Dr Philomena Da Silva is a counselling psychologist who has worked in both primary and secondary care services in the NHS. Having obtained her BSc in Psychology from the University of Surrey, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at London Metropolitan University in 2020. Philomena has worked with individuals across the lifespan presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties and distress including depression, anxiety, bereavement and loss, infertility and psychosexual problems. She has also worked with people affected by a range of health problems. Philomena also has a has a special interest in working with couples and cross-cultural romantic relationships.
Philomena works integratively which means she combines therapeutic approaches to tailor an intervention to suit the person’s needs. She draws on a range of models, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Philomena works collaboratively with clients and provides a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to help them feel at ease and work towards meaningful change.