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Matt Cantor- PG Dip, Adv Dip-Integrative Psychotherapy UKCP reg MBACP

London, NW6 6ED
07973 452829 Registered / Accredited
London, NW6 6ED

About me

I like to think that our emotions are like the weather.  Sometimes it’s sunny and sometimes the clouds roll in.

It’s when the clouds are dark and heavy and don’t look like they’re going anywhere fast that we can start to worry.

Therapy is a process by which, together, we can start to explore why the clouds seem so stuck.

In my experience the exploration of your world by us together, thinking about what makes you tick and why you can’t seem to change fixed behaviours and thought patterns, can lead to you experiencing a happier and more grounded life.

I like to think of therapy as an adventure into peoples’ hidden worlds.  Worlds that have always been there, but have been ignored for a long time.

This process of exploration with me as your co-explorer can help the clouds blow away more often and the sun to break through.

So if you’re feeling depressed, a bit lost, suffering from relationship difficulties or just aren’t sure who you are any more, please feel free to get in contact.  I believe that together we can change things for the better.

How I Work

Being an integrative psychotherapist means that I am trained in various different styles of psychotherapy and apply these to clients in a way that feels right for the individual rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  My approach is open and exploratory and I work with a wide variety of problems including depression, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, sexual abuse, anxiety or just feeling a bit lost.

I usually suggest an initial session so that we can meet each other and you can get a feel for how I work and see if you feel that I would be the right therapist for you.

In my experience effective therapy is very much about how the therapist ‘fits’ with the client and the quality of the relationship, so it’s extremely important that you feel comfortable working with me, and if you do, then our exploration of your world can start.

I use various techniques in my work from free association to dream analysis to focusing on emotions in the body.

More importantly I like to stay free and fluid as I work as this allows our work together to be effective and not stuck in one approach that may not resonate with you.

I look forward to exploring your world with you.

Music Industry

Before my training as a psychotherapist, I worked for 20 years in the music industry.  Although this was a fantastic experience that allowed me to travel the world, playing and making music as a producer and DJ, I also grew to understand that there are pressures and anxieties that go hand in hand with this lifestyle.

Status anxiety, performance anxiety, stress and burnout are just some of the difficulties that come with working in this often-hedonistic environment.

I have found that my career in the music industry has given me invaluable life experience that has proved especially useful when working with DJ’s and musicians.

My work can involve helping clients in the music industry to untangle their music industry persona from the self they have always been.  This can be important in helping them to weather the highs and lows that this business invariably brings.

I am also part of MITC which is a collective of therapists that specialise in working with people from the music industry. Please see musicindustrytherapists.com for more information.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my PG Dip/Adv Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regent’s University London. The course is UKCP accredited and lasted five years, incorporating numerous experiential elements, ensuring that I am professionally competent and able to work with the many different problems that can confront us. I am UKCP registered and abide by their code of ethics in practice. I am also a member of the BACP.

I have worked across a broad spectrum from counselling children for the Place 2 Be charity to working as a psychotherapist in an NHS drop-in centre for young people in crisis and participating in ward rounds at a psychiatric unit of an NHS hospital.  I have also worked extensively at a London counselling service with people at the later stages in life who are ready to explore the way that they engage with the world in a different way.


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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Fees on enquiry. I have a limited number of concessionary spaces available for students and people on a low income.

Further information

My Practice (Queen’s Park London NW6)

My counselling room is bright, airy and I believe conducive to opening up imagination and exploration whilst feeling safe and contained.

I am a ten minute walk from Queen’s Park tube station.

26 Creighton Road
Queens Park
London
NW6 6ED

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

9-5pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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