Magdalena Durrant

Dip Counselling, BSc (Hons) Psychology, PgDip Counselling

 

I have worked in the health and mental health sectors for over ten years. I currently work in private practice in Epsom. I work with adults, young adults, and adolescents specialising in treating trauma of all kinds, including sexual abuse, anxiety and mood disorders, medical trauma, PTSD, phobias and stress. 

Areas of specialisation

I have successfully worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Stress Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Problems

Approach

As a therapist, my goal is to provide a space for you to be authentically who you are without judgment. I provide support during hard times, ask tough questions when necessary, and work with you to find practical solutions to your challenges. I aim to forge a deep and trusting relationship so that you feel comfortable discussing your most protected thoughts and feelings. There are no quick fixes, but developing life skills, improving self-respect, and connecting deeply with loved ones can be vital in building wholeness in mind, body and spirit.

My Toolbox

I utilise tools and techniques that stem from evidence-based treatment approaches, including

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Narrative Therapy (NT)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Registrations and Professional Memberships

  • New Zealand Association of Counsellors Provisionally (NZAC)
  • New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS)

 Qualifications

  • Postgrad Dip Counselling – UNITEC 
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Honours – University of Central Queensland
  • Professional Counselling Diploma – Institute for Professional Counsellors
  • Nursing Diploma – Free State School of Nursing

 Appointments

I am available as follows:

  • Wednesdays 10 am to 6:30 pm,
  • Thursdays 1 pm to 5 pm, and
  • Fridays 9 am to 2 pm.