About me

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one-to-one basis offering short-term and open-ended counselling/psychotherapy. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from different models and techniques (psychodynamic, CBT and person centred) to best suit your individual needs. My aim is to help you find and change those repetitive unhelpful or destructive patterns in your behaviour and relationships, as well as providing you with a space for personal development, growth and exploration.

I have experience of working as a counsellor in a variety of counselling settings such as charitable organisations and in a university setting. I have worked with diverse client groups facing a wide range of issues including relationship problems, sexuality, gender dysphoria trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, problematic gambling, self-harming, disordered eating, procrastination, work-related stress, low self-esteem and many more.

Training, qualifications & experience

NHS InterPsyche Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited course)
BSc (Hons) Psychology

In addition to working in private practice, I work as a part-time counsellor/psychotherapist for a charity helping those affected by pathological gambling. I also work as a student counsellor at a London University.

Prior to this I have worked as a counsellor for two charities, one offered specialised counselling around sexuality and relationships and the other one offered therapeutic counselling to young adults from ethnic minority communities.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) I am fully committed to working within their code of ethics and to my ongoing professional and personal development. In addition to English, I also offer counselling in Italian.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees


My fees are £70 per 50-minute session. I have a limited number of reduced fee slots available for people on low income, unemployed and students.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I also offer counselling in Italian.

1 Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London
E14 5AA

London
SE18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Online & telephone appointments available, 9am - 9pm Monday to Saturday.

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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Silvia Melis