Psychodynamic Counsellor -MBACP
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Hello, my name is Matt Paxton, I am a qualified counsellor with many years of experience in helping individuals and couples with a wide range of concerns at my London and Surrey practices. Currently I have practices in Dorking and Wimbledon, as well as offering remote sessions via Skype, zoom and phone.
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)
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50:00 - 50 minute session
Currently two practices in Wimbledon and Dorking