Psychotherapy and Counselling in South West London

"to be given space to explain yourself and be understood is the oxygen of life"
Rev James Jones on Radio 4 12th December 2007.

Hi, my name is Silvana and I have been a practicing Psychotherapy in Wandsworth for over 10 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I offer short and long term therapy including CBT during the day.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist in Wandsworth, I believe that who we are and how we are in the world is shaped by our ongoing experiences. Likewise what we believe about ourselves and other and the way that we understand things will be heavily influenced by the beliefs we developed at a very young age.

As a child we spend our times busily learning about ourselves through play and interaction with other children. Our learning and subsequent beliefs will be shaped by significant people in our lives (ie teachers, parents, best friends etc), along with life events - the mundane day to day activities as well as major events and milestones.

We often learn as a child through, being told, peer pressure or our own observations of 'how to behave' in the world if we are to be 'accepted' and quickly learn what not to do in front of friends, family etc in view of the negative feedback we receive. This could include shutting down our feelings, altering the way we behave, changing the way we speak. We want to 'fit in' and be accepted and we learn how to behave in ways that as a adult we would not do.

As a adult, these learnt behaviours can restrict us and prevent us from living a fulfilling life. They have an impact on our relationships as well as our self esteem. Psychotherapy can help to unravel some of these beliefs and develop a healthy curiosity, and then question the appropriateness and relevance of these beliefs in our lives as adults.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Being a parent
  • Panic Attacks & Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy & other work related issues
  • Depression
  • Self confidence and/or self esteem
  • Eating Disorders and
  • Addiction
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Aspergers (ASD)

    My psychotherapy practice is in Wandsworth, within easy reach of Southfield tube station, and bus routes 39, 156 and the 493 in South West London. I am about a ten minute walk from Southside shopping centre.

    Each therapy session lasts for fifty minutes at a cost of 44.00 per session during the day and 55.00 on Saturday. I may be able to offer a small concession during the day. The centre does not currently have the facility to accept credit cards.
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