Edward Silver BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, LINK Adoption Counsellor

Edward Silver BA (Hons), Registered MBACP, LINK Adoption Counsellor

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About me

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.


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 offer counselling & psychotherapy to support you through wide range of difficulties; Anxiety Disorders, 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...

As a fully qualified and experienced integrative counsellor with over 15 years experience in mental health. I draw on my knowledge of psychodynamic talking therapy, attachment focused therapy, cbt, relational therapy, mindfulness and creative art and play techniques within my work with people of all ages.

Within my practice I believe strongly in the relationship that can be built between the therapist and client/s as being the most important ingredient in the therapeutic relationship.If you decide that I am the right counsellor 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

Child & Young Person Counselling
Parent/Child Therapy

Couples/Relationship Counselling

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to 10 years counselling in private practice,  I work on behalf of several EAP's.
I have experience of working as a primary & secondary school counsellor in both the private and public sectors.
I am 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 facilitating both adult & children/adolescent therapeutic groups.

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

Prior to qualifying as a counsellor 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.

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
Mindfulness for Wellbeing
Interpersonal Couples Therapy 2013
Child Protection 2017

Additional Training
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
Suffolk Association for Counselling
Compassion (addressing domestic abuse in Babergh)
Friend of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)
LINK Barnardo's Approved Counsellor

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Adult Fees on Sliding Scale.

Adult Counselling/Psychotherapy Fees £50 - £65 per session

Couple/Relationship Therapy £70-£65

Child & Young Person Counselling

Initial Assessment £55

Weekly Child or Young Person One to One £50 per session

Parent & Child Attachment Focused Therapy £60 per session

Nb * Lower Concessions are available (low income & students in higher education)- limited places available, but please ask Edward for details.

Schools please contact me to discuss your needs.
My aim is to provide cost effective counselling for schools.

Telephone & Online Counselling (available for Adults over 18)

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

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.

My counselling room is located in central Cavendish on the North Essex/South Suffolk border. Cavendish is on the A1092 within easy access of Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Newmarket, Cambridge, Halstead and Braintree and the surrounding villages. Parking is Free

Maps & Directions

Sudbury, CO10

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Appts Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm. Email or Phone for details. 24hour Confidential Answerphone (all enquires replied to within 12 hours, please leave your name & number).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme