Rachel De Silva

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist BACP (Snr. Accred) and Supervisor
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Headcorn, Kent, TN27
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About me

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with a Masters degree in Therapeutic Counselling. I have a passion for helping people and have always been someone that listens well. My counselling approach is integrative which means I use a variety of different methods to suit clients' needs, as appropriate.

Mental health is being addressed by the NHS and government with increasing urgency. Everyone has times when they feel that their problems are getting on top of them and not enough has been done in the past to support this. I have spent a number of years working in the NHS for GP surgeries in the southeast and have worked with a wide variety of clients. I have also worked with children and young people in both school and university settings.

I started my private practice to be able to provide a service that allows me to work with clients in whatever way is best for them, be that a short-term engagement or more long-term work.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Individuals and Groups
  • MSc Therapeutic Counselling (University of Greenwich)
  • CPCAB Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Counselling Skills
  • BSc Biomedical Science (University of Greenwich)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Each 50 minute face-to-face session is £50

(Concessions are available to trainee therapists and those on low income).

Initial assessment sessions are available at a reduced cost of £30

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Session times available weekdays (8am-7pm).

Further information

Supervision offered at £45 per hourly session.

Headcorn, Kent, TN27

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision offered at £45 per 60 minute session or £65 per 90 minute session.

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