Ioanna Matte, MSc, BSc (Hons) Psych, PgDip. Psych, MUKCP
I am a qualified and UKCP registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Psychologist based in Central London. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy in English, Greek, or Spanish, in person or online.
I offer a safe and confidential space so that you can explore your difficulties and experiences. I intend to co-create with you a confidential, trusting, and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, in which you feel accepted and understood. In this safe space, we will work together so that you can make sense of your feelings, thoughts, aspects of your self or your experiences that might have been hard to talk about before.
During therapy, you can have the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions: Do you know who you are? Do you understand what’s happened to you? What do you want to change?
Within a healthy, accepting, and safe therapeutic relationship, you will be facilitated to use your inner resources to heal from trauma, and develop and grow further in the direction you desire.
By gaining more understanding and acceptance of yourself, and more insight into your circumstances, you are more likely to find your way forward and strive for a more meaningful life.
My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self as human beings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London since 2010.
I work privately and in counselling services with adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties, individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma, and with the LGBTQI+ community.
I also work with same-sex and opposite-sex couples/people in various relationship configurations facing relationship issues.
My qualifications include:
- PostGraduate Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
- Diploma/BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
- MSc in Health Psychology (University of Southampton, UK)
- Psychology degree, First-class, honours (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).
I frequently attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and trainings on a variety of issues and topics for my Continuous Professional Development.
Areas of experience:
- Anxiety and stress
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Relationship issues
- Suicidal thoughts/Self-harm
- Trauma/Post-traumatic growth
- Domestic violence/Sexual violence/Childhood abuse
- Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversities
- Coming out issues
- Gender and/or Sexual Identity
- Discrimination and Minority Stress
- Cultural displacement
- Chronic/Terminal Illness
- Workplace bullying
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Individual: (sliding scale) £60-£85 per 50-minute session.
Individual Online: £60 per 50-minute session.
Couples/relationship therapy: £110 per 75-minute session.
Students (concession): £55 per 50-minute session.
I am a Recognised Provider registered with Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, and Vitality Health Insurance.
The usual session length can be changed if necessary, as discussed and agreed with clients.
Sessions take place in two comfortable rooms in Fleet Street, Central London, near Holborn, Chancery Lane, Blackfriars, and St Paul’s tube stations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all sessions now take place online (via videocalling platforms) or by phone, until government guidelines change. You are welcome to contact me and request online or phone sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Greek; Spanish|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
I regret that the building is not fully accessible; I offer online sessions for people whose mobility issues may prevent them from attending therapy in person.
Afternoon and evening sessions available. Online sessions available.
Types of client