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Camilla Matthews

Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 6NP
07837 608221 07837 608221 Registered / Accredited
Coventry, West Midlands, CV5 6NP

About me

Individual Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy helps the person with relationships and other struggles within the self. There are times in life when it can be hard to cope with difficult situations and challenging problems. Psychotherapy can provide a therapeutic encounter where together we can make sense of unwanted feelings and thoughts. Symptoms can be understood as manifestations of distress and their meanings can be explored together with care and respect. The aim is to make life happier, easier to live and invite creativity and growth in the person.

As a group analyst I am mindful of the family, social and environmental context in which an individual is located and I am interested in how their network of relationships has informed who they are and how they experience themselves. Conversation enables connection and the possibility of new thoughts. New thoughts can generate changes in being and behaviour.

Group Psychotherapy
Working in a group is often a good way to approach a problem, since group members learn to be themselves with others. The therapy becomes an increasingly articulate expression of feelings and thoughts, which leads to the possibility of intimacy. Group members learn from and help each other. Whilst it may seem daunting initially to be in a group and share, the dividends in terms of learning, connection and belonging are tremendous.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Art Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist, Group Analyst and Group Analytic Supervisor. I have worked for 30 years in the NHS offering psychotherapy to people with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating-disorders, relationship problems, personality difficulties, trauma and general unhappiness. I have worked with both individuals and group and offered supervision to colleagues and consultancy to organisations. I have recently retired from my role as the Manager/Senior Clinician for a personality disorder service to devote myself entirely to my private practice.

I have published a number of articles and book chapters and regularly offer training to other professionals and colleagues.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

I charge £60 for a fifty minute hour for therapy.
I charge £25 per 1.5 hr group psychotherapy payable one month in advance.

Further information

I offer a comfortable and conducive environment, free from noise and interruption where it is possible to safely engage in a therapeutic relationship.

Please telephone for a chat or email to arrange a meeting.

52 Spencer Avenue
Earlsdon
Coventry
West Midlands
CV5 6NP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytime Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Types of client

Adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I have many years of experience offering supervision to individuals and groups within the NHS, charities and privately.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Camilla Matthews

Camilla Matthews