Silvia Roach - Integrative Counsellor and Child Therapist
I am an integrative counsellor and child/adolescent therapist using art, play, music, embodiment, mindfulness, meditation, games, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychoeducation. Integration of all the above gives me better insight of the internal world and subconscious process of the client. I incorporate and work from the basis of attachment theory as well as neuroscience amongst other theories.
I believe each person can reach their potential and emotionally grow with the right support. I support each client's emotional well-being and work systematically. This means, the client is understood within various systems, which include the family system, as well as the school/work and social life.
I have an experience in working in schools, supporting young people on one to one basis as well as in a group, parent and staff support and adult counselling.
The initial session is parent/carer meeting where we find out what is best for the young person in mind and the whole family, what are the family's needs, what support needs to be in place and on basis of this, I will work out a treatment plan for the family with the family's approval. The sessions are preferably on weekly basis, however, this is discussed with the family and what suits the family the best. Parent/Child therapy might be the best option rather than therapy for a young person but this is discussed with the parent/guardian.
Second session is with the young person, where I hear the young person's story and on this basis we decide what is the best to move forward. This might mean: carer/young person therapy, family therapy or signposting to another service.
Training, qualifications & experience
TRAINING: I trained at Terapia, accredited by Middlesex University and UKCP
CPD: Each year, I attend conferences, workshops and trainings that offer me better knowledge and understanding of a subject.
DYADIC THERAPY: This therapy is for a parent/guardian and a child. This is based on relationship building and strengthening the attachment, secure base, for the child and parent. Creative tools are used to help the subconscious process.
CHILDREN – 0 to 5 years: One to one therapy is offered to children from infancy, helping parents to bond with their child as well as helping the parent to cope with emotional distress.
CHILDREN – 6 to 11 years: Primary school can be challenging for some children and can bring lot of anxiety, negative feelings or change in behaviour. Therapeutic tools are used to communicate with the child and to understand their internal working model.
ADOLESCENTS – 12-18 years: Smooth transition to secondary school with the help of counselling can provide the child with different tools as well as managing emotions and feelings about the transition and change of environment. Young people can become vulnerable at times and therapy will provide them safe space to explore their emotional state as well their thoughts.
ADULTS – 18+ years: Therapeutic mediums are also available in adult counselling as it may be hard for some to communicate their deepest thoughts and feelings. Sand is the most common form of communication, where one can explore their wants, needs and subconsciously communicate their world around them.
All therapies involve initial assessment, where an agreement is signed by both parties.
Child Counselling involves:
- Parent meeting – Child through the eyes of a parent; Consent form signing.
- Child assessment – using creative arts.
- Decision if therapy is right for the child. If not, signposting to other services.
- Therapy commences on weekly or fortnightly basis – agreed by both parties.
GROUP THERAPY: Group therapy is for individuals who would like fortnightly support within group setting. It allows an individual to explore their experiences in safe space with other members of the group.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences/Childhood Trauma
- Complex Trauma
- Healing the inner child
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Dance therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Family/systemic therapy
FEES: Discounted fees for families and students on lower income.
Initial Meeting with Parents/Guardians:
- 50 minutes - £30
Child and Adolescent Therapy:
- 50 minutes - £50
- 60 minutes - £60
- 90 minutes - £80
- 50 minutes - £50
- 60 minutes - £60
- 90 minutes - £80
- 50 minutes £75
- 60 minutes £85
- 2 hours - £10 per person
Maximum of 12 people.
FIRST APPOINTMENT - parent meeting or therapy session - will be charged before the session commences at the cost of £25 by bank transfer. Appointment will be confirmed after the payment receival. The rest of payment can be made in cash after the session or by bank transfer.
- Young Person
- Parent/Young Person
- School or any other Organization
- Parent Support: therapeutic thinking together - strategies applied
- Schools/Organizations: observations, assessments, therapy, therapeutic thinking with the school/organization, workshops, meeting attendace
- Supervision: school staff who already offer therapeutic interventions (teachers, TAs, SENCO etc.)
- INSET days for schools
- Therapeutic workshops for parents
- Workshops for other professionals
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Slovak, Czech|
Types of client