Magdalen Ser is a Psychotherapist, Accredited EMDR Therapist, Family Therapist, Neurofeedback Practitioner and Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health, trauma, and psychotherapy across health, mental health, community and educational settings in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Magdalen is a Registered Provider with Medicare Australia.
She holds memberships with:
Qualifications I Training I Experience
Magdalen is a London-trained therapist with a Master of Science in Family Therapy conferred by the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings’ College London in 1996. She completed clinical attachments at the Adolescent Eating Disorder Clinic, Maudsley Hospital and the Lewisham Child Guidance Clinic in London, UK.
She also holds a Bachelor of Arts ( Social Work) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) ( Sociology) from the National University of Singapore.
Before venturing into full time private practice, she held senior clinical, teaching and management roles in varied settings internationally and within Australia. Her roles included stints as Deputy Director, Singapore Association for Mental Health; Senior Counsellor at Student Counselling Service, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Senior Social Worker at Inpatient Psychiatric Ward, Wellington Hospital, New Zealand; Adjunct Social Work Lecturer at National University of Singapore; Counsellor at high schools as well community health services in Melbourne Australia.
Therapeutic Framework | Approaches
Magdalen is a holistic, integrative therapist who works within a client-centred, trauma-informed, attachment-focused, strength-based and biopsychosocial framework. She views psychological/emotional issues within relational and social contexts.
She believes people have the ability to connect with their inner resources of resilience, strength and values to work through their problems, thrive in relationships and live the life they desire.
She offers a holding and compassionate therapeutic space for clients as they undertake their personal journeys of discovery, restoration, renewal and growth.
She draws on a range of therapeutic, experiential and evidence- based modalities interweaving them into body-mind psychotherapeutic approaches to help bring about transformative restoration and growth:
Magdalen works primarily with adolescents, adults, couples and families presenting with issues related to attachment, trauma, grief & loss, depression, anxiety, relationships, cross-cultural, academic/work-related transitions and adjustments.
Her special interests lie in trauma and attachment therapy helping individuals, couples and families along their intrapersonal and interpersonal journeys towards emotional resiliency and strong connections.
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