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About me

Counselling is one of the few places where people are truly able to dedicate some time for themselves. It may be the only place they feel they can JUST BE. It can be extremely helpful to talk it out loud with someone who listens with compassion and without judgement. My practice is based on empathy, honesty and respect. I believe that everyone is unique and has the capacity to grow and work towards their full potential. When life's challenges begin to cause you distress, counselling can help to make sense of your unique challenges.

Would you like to make some positive changes in your life, or would you like some help to make sense of the patterns that keep repeating in your life? Would you like to discover the best version of yourself? Whether you have one specific problem or several issues, I can walk alongside you and help you to discover and understand more about yourself, resolve inner conflicts and finding your inner peace. I will gently help you towards your goal in a way that is: caring, respectful, open and collaborative.

During this long pandemic we are all faced with different challenges. What happened to you? What is your story? Many of us stuck with thoughts about things we don`t have control of. Instead of engaging in things we can`t control, it`s better to engage in things we can. Sometimes it means to develop a new way of thinking and being.

Sitting in a room facing your therapist can be an intense experience for some people. For them,  I offer outdoor therapy, where we can walk and talk, or/ and sit somewhere in nature and talk. This may feel more equal and less formal. Outdoor therapy means bringing nature and movement into sessions, which provides extra benefits to clients` well-being. During the virus pandemic, outdoor therapy may feel safer for some people than being in a room with a therapist.

How can we work together?

An initial assessment  is a good way to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. This 30 minutes, free session can take place in your chosen form of therapy, whether it is face to face, online, telephone, outdoors or in your home. If we decide to work together, then we would agree to a convenient day and time to meet on a weekly basis. We would review our work regularly to ensure your goals are being met. I work both short, and long term, and on an open ended basis, depending what is required.

Training, qualifications & experience

I`m a BACP registered, qualified counsellor.

I've graduated after completing CPCAB Level 4. Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Currently studying towards Level 5. Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I'm trained as an integrative therapist, which means my work will be tailored to your individual needs and difficulties.

I've completed Bereavement Support Foundation Course, and have been working for a bereavement focused organisation since 2018, as well as working for a mental health charity.

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)
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 per session, £50 for evenings and Saturdays.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 7pm.

Further information

I offer sessions in Hungarian, as I'm a native speaker of the language.

25 Danes Close
Chippenham
Wiltshire
SN15 3UH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Languages offered

Hungarian

Szilvia Johns MBACP

Szilvia Johns MBACP