Silva Neves Specialist Psychotherapy in Central London EC1 & Reading, Berkshire RG1



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Specialist psychotherapist for Optimal Living: Sex & Relationship. Couples Therapy. Trauma. Eating problems and body image

Welcome to my website. I hope that it is going to be informative and helpful enough for you, to enable you to make your next step into therapy.

Psychotherapy provides a confidential, caring and non-judgemental setting that could help you understand and change difficult areas of your life.

My model of psychotherapy is Integrative. It means that I will use different approaches from different therapeutic models to suit your needs best.

I am a specialist in:
  • Psychosexual and relationship therapy, also known as couples counselling or sex therapy.
  • Treatment of 'sex addiction', compulsive sexual behaviours, 'porn addiction', and therapy for partners.
  • Trauma therapy and EMDR: treatment of PTSD, sexual traumas, relational traumas and neglect in childhood.
  • LGBTQ- specific issues including chemsex, acceptance of sexuality, coming out, homophobia.
  • Eating problems, obesity and body image problems including eating distress, excessive exercise and body dysmorphia.
  • Clinical supervision for psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals.

    I am based in two locations:
  • Central London (EC1)
  • Reading, Berkshire (RG1)


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    Couples Therapy

    Couples Therapy
  • Communication problems in a relationship, including frequent arguments, rows, blaming
  • Differences in sexual desire within the relationship
  • Sexless relationship or loss of sexual desire
  • Sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, vaginismus, dyspareunia, difficulties with orgasms, etc.
  • Healing from the disclosure of infidelity
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Learning how to make connections with your partner
  • Making sense of your relationship
  • It is also known as Couples Counselling or Marriage Counselling. For more information on Couples Therapy, Click Here




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    'Sex addiction', compulsive sexual behaviours and 'porn addiction'

    'Sex addiction' and compulsive sexual behaviours
  • Frequent preoccupation by sexual thoughts.
  • Sexual behaviours having a negative impact on life.
  • Difficulties stopping the sexual behaviours despite negative consequences to life and relationship.
  • Feeling bad about the sexual behaviours.

    'Porn addiction'
  • Frequent preoccupation with sexual thoughts and pornography.
  • Compulsive use of pornography to the extent of having negative impact on life.
  • Difficulties stopping the use of porn despite negative consequences to life and relationship.
  • Feeling bad about the use of porn.
  • Sexual dysfunctions and relationship problems as a result of compulsive use of porn.

    Treatment of 'sex addiction' and 'porn addiction' is holistic, non-shaming with an integrative approach of classic psychotherapeutic methods and modern psychosexual interventions.
    For more information on 'sex addiction' and 'porn addiction', Click Here


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    Sexual Trauma. EMDR. Treatment of PTSD.

  • Adult survivor of sexual abuse in childhood: healing for men and women. For more information, Click Here
  • Adult survivors of sexual violence and rape: healing for men and women. For more information, Click here
  • Treatment of PTS and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • Adverse childhood experiences: healing for men and women from physical abuse, psychological abuse, verbal abuse, bullying, other neglects and other adverse childhood experiences. For more information, Click Here

    For more information on traumas, Click Here


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    LGBTQ. Chemsex. Homophobia

  • Therapy dedicated to LGBTQ specific issues(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
  • Coming out
  • Acceptance of sexuality
  • Homophobia
  • Relationship problems and Sexual problems
  • Recreational drugs and sex, also called Chemsex. For more information on Chemsex, Click Here
  • HIV diagnosis and relationships with different HIV status
  • Sexual shame
  • Diversity of sexualities. Exploration of non-binary sexualities, including open relationships, swinging, polyamory. Exploration of kink sex in a non-pathologising approach. Sexuality diversity include the exploration of asexuality.
  • I employ a sexuality diversity affirmative approach. For more information on therapy for the LGBT community, Click Here


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    Eating problems. Obesity. Body image

  • Preoccupation with food and eating to the extent of distress.
  • Difficulties with controlling eating and weight.
  • Eating habits that are harmful to health
  • Compulsive eating and binge eating disorder
  • Treatment for obesity and weight management. Treatment does not require going on yet another diet. For more information on obesity treatment and weight management Click Here
  • Problems with body image including body dysmorphia and excessive exercise.






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    Intensive Workshops and Coaching for couples

    In the busy lives that we lead and with childcare issues, it is sometimes a struggle for couples to find the time to commit to weekly or fortnightly sessions.
    This is with this in mind that I offer intensive workshops for couples. Positive change can occur with intensive workshops and it requires less commitment than attending weekly couples therapy.
    The Intensive Coaching sessions are suitable for couples of all sexual orientations. For more information Click Here



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    Clinical Supervision

    I provide ongoing clinical supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors working in the psychosexual and relationship therapy area and trauma therapy area.
    I also offer one-off consultations to psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals who do not work in those specialist areas and who need a consultation to work with a particular client/ patient.



    I provide therapy in English and in French

    I practice in two locations:
    Central London, The City, EC1. The nearest underground stations are St Paul's and Farringdon.
    Reading town centre in Berkshire RG1.
    Online Therapy: Consultations on Skype are also available.

    You can find my details on FindaTherapy.org: Here
    I am an approved private healthcare practitioner with CignaHealthCare and Vitality Health



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