Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
80a Southampton Row
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.
It is important to find a therapist you can trust and feel comfortable with. l can often offer a free initial consultation - most weeks there is a slot for this. I offer these at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre, near Holborn. If there is no slot free I ask for a nominal fee for this initial meeting to cover room rental there - £15.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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 £50 for daytime sessions.
Depending on availability it is often possible to arrange a free initial consultation at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre. If I don't have a free slot there it is £15 for the initial consulation.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
At the moment I have daytime and some evening availability, in both Central London and Stoke Newington
Types of client
|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.View supervision profile