Maria Magna Erasmus

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MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. Trauma, MBACP, MNCIP
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Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. 

My name is Magna.  I have been a therapist for over 12 years.  I have helped many clients change their thinking and heal emotionally so they can become who they want to be. I offer a compassionate space for clients to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to reclaim their lives and live life to the full. I have learned that we need to talk about our pain to heal. I know the importance of telling our story, feeling understood, and healing old wounds. I am passionate about the stories my clients bring and believe that hearing their stories and the impact of their story is a powerful pathway to healing.

I love helping people unlock the truth about themselves, their lives, their hopes and dreams. Being a therapist has taught me we never stop needing to connect to ourselves and others.   The purpose of my work is to support emotional well-being, nurture hope, compassion and healing.

I have extensive experience in working with relationships, self confidence, sexual abuse, menopause, trauma, baby loss, disordered eating, anxiety and depression.  I help end of life clients through the many stages of grieving their lives, helping them die well.  I have helped mothers and fathers who have experienced baby and infant loss.  I have worked with parents that have lost children, and children that have lost their parents.  I have a culturally diverse client base and love working with people from all walks of live.  I also have a culturally diverse practice and have a great affinity to help people from all walks of life.

What is Counselling Psychotherapy

Counselling Psychotherapy is helpful to identify thought processes and feelings and how they influence the here and the now.  It offers individuals the support and space to help figure out helpful and healthy ways to manage life and to make changes that are sustainable.

What is Trauma Counselling

Trauma Counselling focusses on the impact of the trauma and the effects it has had on a persons life.  It supports individuals to help manage panic attacks, PTSD, depression, anxiety to reclaim their lives and to heal.

How I work

I have a Person Centred and Psychotherapy back ground, with specialist Trauma training.  I offer a integrative way of working where I tailor the work to best suit your needs as I  believe we are all different.

I offer both short and long term therapy, once or twice a week, depending on your need.  

If you have any questions or would just like to have a conversation please do contact me on:

Tel :07841045967

Email :


Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Counselling in Psychotherapy (First)

Level 7 Diploma : Trauma Counselling

Level 5 Diploma : Integrative Counselling

Level 3 Certificate : Counselling Skills

I have Membership with the BACP (Registered Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) as well as the NCIP (National Council Of Psychotherapists).

I hold Indemnity insurance for working with Adults.

I have bi-weekly Supervision to ensure that I practice safely and look after my clients safely and effectively.

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stress and stress management, Self confidence, Unresolved childhood experiences, Childhood trauma, Generational trauma, General struggles in life, Guilt and shame, Assertiveness in life, work and relationships, Loneliness, Divorce and separation, Eating disorders, the meaning of life, Fear and panic, Chronic illness, Unexplained health issues.

Woman's issues : IVF treatment, Menopause, Sexual abuse, Body confidence,  Infertility, Baby loss, Sex and intimacy, ADHD and Autism in woman

Support during cancer treatment, Working with the elderly, End of life, Bereavement


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Pay by Bank Transfer or cash

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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