Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Member of PACFA and ACA
Jules Silva is a skilled and grounded counsellor of many years. The depth and breadth of Jules’ professional experience includes community organisations, government, corporate, tertiary education, aged care, crisis counselling, and private practice settings. She has a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a member of both Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the Australian Counselling Association. Jules works with individuals over the age of 18 years.
When Jules sits face-to-face with a new client, she sees a unique individual looking back at her. She approaches the unfolding therapeutic relationship and the work to be done with a ‘beginners mind’; open, respectful, non-judgemental and compassionate. Jules understands that the step of entering into therapy takes both courage and a preparedness to create change, deserving of the greatest respect. As Jules believes therapy provides us with an opportunity to face our life difficulties, our relationship to ourselves and others, our past and present suffering, our deep uncertainties, our way of being-in-the-world. A therapeutic collaboration that is dedicated to helping us heal – while nurturing our strengths and wisdom – can lead to greater peace in this precious life, hope and possibilities.
Describing her grounding philosophy, Jules says “it is the wisdom that already lies within you that will ultimately be your greatest friend and teacher for life”. Jules believes that her role is to work with you in a partnership that nurtures your self-awareness, self-compassion and existing strengths, and that this is a necessary foundation for enduring growth and change, and a fulfilling life. Depending on what will be most helpful for her client, Jules draws on: Existential Psychotherapy, Jungian-Informed and Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Jules Silva has appointments available in the following location: Preston
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