About me

ONLINE OR TELEPHONE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

During this time of uncertainty it is essential that we all care for our mental health and have access to the support we need.

This is why I will be offering telephone, or video sessions (WhatsApp , Zoom link or Skype) to those who wish to access my services during this difficult period.

I am also offering Outdoor Walking Therapy & Ecotherapy.

I will support you to make sure all your sessions are completely confidential wherever you are.

I offer counselling & psychotherapy to support you through wide range of difficulties; Anxiety, OCD, Abuse, Depression, Loss & Bereavement, Separation & Divorce, Affairs & Betrayal, Issues around Adoption, Infertility, Addiction(s), PTSD, Childhood Trauma, ADHD, Asperger's, Sexual Abuse, Work/Life stress, Long Term Illness, Dissociation, Bereavement, Sexual Identity...

Being able to talk to a non-judgemental counsellor in a safe confidential environment can be a very therapeutic experience, allowing difficulties to be unpacked, worked through and resolved.

As a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor with over 14 years experience in mental health. I draw on my knowledge of psychodynamic talking therapy, attachment focused therapy, play therapy, relational therapy, nature based mindfulness, eco-psychology (nature based) and creative art for people of all ages.

Within my practice I believe strongly in the relationship that can be built between the client/participant, in relationship with the therapist and the environment as being the most important ingredients in the therapeutic relationship. If you decide that I am the right therapist/facilitator for you, we will work together with whatever you bring, with the understanding that we will not simply examine the problem/issue in isolation but as a part of your world, seeing it in the wider context of your life and history.

Please call Edward for an initial consultation... 0779 2187304 or email ejs.counselling@gmail.com

Adults Individual Therapy

Couples/Relationship Counselling

Outdoor Woodland Walking Therapy (WILD WELLBEING UK)

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to 11 years counselling in private practice, I also gained invaluable experience working as a Mental Health & Disability Support Worker with learning disabilities charities and mental health service providers throughout Suffolk and North Essex.
I am also an Approved Counsellor through Barnardo's Adoption Agency which is registered to provide Adoption placement and support services. (Supp no.72763)     I have experience of working as a primary & secondary school counsellor in both the private and public sectors.

Until the beginning on 2020 I offered face to face therapy indoors and some online & telephone sessions but with the onset of Covid 19 I switched by psychotherapy practice to online and phone.

In the last few years I have studied Eco-psychology and during the pandemic begun to offer Integrated Walking Talking Therapy and Ecotherapy in an area of woodland close to my practice.

I have DBS certificates from Suffolk County Council & Link Barnardo's

Qualifications
BA Hons Counselling EAU 2011
Fda Degree in Counselling (Distinction) UCS 2008/10
Progression Award in Integrated Counselling from WSC 2006/08
Registered LINK Barnardos Adoption Training 2015
Attachment Focused Therapy (Barnardo's) 2016
Creative Therapy 2014
Mindfulness for Wellbeing 2012
Interpersonal Couples Therapy 2013
Child Protection 2020

Additional Training

Accredited Diploma in Eco-psychology & Nature Connection Therapy (current).   OCN Natural Academy               

Completed To Date :

Trauma, the Body and Recovery,                                                                               Sexual Abuse 'Trauma & the body: Somatisation & Dissociation'    
Working with Children and Adolescents
Gender Identity
Domestic Violence & Abuse with Children
Sand Tray with Symbolic Meaning
Attachment Theory - Working with Adults & Children
Generic approaches to Disordered Eating in Young People
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults
Working Therapeutically with Transgender

Professional Bodies
Registered Member British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Counselling Children & Young People (CCYP)
The Cambridge Forum for Children's Emotional Well-being
Compassion (addressing domestic abuse in Babergh)
Friend of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
LINK Barnardo's Approved Counsellor

Nature & Health Practitioners Network

Member organisations

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.

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

ONLINE & TELEPHONE FEES

Special COVID-19 Rates

I am offering a reduced fee to those who are affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.  This could be due to childcare issues, small businesses suffering or employees who lose work or hours at this time. Please enquire and we can discuss a suitable payment plan, so you can access the therapy you need.

STANDARD FEES

Adult Counselling/Psychotherapy Fees £55 - £65 per session

Couple/Relationship Therapy £65 - £70 per session

Young Person Counselling (14 years to 19 years with parent or legal guardian supporting via contract with therapist) Weekly Sessions £55

WALKING TALKING THERAPY

Fees for Walking Talking Therapy  are £65 for 75 minute sessions.

ECOTHERAPY & DEEPER NATURE 

Fees for ecotherapy are £65 for 75 minute sessions.

Fees for Deeper Nature sessions are £75 for 90 minutes

Concessions are available for those on restricted incomes.

How to make an appointment?
You can contact me by telephone on 07792187304 or e-mail me by e-mailing me at ejs.counselling@gmail.com

You will be offered an initial assessment online or via phone this runs for 75 minutes and the fee is £55.

If I am not available, I have a confidential 24 hour answer phone where you can leave me a message with your name and telephone number and I will contact you as soon as possible.

I can offer morning, daytime or evening appointments Tuesday to Friday 

Further information

WHAT IS ECOTHERAPY                                                                                      Ecotherapy can support individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and other mental health problems as well as personal issues like grief, trauma or major life changes. Those who want to enhance personal development and their unique relationship to nature can also benefit from ecotherapy.

The focus of ecotherapy is to support the participant to connect with the natural environment in a deeper and more meaningful way which helps them to feel safe and held by nature with a skilled practitioner who acts as listener and guide.

During an ecotherapy session people are supported in a respectful and nonjudgemental way. Confidentiality is central and crucial to this work and participants are never expected to discuss anything they do not feel ready or able to.

Exactly how the session will unfold will depend on the individual but it may include; talking in depth about situations, feelings and experiences; meditation exercises which help people connect to their environment and feel grounded; focusing on a particular tree, plant, rock, animal or piece of land to find meaning and connection in nature; making something creative using natural found materials.

Participants may also be encouraged to explore their environment to find meaning and mirroring from Nature. This supports greater insights into personal experiences, feelings or issues related to emotions, relationships or certain situations.

​Sessions take place in carefully selected nature spaces, chosen for their beauty, peace and tranquility. These spaces may be unsuitable for those with certain health conditions or disabilities; if you feel this applies to you then please get in touch and we will do our best to seek alternative locations to suit individual needs.

​Fees for ecotherapy are £65 for 75 minute sessions.

Cavendish
Sudbury
Suffolk
CO10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Outdoor Sessions either in woodlands or if needed on a country side park which an be more accessible

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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Edward Silver

Edward Silver