Dr Anette Magnus

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(CPsychol, HCPC Reg.)
Available for new clients
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London N7 & WC1A
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome 

I am an experienced, HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, offering private psychotherapy in Central London as well as Online via Zoom. My consulting room is situated minutes from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road underground stations.

I believe every individual has the potential to change, heal and move towards personal growth when provided with the right tools and environment to do so. 

Areas of specialty and special interest:

  • Anxiety: I have many years of experience working with anxiety, including general anxiety without an obvious cause, social anxiety, health anxiety, intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and panic attacks. Living with anxiety is often difficult, but therapy can help you make sense of the anxiety and improve your quality of life while managing anxious thoughts and behaviours.
  • Recovery from emotional abuse, manipulation and gaslighting, and the psychological trauma this can lead to: I have a special interest and experience in working with individuals recovering from emotional abuse, including gaslighting, controlling behaviours and manipulation. Emotional abuse can be difficult to identify while ongoing, and once we get some distance from our abuser(s), the experience can be confusing and upsetting. Often, we question if what we experienced was really abuse, and whether we might be overreacting. This is completely normal, and I welcome clients at any stage of their recovery, whether the abuse happened a long time ago or you are just starting to question whether what you are experiencing in your relationship is acceptable behaviour. It is important to know that emotional abuse can happen to anyone and is not an indicator of personal resilience or character. It is also important to know that healing is possible. As a therapist, I facilitate a space for you to process your experiences, restore your sense of safety and move towards healing.
  • Recovery from difficult relationship breakdowns (romantic, family, friendships or professional): When a relationship breaks down, the experience can be emotionally difficult, and we might need some extra support navigating the process of coming to terms with what has happened. The experience might have left us confused, deeply upset or even angry. Personal therapy facilitates a space for you to clarify and process what happened and how you feel, find healthy ways to cope with these feelings and come to terms with the loss of the relationship.
  • Relationship difficulties: I work with a wide range of relationship difficulties, including romantic relationships, friendships, professional relationships, and family issues.
  • Moments of transition: I have a special interest in working with individuals going through moments of transition; navigating new beginnings in life, including making life changing decisions, suffering life changing losses, or simply contemplating a new path in life.

New to therapy? 

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.

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 48 hours.

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

BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bisexuality: I have a special interest in working with bisexuality and the unique experiences and difficulties presented by bisexual clients, including but not limited to issues around coming out as bisexual and experiencing prejudice and biphobia both from inside and outside the LGBTQIA+ community.

Alternative lifestyles, non-conventional relationships, and BDSM/kink: I have experience working sensitively and respectfully with individuals from various backgrounds and subcultures. This includes alternative/non-traditional relationship styles, BDSM and kink, and alternative lifestyles. My approach is non-pathologizing and I welcome clients from all walks of life.

Video gaming and Online activities: Working with video gaming and Online activities in therapy in a non-pathologizing way is one of my areas of specialty. Whether you are looking to cut down on your gaming, or gaming is simply an important part of your life, I welcome open conversations around this activity without prejudice.

Fees

£95.00 - £120.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

I offer a free initial Zoom 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

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Additional languages

Norwegian

Online platforms

Zoom

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Dr Anette Magnus
Dr Anette Magnus