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(CPsychol, HCPC Reg.)

About me

Welcome

I am an experienced, HCPC registered Chartered Psychologist, offering private psychotherapy in Central London as well as Online via Zoom. My consulting room is situated minutes from Holborn underground station, right next to the British Museum.

Why therapy?

In my experience, many of us suffer in silence with feelings of anxiety, low mood, or hopelessness. Many struggle with their self-confidence, identity, or relationships. Sometimes, we already know the root of our distress, but feel unable to move on regardless. Other times, we don’t know exactly why we act or feel the way we do; we just know that we want things to change. This is where therapy comes in.

My aim is to help you make sense of why you act and feel the way you do, and with this new insight about yourself enable you to make meaningful changes that bring you closer to your goals and improve your quality of life. As your therapist, I offer a warm, empowering and strictly confidential space where you can speak without fear of judgement.

I believe every individual has the potential to change and move towards personal growth, provided with the right tools and environment to do so.  When working together, I strive to provide these and support you in moving forward with your life.


Areas of speciality and special interest:

  • Anxiety and stress, including panic attacks and social anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationships and family issues
  • Video gaming, including video gaming addiction
  • Online activities and Internet use, including social media

Diversity and inclusion:

I work with clients from all walks of life and welcome everyone, regardless of their sexuality, gender, ethnicity, age, culture or disability. I have experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community and am committed to working sensitively and respectfully with individuals from various backgrounds and subcultures (including Online communities).

Working with me:

If you would like to work with me, or have any questions about how I work, please feel free to get in touch. You can contact me by sending me an email at anette.magnus@magnustherapy.com or use the "email me" function on this page. I aim to reply to all enquiries within 48hrs.

I often get enquiries from people that are new to therapy and would like me to explain to them how therapy works. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions, as it is completely normal to have them and it is part of my job to explain the process to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
  • Psychology & Counselling (BSc)

Training:

My training is integrative, meaning I have trained in multiple therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

​I have experience working with a wide range of presenting issues in a variety of settings, including NHS secondary care, mental health charities and services specialising in gambling addiction, trauma and sexual health.

Professional memberships:

  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Registrant with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society (NCS)
  • Registered Membership with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society
British Association for Counselling & 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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Video gaming

One of my areas of special interest is video gaming, including both healthy and problematic engagement with gaming (including video gaming addiction).

In my private practice, I work with individuals for whom video gaming is a significant part of their lives. This could include working in the gaming industry, streaming or e-sports, or otherwise be involved with video gaming in their day-to-day life.

I also work with individuals who would like to cut down on their video gaming or feels that their gaming hobby has become problematic.

Visit my website https://www.videogametherapist.co.uk/ to read more about how I work with  video gaming in therapy.

Fees

From £75.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP

Additional information

I offer a free initial phone consultation (10-15 min) to discuss what you hope to gain from therapy and arrange an initial session.

London, Islington, N7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Norwegian

Online platforms

Zoom

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