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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 come to 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. As your therapist, 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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Accredited register membership

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.

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.

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

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • 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.

Online fees:

Early Morning (7am-10am): £90

Late morning & Afternoon (11am-3pm): £75

Evening (4pm-7pm): £90

Face to face fees:

Morning & Afternoon (7am-1pm): £90

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

London
Islington
N7

London
WC1A

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Norwegian

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Dr Anette Magnus

Dr Anette Magnus