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About me

Have you recently been feeling lost? Perhaps not finding motivation, angrier than usual or simply unable to go for jobs you want? I can help you understand your feelings and emotions, explore who you are or would like to be and overcome any possible barriers. I meet you wherever you are, from human to human. I'm Silvia (she/her) a London based, integrative therapist.  I combine two different modalities of work (person-centred and psychodynamic) to help me understand your current feelings and struggles as well as past life experiences whilst incorporating elements of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness and Gestalt.

My aim is to provide a warm and non-judgemental space that feels safe for you; meeting you wherever you are to support and encourage you to develop confidence in your own ability to help yourself. 

I have a strong commitment to intersectionality, and I am a queer friendly, trauma informed practitioner. I strive to practice from an identity-affirming way, with the understanding that different identities and lived experience will shape how we experience the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor with extensive experience in mental health. I have supported individuals with a diverse range of support needs, aspirations and life experiences across different countries and organisations. I can offer counselling in Spanish, Catalan, French and English.

I have experience working with grief, loss and bereavement, self-esteem, relationships, abuse, anxiety and depression, sexuality, gender identities, love and sex, career progression and personal growth. I have provided brief & longer therapy, in generic services, bereavement services, counselling for carers and LGBTQ+ clients services. 

Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Education, University of Barcelona
  • Mental Health First Aider

Training

Addictions and trauma, childhood abuse, complex loss and bereavement, chem sex, domestic violence, personality disorders, providing inclusive services for LGBTQ+ clients, LGBTQ+ and sexual violence, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, gender and trauma informed approaches. 

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£60 per session, concessionary rates are available for people on a low income who are able to attend in the day time. The first session is an initial 50 min consultation at a reduced rate of £30.  You are under no obligation to continue but this is a good way for us to meet and figure out if we are a good fit and could work well together. 

When I work

Monday to Friday , flexible hours available.

Further information

I am currently offering online sessions via Zoom and face-to-face sessions in SE1, nearest tube & rail station is London Bridge. Building has reception, lift and gender neutral toilets. 

Flexible hours, day time and evening slots available. 

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Additional languages

French
Spanish

Catalan

Online platforms

Zoom