Malvinder Matharu MSc BSc (UKCP)
8-26 Willen House
107 - 109 The Grove
SAFE AND CONFIDENTIAL
I offer a safe and caring space for you to come and explore things that you may be concerned about, and are making you anxious. We are all striving to do our very best for ourselves and our relationships with others, but sometimes our efforts do not seem to be enough. We can find ourselves desperate for change, but it never quite works out. We can work together to find a way to make these changes.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with over 16 years of experience in Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a confidential service in a caring, sensitive and professional environment. I offer both long term solution focussed therapy and short term in depth psychotherapy for men, women, young people and children.
Through my integrative approach - I incorporate psychodynamic, humanistic and relational orientations, I will work with you as a unique individual, combining my resources to create a way of working that will be specific for you. I may also use mindfulness, visualisation, play therapy, art therapy and elements of CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) if a need for these techniques arises during our work together.
HOW CAN PSYCHOTHERAPY HELP YOU?
As a psychotherapist, my approach is to work with what you wish to bring. The things in your life from the past and present that are troubling you, and you need to clarify, discuss and/or resolve. We will also explore where you would like to be in your future life, and how you may be able to get there.
I work in a non judgemental, empathic and open way, supporting you to begin or continue your journey of self discovery. You may be experiencing thoughts and feelings that may be fleeting in nature but leave you anxious and unsettled, or more intrusive, and dominate your thoughts and behaviours to the point of being destructive. To support you to explore these, I can create a unique way of working that will be tailored for your specific needs.
I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, relationships, family issues, grief, bereavement, trauma, stress, domestic violence, depression, suicidal thoughts, cultural identity crisis, IBS, OCD and many others. I am also experienced in strategies to help people cope with stress, panic, anxiety and/or trauma.
As your psychotherapist, I firmly believe that we will be working together in collaboration, in which you are the expert of your life, and my role will be to provide you with the necessary interventions that will support you to continue your exploratory journey as well as to be by your side as you make difficult discoveries, choices and decisions during therapy.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN OUR FIRST MEETING
Before we begin therapy, I carry out an initial assessment in which I will ask you some questions about yourself and what brings you to therapy. You can also ask me any questions that you may have that concern you, and you can decide if I am the right therapist for you. I will also decide if I am the best person to support you with what you need. If we are both happy with working together, we begin work in our next session. If either one of us feels that we cannot work together, I can offer alternative options that you may explore.
YOUR FIRST SESSION
In your first session, you will begin to tell me more about what it is that is on your mind. I will ask questions to clarify or explore what you are bringing, but you will be firmly in control of what you discuss. I will regularly review our work together and we can discuss if things need changing or the work is going in the right direction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I trained at the Metanoia Institute and have a Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and I hold their Diploma of Clinical Practice.
I currently work with private clients in Old Street and in Stratford.
In previous work I volunteered for Place2Be in a school where I worked with children using play and art therapy. I have carried out assessments and facilitated workshops for a domestic violence organisation. I have held clinical group therapy and seen DV clients on a one to one basis for psychotherapy. Along with this I worked one day a week in a children’s organisation where I saw parents for one to one psychotherapy. My past work also includes the NHS in secondary and tertiary care, and MIND for two and a half years previously, and again in 2017.
I work with individuals speaking in English and/or Punjabi, and I work with clients across different cultures, communities, financial backgrounds, races, religions, disabilities and sexuality.
My other work experiences have been in my local community, working to support people with mental health issues to access mental health services, addressing such issues as GP awareness, faith issues, employment, gender issues and ethnicity.
I have also been involved in borough wide research carried out by Sheffield University and NELFT (North East London Foundation Trust NHS).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Our initial contact will be free via phone and/or e-mail during which you can decide if you would like to come in for an assessment.
An initial assessment is £80 for one hour.
Therapy sessions are between £80 - £70 for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evenings.
Types of client