Steve Silverton

Steve Silverton

Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
Bristol House
80a Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4BB

London
N16

07791 519844

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Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
Bristol House
80a Southampton Row
London
WC1B 4BB

London
N16

07791 519844

About me

I have been a UKCP registered psychotherapist since 2003 and worked with all kinds of people bringing all kinds of life issues and problems, including anxiety, depression, loneliness, meaninglessness, and relationship issues. Therapy can also be for growth and development rather than focused on problems.

Work may be short-term or longer-term.

I work both in Stoke Newington, and at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre (see http://www.therapylondon.co.uk/)  in Holborn.


Skype sessions are also possible where face-to-face is not.

Training, qualifications & experience

At its heart therapy or counselling is a simple process, based on listening attentively and with care to your problems, concerns and life issues and helping you to find your way forward. Nobody can find it for you, but talking and exploring with another can be a potent source of help and can catalyse your own life force and creative energy.

My training is in Core Process Psychotherapy, which is an integrative approach, combining an understanding of how the past shapes the way we construct ourselves and our world, with an exploration of how that is manifesting here and now, in embodied experience. Feeling how we relate to ourselves and others directly, with full awareness, may in time open to an experience of freedom and connectedness. There is nothing fixed about our patterns of thought and feeling, though some patterns can be very deep-rooted and hard to change. And seeing this, over time, we may come to relate to ourselves and others with increased flexibility, acceptance and compassion. It is a mindfulness-based approach, and the focus may be on extending and expanding awareness in the present moment and in the body. But ordinary conversation and dialogue is the main part of the work: a deep and responsive listening is what most of us need, and lack. This might include exploration of your current life, problems and dilemmas, your past, your worries, hopes, anxieties, dreams...

This therapeutic work can open the possibility of developing a more creative and skilful approach to life and its challenges and satisfactions. This is not done by any kind of forced willing, but through acceptance, compassion and kindness. Greater acceptance of limitations and painful patterns or experiences can paradoxically allow more freedom and space around these. This can help with all kinds of problems, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem,relationship difficulties and many others.

I have also trained in art therapy (I'm an Associate Member of IATE - for more details see http://www.artspsychotherapy.org) which can be a really useful way of working with trauma and opening doorways out of stuck places, and Focusing - a way to access a bodily felt sense to find a pathway through problems and decisions.

My CV includes experience in business and charity management, both of which I did prior to becoming a full-time psychotherapist.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Fees

Please call me if you are interested and we can arrange an initial consultation. I work both in Stoke Newington and at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre (BTC), Holborn. Fees range from £60 for daytime sessions.

Further information

For more details of Core Process Psychotherapy see http://www.karuna-institute.co.uk/

For Focusing see http://www.focusing.org/

And my own website: http://www.stevesilverton.co.uk/

Maps & Directions

London, WC1B 4BB
London, N16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

At the moment I have daytime and some evening availability, in both Central London and Stoke Newington

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a registered UKCP supervisor and offer supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors, both in Stoke Newington and at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre.

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