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Naomi Magnus Counsellor/Psychotherapist Mprof MBACP UKCP

London, N2
07846551972 07846551972

About me

I am an experienced London based psychotherapist and offer a free 30 minute phone consultation before booking, please get in touch so we can set up a time to talk.

Ask about video and phone sessions. I'm here to help. You can hold these from your home, a room, your car, a park or any other space you consider safe and private. We can use Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype, a mobile or a landline phone for these sessions.

Psychotherapy is talking therapy that gives you the chance to explore yourself and your relationships. Through talking with me I aim to safely guide you to reflect on deep seated patterns in your thoughts and feelings, the goal with the work is to move towards a place of acceptance and healing.

​Good talking therapy rests on the quality of the relationship you have with your therapist. Research has shown that regardless of the type of therapy a person receives, how they feel in the relationship with their therapist determines how successful the therapy is. With this in mind I offer a personable and warm approach to psychotherapy where we work on what you bring together and in partnership. I value the human closeness that humour and informality bring to the therapeutic relationship and believe that true healing takes place through that type of connection.

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues with adults, young people and couples.

Issues I commonly work with include; anxiety, fear, OCD, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, relationship problems, identity and gender, life changes, meaning, grief, sexuality, trauma and abuse, mothers and parents negotiating all aspects of the parenting experience from conception, through pregnancy and beyond.

I work from a therapy practice in East Finchley North London, Skype video calls, phone calls and I offer home visits. (Currently Skype video calls and phones).

I offer an approachable, friendly and informal space for clients to come and explore whatever they feel necessary. I am non-judgemental, open and empathic and believe these qualities make me an effective and desirable counsellor and psychotherapist. I aim to provide a personable space where clients feel like we are collaborating and working together on their issues and concerns. I value humour and informality in making therapy an enjoyable and pleasurable experience for both me and my clients.

Who I work with

I offer individual (adult and adolescent) and couples sessions which can take place remotely via skype video, phone call, face to face in or in certain cases, in the comfort of your own home.

I have experience of working with clients presenting with a broad range of issues and welcome the opportunity to meet you and hear about your particular situation.

Some issues I work with:

Anxiety, Fear, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Panic attacks, OCD, Depression, Relationship issues, Separation and divorce, Postnatal depression, Bereavement, Weight loss Abuse, Eating disorders, Stress, Addiction, Gender and sexuality related issues.

How I work

My practice is best described as existential-phenomenological psychotherapy. Existential psychotherapy is a non-directive form of therapy. This means that I believe you are the expert, I do not claim to have any answers that you cannot find yourself, however it can be helpful to be supported in finding these answers and this is where therapy plays a part. As an existential psychotherapist I believe that enabling you to gain increased awareness of yourself and the implications of the choices you make, will lead you to live in a more meaningful and fulfilled way, and this is a main goal of therapy. The work is always collaborative, with me acting as a guide for you to explore what you choose.

Existential Psychotherapy

Existential psychotherapy is a talking therapy that draws on ideas from existential philosophy. Some central themes that inform my practice are: choice and responsibility, the search for meaning in life, mortality, freedom and relationships with others, ourselves and the natural world. Existential psychotherapists understand that emotional crises are devastating and need help to be resolved, but also believe that resolution can lead to a deeper sense of meaning in life and therefore enhanced well-being and life satisfaction.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a BACP and UKCP registered psychotherapist with a Professional Masters (MProf) in psychotherapy.

I have experience of working as a therapist with a wide range of issues and in a variety of settings including the NHS and a women's domestic abuse counselling service. I've lived overseas and travelled extensively, working with non-profit community and human rights organisations. I have considerable experience working specifically with young people and youth workers. I'm inspired by philosophy, art and culture and enjoy working as an existential psychotherapist due to its innate links with these worlds. I have been running my own private psychotherapy practice in London for the last 8 years and see individuals and couples.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

I offer a few different services, please see below for the option that best suits your needs.

One on one Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp/Zoom/Phone Sessions: £70
Skype / Phone sessions last 50 minutes and occur at a regular time on the same day each week. These sessions suit people who have a busy lifestyle or are unable to attend a face to face session.

Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp/Zoom/Phone Relationship sessions:  £80
I offer relationship sessions for clients who feel it would be most helpful to attend with a partner, family member or other person of significance, in order to work through challenges in their relationship. These sessions typically last for 50 minutes.
 
Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp/Zoom/Phone sessions one on one double session: £110
Sometimes 50 minutes can seem too short for everything you feel you need to work through. Occasionally, following discussion you may choose to have a double session which lasts for 90 minutes.

Skype/Facetime/WhatsApp/Zoom/Phone Relationship double sessions: £130                I offer double relationship sessions for clients who feel it would be most helpful to attend with a partner, family member or other person of significance and feel they require more time. This is because sometimes 50 minutes can seem too short for everything you feel you need to work through. These sessions typically last for 90 minutes.

East Finchley Practice:

Standard one on one: £75

These are face to face, 50 minute sessions held at my practice.

One on one double session: £115

Sometimes 50 minutes can seem too short for everything you feel you need to work through. Occasionally, following discussion you may choose to have a double session which lasts for 90 minutes.

Relationship sessions: £85

I offer relationship sessions for clients who feel it would be most helpful to come with a partner or family member in order to work through challenges in their relationship. These sessions typically last for 50 minutes.

Relationship double sessions: £135            

I offer double relationship sessions for clients who feel it would be most helpful to attend with a partner, family member or other person of significance and feel they require more time. This is because sometimes 50 minutes can seem too short for everything you feel you need to work through. These sessions typically last for 90 minutes.

​Supervision: £70

My formal training is in the existential approach, but I bring person centred and other humanistic elements into my practice which is best described as integrative. I welcome the opportunity to work with supervisees from all modalities.

Home visits: £100 (within the North London area) Prices vary depending on Location

Following discussion and an assessment (in person or by phone), we may decide that it would be best for you to have psychotherapy sessions in your home. These sessions suit those who do not feel able to travel to a session in my practice. Single sessions last 50 minutes.

Outside of North London, prices are to be discussed.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My video or phone sessions are now very popular.

Availability

I offer daytime and evening appointments all week.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

My formal training is in the existential approach, but I bring person centred and other humanistic elements into my practice which is best described as integrative.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Naomi Magnus Counsellor/Psychotherapist Mprof MBACP UKCP

Naomi Magnus Counsellor/Psychotherapist Mprof MBACP UKCP