Silvia Manwaring (MA, UKCP, HCPC, BAAT)
Psychotherapy can be a life-changing experience. People start therapy for many different reasons. You may feel dissatisfied or distressed, want to explore the past, process difficult life events, achieve new goals or just learn more about yourself.
I work in an integrative way: this means I weave a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit different clients. My approach is informed by a range of therapeutic models, as I combine my knowledge of psychoanalytical theory and humanistic psychology to find the most suitable method to help you. Each relationship will be unique depending upon your needs.
I believe that in therapy, art can offer the opportunity to see, feel and sit with experiences and feelings that can be difficult sometimes to put into words. The more we explore and learn about our emotions, the more accepting we can become of ourselves and others.
You do not need to be an artist or have had any art experience to benefit from this.
The creation of images could represent a way to understand yourself and your relationship with others in more depth, however there are times when verbal psychotherapy may be better suited depending on your individual needs.
My areas of personal interest and expertise are working with trauma, anxiety, relationships, family and parenting related issues.
Where to start?
Please send me an e-mail or call me to arrange an initial consultation, so that we can discuss together the best way to move forward in a way that would suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychotherapist and I have a Master's degree (MA) in Integrative Art Psychotherapy awarded by the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education in London (member of the regulatory bodies UKCP and BACP). I am accredited with the UKCP and HCPC and follow their standards of ethics and confidentiality. I am also a full member of BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists).
I currently work in private practice, and for a family mental health charity.
I have worked within the NHS as an honorary art psychotherapist, and as a researcher. I have experience in community outpatient mental health settings working with individual clients, young adults and adolescents.
I offer therapy in English and Italian.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual 60 minutes online session £65
Individual 60 minutes in person session £80
Therapy rooms in North West and Central London and online with ZOOM or any other social media platform.