About me

I am offering brief counselling or longer term in-depth psychotherapy in Central London and Queens Park.

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and psychoanalytic psychotherapist having worked both in the NHS and in Private Practice. This extensive experience with people of all ages, coming with a wide range of problems, enables me to offer you a safe space to share your difficulties.

There are many reasons as to why people decide to seek help but finding an appropriate counsellor or psychotherapist can be daunting. When we are feeling depressed or low we can become confused about the uncomfortable or even frightening feelings we may be experiencing and so trying to understand, or voice them, feels to be impossible.Being able to speak of these things with another person can generally relieve us and empower us to implement changes.

I am also a qualified supervisor and teacher, having worked with therapists in training for over twenty years.

If you find that you need more information, in order to make a decision about having some therapy or supervision, then please do not hesitate to contact me via email

Training, qualifications & experience

I work with adults and young people on short term and longer term basis. I am psychoanalytically trained and my approach is relational. I have been working in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for over 25 years.

I specialise in Assessment for Psychotherapy and Counselling, including brief therapy. I have taught Assessment skills for psychotherapy on counselling courses throughout the uk and I have also worked in training organisations as supervisor and seminar leader for many years. I have completed a Supervision Training for counsellors and psychotherapists at Leicester University. Since then I have supervised at the Harrow Counselling Service and at the Westminster Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (WPF).

I am a Registered Practitioner with BPC, BACP and SIP and am required to follow strict ethical codes and practice professional standards.

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Fees

Additional information

Fees vary between £40 and £80 and are dependant on income and personal circumstances. You are welcome to contact me to discuss fees.

Queens Park
London
NW6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been teaching and supervising in Psychotherapy Training Institutions and also in Private Practice for over 20 years.

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Carol Matthews

Carol Matthews