Gina Silva - MBACP BSc Psych
Counselling offers a unique opportunity to pay focused attention to anything that you might want to talk about.
This happens in an environment that feels safe, trusting and free of judgement. By exploring your past experiences, we can make connections in relation to your present circumstances.
There is also the chance to talk about and explore distinct issues which may cause feelings of frustration, depression or anxiety and a sense of feeling stuck. In building a warm and empathic relationship, we can cultivate an increasingly dynamic process moving towards growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling (no. 373745) and Psychotherapy which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I ensure that I comply with their Ethical Framework.
The BACP guidelines ensures that I have clear and concise guidelines and standards of what is expected in practice as a therapist, and for what a client should expect from a registered therapist.
I adhere to the regulations and keep current with latest research and changes in law.
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have also worked in the NHS as a qualified nurse, BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I have experience of working in Adult social care in local government, Haringey Women's Forum and Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre.
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
Initial assessment £50
Therapy sessions £50