Yohani de Silva MBACP
Are you looking for therapeutic conditions of understanding, acceptance, genuineness and warmth - a safe place for you to explore your inner feelings and help you find the changes you seek? That is exactly what I try and give my clients. I am a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist based in Twickenham and offer a counselling face to face or online/ Skype/Zoom.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and work within their Code of Ethics with short or long term clients.
Understanding the origin of your problem and learning new ways to view the world, can be life-changing and very exciting. Counselling is a talking therapy that provides you an opportunity and space to explore your concerns, worries, fears and anxieties in a safe and confidential manner without being judged.
I aim to help you, to empower yourself to make the right choices and decisions for yourself but ultimately, you make whatever changes to help you overcome your distress and cope positively.
What do I provide...
I work with adults and young people both short or long term to meet the client's needs. Sessions last 50 mins.
Areas of Specialism....
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Work Issues, Grief and Bereavement, Adapting to change, Low self-esteem, Abuse, Divorce, coping with an Illness, Loss, acute or/and ongoing generalised anxiety, Anger, Panicky Feelings, Post-traumatic Stress, Couples counselling and Ethnicity, LGTB, and Cancer.
How I work....
My model is Integrative - consists of 3 main approaches but not exhaustive. These being: Psychodynamic - looking at childhood, making links with past and present; Humanistic/Person-Centred - looking at the here and now; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - looking at your core beliefs, challenging negative thoughts and perceptions, irrational beliefs and behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
* BA (Hons)
* Dip in Therapeutic Counselling (distinction), * CBT
* Family Links Certificate, * Dip in Integrative Counselling and Play Therapy with Children and Families, * EFT
* Msc Psychology (current)
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues with both adults and children including depression, bereavement, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, anger management, self harm, low self-esteem, separation and divorce. With children and on some occasions with adults I would work with sand trays, dream work, paintings/drawings and utilise my experience as a play/art therapist.
In addition to my private practice I work in an Addiction Charity. I have worked in the NHS as a Bereavement Counsellor, counselling children in a local school as a School Counsellor and for several local charities. I hold a current enhanced Criminal Records Bureau certificate.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£65 Individuals - face to face ; £120 Couples - face to face
Zoom/Online - £40 a session
Skype / Zoom - when clients are not able to come to therapy rooms with agreed times prior and payment.
Telephone - available of not able to attend face to face session.