Magna M Erasmus. MBACP. Level 7 Dip Trauma
I specialize in helping clients resolve traumatic and difficult life experiences. I am an eating disorder specialist with many years of experience working with food related issues. I have extensive experience working in many areas of addiction, which include alcohol, gambling and food addictions. I have a great passion for working with bereavement, which include child and infant loss and miscarriage.
I am a trained trauma therapist and have experience working with trauma experienced during childhood, sexual abuse, divorce, self harm and other traumatic experiences. I have worked with end of life clients to help them die well and am passionate about empowering people to not just live well but also die well.
I believe the therapeutic relationship is one in which healing happens. To engage in the therapy process, we need to feel safe with the "3 P's": place, person, process. If we don't feel safe the work won't happened. My aim to offer my clients safety, compassion and care.
I offer both short and long term therapy, once or twice a week, depending on your need. 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. The therapy will be tailored around your needs.
I hope you will find the information given her useful and encouraging. I know that taking the first step to contact someone can feel a bit daunting. If you have any questions or would just like to have a conversation please do contact me on:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
'Thank you so much for helping me find myself' Sally
'My sessions with you helped me to understand how to cope with day to day struggles and also to put these struggles into a bigger picture. You have given me powerful and effective tools to cope with life's difficulties and also to find more hope and enjoyment in day to day life' John
‘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’ Mary
'Thank you for all your support and for helping me find me again.' Rosy
'I will never be able to thank you enough for helping me get my life back on track' James
* Names have been changed to ensure confidentiality
Training, qualifications & experience
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).
I hold Indemnity insurance for working with Adults.
I have monthly Supervision to ensure that I practice safely.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Unexplained health issues
Working with the elderly
End of life
Individual session rate : £50 per session
Couples counselling rate : £60 per session
Student rate : £35
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please do get in contact to enquire about my availability
Types of client