Pia de Silva

Enfield EN1 & London Bridge SE1
mobile: 07712 190 464 (daytime) mobile: 07712 190 464 (daytime) Registered / Accredited
Enfield EN1 & London Bridge SE1

About me

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life’s many challenges? Perhaps you’re in a dilemma, finding it hard to make a decision. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, unable to cope. You may have gone through a life-changing experience, such as bereavement, disability or other loss. Or are the demands of work so unrelenting, you cannot switch off and long for a work-life balance?

How Counselling Therapy can help

It can be very beneficial to talking to a counsellor, someone who listens to you without judging, who will help you express your feelings and discover your own answers.

A highly experienced and qualified therapist, I am based both in Enfield (North London) and London Bridge/Borough (close to the City of London). I work with both individuals and couples.

I offer a safe, confidential environment where you can explore at your own pace whatever is troubling you. My approach to counselling therapy is warm and welcoming, supportive and professional. I provide a space where you can talk, reflect and gain insights that can have a real, positive impact on your life.

Over the years I have worked with clients, both individuals and couples, on issues such as:

  • Anxiety and depression, and loss of confidence
  • Bereavement and loss, and traumatic experiences
  • Couples, partner, marriage difficulties (intimacy, infidelity, jealousy)
  • Living with illness or disability (yours or someone you love)
  • Work-related stress (fast pace of change, use of technology, long/unsocial hours)

Please do visit my website where you will find much more about the way I work and how counselling therapy can help whether in Enfield, London Bridge or the City (Monument/Bank).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Accredited, Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor
  • Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (5 year training)
  • Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) adhering to their ethical guidelines for good practice.

I hold qualifications in counselling, couples work, online counselling (video, email & instant messaging). You can find full details on my website.

My experience includes:

  • 12 years’ in private practice working with diverse client issues
  • Counsellor for leading sight loss charity
  • Trauma therapist with London-based NHS hospital
  • Addiction therapist with private addiction centres
  • Counselling with Employee Assistance Programmes

Previously, a Senior Manager in Investment Banking for many years, providing me with personal knowledge of the demands of the workplace.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Grief & loss

Traumatic experiences

Mental health issues

Sexual and cultural minorities

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

Fees are agreed at the time of booking, and vary depending on location.

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

Availability

Weekday evenings and afternoons. Conveniently located at London Bridge SE1, the City of London EC3R (Monument/Bank) and Enfield EN1.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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