Ioanna Matte, MSc, BSc (Hons) Psych, PgDip. Psych, MUKCP
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Psychologist based in Central London. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling and psychotherapy in English, Greek, or Spanish.
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?
When being listened to empathically, and acknowledged for who you are without judgement, you can find it easier to discover more of yourself, heal from trauma within a healthy therapeutic relationship, and use your inner resources to 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 am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist and 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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Fees are negotiable between £60 - £85 per 50-minute session for individuals and £110 per 75-minute session for couples/relationship therapy.
Concessions are available for students (£55 per session).
The fee for online counselling/psychotherapy for individuals (via Skype or Facetime) is £60 per 50-minute session.
I am also a recognised Provider registered with Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, Vitality Health Insurance, and Aetna Global Benefits.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Greek; Spanish|
Afternoon and evening sessions available. Online sessions available.
Types of client