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Louise Gomes da Silva- BA hons (Reg. BACP) Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy

London E18 & Buckhurst Hill IG9
07790 096515 07790 096515

About me

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, until very recently also working for the NHS as a psychodynamic counsellor- a talking therapy. I always keep in mind how difficult it can feel to seek help, and offer a supportive environment with this in mind. I have experience of working with a variety of issues, especially anxiety and depression, and offer a way of working that is specific to each individual. I use some CBT techniques, where appropriate.

I am working during the Covid-19 lockdown, speaking to clients on the telephone or videocall; this includes existing clients & new clients. These sessions are less in terms of cost (£40). I offer an initial phone call as the first point of contact (no fee), so that clients are able to assess if I might be able to help.

I work with clients both short term and long term, I have experience of working over the telephone.

I work confidentially and in accordance with the BACP code of ethics. I am a registered member of the BACP and completed a course accredited by the BACP (MHCPC). I have full insurance.

My background is in the Arts and I have also worked in a corporate environment. I have a degree in English Literature (BA Hons).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked for the NHS as a therapist for over three years and still combine this work with my private work. I have also worked for MIND. The work I do for the NHS enables me to work with a huge variety of different people and feel confident diagnosing issues quickly.

I qualified as a psychotherapist from Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, I passed my diploma in full, after a rigorous three year course. I also have completed my 450 hours; required to apply for accreditation with the BACP, of which I am a registered member. My course was also fully accredited by the BACP.

I have a BA hons degree in English Literature.

Member organisations


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.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fee is £60 (this applies also to the link with Forest Therapy Centre)

Videocall/Telephone counselling is £40.


I work daytimes, evenings and Saturdays. I can work flexibly & make sure clients can speak on the phone first to discuss their needs. (no charge).

The Old Forge
75-77 Station Passage
E18 1JL

2 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Louise Gomes da Silva- BA hons (Reg. BACP) Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Louise Gomes da Silva- BA hons (Reg. BACP) Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy