Marcelo Matias

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London, SE17 1GX
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Throughout my career, I have worked with people on a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, relationships, workplace stress, personal motivation and confidence, identity, and difficulties making decisions, accepting changes or facing dilemmas.

I have been building my career helping people to explore and gain clarity about various aspects of their lives, put new perspectives on the situations they are facing, and find new ways to live and improve their lives in a meaningful way. I use Gestalt therapy and existential phenomenology as a practical-theoretical foundation for my work. However, my broad training allows me to be integrative as a practitioner.

I am Brazilian, and I can provide therapy in Portuguese and English. I am BACP  (Accred), an NCIP member, a BPS member, and a UCPA and UKCP trainee member.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am currently a Doctorate student in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (DPsych), researching Occupational Burnout and Workplace Stress. 

I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology with postgraduate training in Career Counselling (PDip) and Gestalt therapy (PCert).

I am BACP registered member, MBPsS, UCKP trainee, UPCA trainee member, NCIP member. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£85.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

The standard fee is £85 for 50 minutes. This will be reviewed annually.

I offer a free 30 minute initial session.

I require 24 hours notice for any cancellation.

​I abide by the Code of Ethics of BACP, available upon request.

When I work

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Further information


The sessions are completely confidential except under three circumstances:

​a: From time to time I will discuss my work with a clinical supervisor, this is standard practice and helps me to work as well as I can with you. My supervisor is bound by the same code of ethics and confidentiality as myself.

b: If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others, I reserve the right to break confidentiality to prevent harm. However, I would only do this in extreme circumstances and would always try to discuss it with you first before taking any action.

c: If required by a court of law to give evidence (e.g., in criminal proceedings)

​Where our work extends beyond 6 weeks, I recommend that we have at least 2 weeks notice of ending to allow us a proper conclusion.

1 Chatteris Way, Elephant Park, London, SE17 1GX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

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Marcelo Matias
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