Matt Paxton - Psychodynamic Counsellor -MBACP
During these unprecedented times, I am helping clients with feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression which are inevitably going to be heightened, and helping couples whose relationships are under greater strain.
For some years I have been seeing clients in my London and Surrey practices, and via Skype and Telephone.
Being a psychodynamic counsellor, I see myself as both counsellor, working with clients to resolve difficulties and make certain choices in the present day, and psychotherapist, taking a more analytical approach to help clients understand links between the past and their life today.
I am a great believer that we are extremely complex beings, and within my work I try to discover what is happening for the “whole” person, as I feel there is no area that is unconnected. I believe this is how clients successfully heal trauma and find their true identity.
There are areas where Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a useful tool in a clients' work and this is utilized when appropriate, though I generally choose an integrative approach aiming to give the client the specific therapy they need for their unique situation.
A clients' sense of safety and well being, emotionally and otherwise within the therapeutic environment is paramount for their progress. It is always my intention that clients have a “sanctuary” within sessions and the knowledge of support being at hand between sessions.
As a therapist I enjoy my career deeply and truly believe that everyone can become a happier and more fulfilled person through the therapeutic process. It is the most satisfying moment when a client leaves therapy a transformed figure ready to embrace life to the full. I always feel honoured to have had the opportunity to play some part in this amazing journey.
Please visit my website for more information about my service.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling
15 years Experience of counselling adults, adolescents and couples
Vast experience of counselling clients with:
Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Relationship Issues, Low Self Esteem, Childhood Trauma
Identity, Addictions, Commitment, attachment issues, Parenting Techniques and Skills, Anger Management, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Currently two practices in Wimbledon and Dorking