Silvia Cantori provides a warm and safe space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings and experiences without the fear of being judged. She believes that although difficult experiences in our lives can leave us feeling confused and scared, they can also be an opportunity for us to grow as individuals and in our relationships with others. Silvia works with clients at their own pace, without imposing her own values and beliefs and by being sensitive to their needs and wishes. She places great emphasis in developing trust in the therapeutic relationship and focuses on making clients feeling accepted and valued with the aim of enabling the exploration of their personal history, present difficulties and way of relating to the self and others. She uses integrative counselling, a combined approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies (Person-centred and Psychodynamic) and focuses on working with each client in a unique way.
With a background asa support worker in the homelessness sector, Silvia has experience in working with people with substance misuse issues who have experienced social exclusion and trauma. She supports clients to identify unhealthy coping mechanisms and focuses on exploring their inner strengths, hopes and motivations for change. Silvia has a special interest in addictions (drugs and alcohol), trauma, PTSD and depression.
Silvia is an integrative counsellor working towards a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and she is a student member of the BACP. She works within The Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service at a GP surgery in Wandsworth.