mentally and emotionally. I’d hit rock bottom and had lost all hope but thankfully through my family’s search to help me recover they found Margareta. After one session with Margareta I finally realised I was going to be ok, she believed in me and gave me the hope I’d lost. I knew, that with her help I was going to be ok.

During our sessions Margareta used many different ways to help me. Through Havening and other methods she helped me face past traumas and challenges in a way that was empowering and effective. She taught me how to reprogram those past experiences that were holding me back and how to understand myself on a level I never thought possible. Throughout giving me (easy to understand) explanations of how the brain works and why I might feel and behave in certain ways that caused me to feel anxious and depressed at different stages of my life. Being given that knowledge empowered me to take the control back and helped me to not only to continue my antidepressant withdrawal recovery but to also come out the other side as a stronger person who knows and understands herself better than ever before.

I was very scared to live a life without medication thinking that I “needed” it. Margareta helped me to see that what I actually needed was the support, understanding, compassion and guidance to work out the deep route causes of my anxiety and to reprogram it in a gentle but highly effective way. Margareta not only did all of that but she’s given me the tools I need to continue to build my resilience and confidence on my own.

Margareta’s impact on me was so enlightening and effective that she has also helped my husband. He’s making great progress and is blown away by how much Margareta is helping him live a happier and more fulfilling life.

My experience and time with Margareta has been life changing in the most wonderful positive way. I’ll forever be grateful to her for being the shinning light that guided me when I was lost in the darkness. ”
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