Rachel De Silva
I am an 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)
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each 50 minute face-to-face session is £45
(Concessions are available to students and those on low income).
Initial assessment sessions are available at a reduced cost of £30
Concessions offered for
Supervision offered at £45 per hourly session.