Louise Gomes da Silva

Louise Gomes da Silva

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London E18
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor of many years, until recently also working for the NHS. I am a psychodynamic counsellor- a talking therapy. I always keep in mind how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counsellor, and offer a supportive environment with this in mind. I have experience of working with a variety of issues, especially anxiety and depression, and offer a way of working that is specific to each individual.  I use some CBT techniques, where appropriate. Recently, a BACP article identified that people often want therapy that promotes change and is supportive, but not passive, and I certainly feel that this is this the kind of therapy I offer.

I work with clients both short term and long term. I offer speaking on the telephone initially (no fee), as a first contact. Some  sessions are by telephone or videocall, (these are £50). I also see clients in-person, although spaces are more limited.

I work confidentially and in accordance with the BACP code of ethics. I am a registered member of the BACP and completed a course accredited by the BACP (MHCPC). I have full insurance. 

My background is in the Arts and I have also worked in a corporate environment. I have a degree in English Literature (BA Hons).

Practice description

I work from home, or at Forest Therapy Centre in East London

I work in-person or phone/videocall, both with existing clients & new clients. Videocall & phone sessions are less in terms of cost when contacted directly (£50). [Forest Therapy clients are £60]

I always offer a free telephone call as a first point of contact, with the opportunity to chat fully about why counselling is being sought & any guidance that might be helpful.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken