M Erasmus (Magna). Dip Level 7. MBACP
Life offers us many challenges. My aim as a therapist is to facilitate my clients to find the answers they have within to live a more content happy life. I provide a non judgmental, safe and compassionate space to help my clients make the necessary changes to their lives.
I believe that the relationship I have with my clients are key to facilitate my clients to make changes to for a deep meaningful life. In my experience, my clients are experts on their own lives and through our relationship will be able to make the necessary changes they want and need. All we need is a bit of curiosity and a willingness to talk.
Who can I help:
We live in world that is full of diversity. I have worked with clients from all walks of life and have a culturally diverse practice.
How I can help you:
At the first session we look at what you need and why you have come to see me. This will also give you the opportunity to see what it would be like to work with me.
The sessions and work will be tailored around what you need not just in the moment, but also what you perhaps needed in the past and what we can put in place for your life to feel different going forward. I am an integrative holistic therapist, which means I draw from many models of therapy to assist you in the way that is going to be most helpful to you.
During the sessions I am there to listen and to help you make sense of the things that feel unclear. I am not there to offer advice, but to help you find the answers within that will be helpful to you and the things you find difficult. Together we will find ways for your life to feel better and for your well-being to improve.
The work we do will be open ended. You can see me for as long as you need. Sometimes we can benefit from short term therapy and at other times we might need the support for longer.
If you feel that I am the person that can help you. Please do call or email me to make an appointment:
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Anonymous female : Individual counselling
‘I have struggled with my life at least since I was 8 years old. Over the years I have used self harm, food, drugs and unhealthy relationships as my coping mechanisms, always trying to find help and support but repeatedly failing. I had tried counselling, group therapy, the 12 steps and even an eating disorders unit. Nothing seemed to help and I always ended up back with my old unhealthy and unhappy habits.
My sessions with Magna have literally been life changing. After 32 years of sadness my life has turned finally turned around. She helped me focus on myself and find my voice. I have taken control of my life and am so much better; a better mum, daughter, sister, wife and friend. I no longer have that darkness following me.
I truly can’t recommend Magna enough’
Anonymous female : Individual Counselling
"I have been seeing Magna for 1 to 1 personal therapy since 2014. At the time I started seeing her, I was emerging from a very unhappy and emotionally abusive 18 year marriage. I was also embarking on a training program to qualify as a children's counsellor, which required me to be in personal therapy alongside my training. I came to the early sessions reluctantly and somewhat guarded. I had been in personal therapy previously and marriage counselling for one year and thought I didn't need to go over old ground.
I soon came to realize, during the early weeks working with Magna that I had many layers of self doubt and battered self esteem which needed unraveling and healing. I felt that I had in some sense 'lost' my sense of self whilst in a toxic relationship. Through being a containing and reflective presence Magna provided a facilitative space which enabled me to slowly leave behind the broken me and to rediscover an integrated sense of self.
A year into the work with Magna I received a further bombshell when I was diagnosed with grade 4 metastatic cancer. Magna has again provided me with a safe place in which to unravel and at times offload some of the immensely difficult feelings and emotions which this diagnosis has unleashed.
It is interesting that even though my own journey in qualifying as a counsellor has now completed, I continue to see Magna. The sessions that I have with her are an invaluable part of my life. I don't always look forward to them; it is a misconception to think that therapy is an indulgence- the work of therapy can be incredibly difficult. Being willing to allow a professional into your most inner self with all its vicissitudes and fears is an immense act of trust. Whatever feelings I arrive with at a session, I always leave feeling more coherent and integrated in myself. I am grateful to Magna for being a facilitative presence in my life and my ongoing journey towards greater self awareness and emotional healing."
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 Diploma : Trauma Counselling
Level 5 Diploma : Integrative Counselling
Level 3 Certificate : Counselling Skills
I also offer sessions via skype.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Day time Individual session rate : £45 per session
Evening Individual session rate : £50 (after 6pm)
Couples counselling rate : £60 per session
Student rate : £35
I know that the first step to book an appointment can perhaps feel difficult. Please feel free to call me to discuss any question or concerns you might have about counselling. I would be happy to have a telephone conversation with you before booking an appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Various day time appointments available
Types of client