Dr Matt Treadwell, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London (W1). I work individually, with adults.
I am primarily a relational psychodynamic therapist. To let you know a little about what this means, through our life experiences we all develop expectations about relationships, and our own and others’ roles within them. These expectations are accompanied by patterns of feelings and thoughts. Most of the time, these relational expectations can be helpful. But sometimes they can cause, contribute to or perpetuate a lot of distress. These expectations are also often so ingrained that they sit beyond our conscious awareness.
So in our work together, I would consider these relational patterns and expectations with you, and how they relate to whatever is troubling you. This helps you get a better understanding of yourself and your own experiences. This way of working has been shown to be effective in reducing distress and developing more helpful ways of coping, and is supported by an increasingly strong evidence base. I’m also trained in humanistic therapeutic approaches, which allows me to tailor my approach to better suit your needs.
I have experience working with a range of issues in private practice, the NHS, and the voluntary sector. These include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, anger issues and bereavement. I also have experience working with diagnoses of personality disorder. I additionally specialise in working with gambling addiction, and other compulsive behaviours.
I can work in the short term with a focus on a particular issue, or long term, looking at life experiences in depth. I offer an initial consultation to discuss your expectations and needs, where we can decide which approach might work best for you. I’m a member of the BPS and BACP, and adhere to their codes of practice.
If you're thinking about therapy but aren't sure, please don't hesitate to contact me and we can have an initial conversation on the phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
- PG Dip (Distinction) Psychology
- PG Cert Psychology
- Private Practice
- NHS Problem Gambling Service
- NHS Secondary Care Psychotherapy Service
- NHS IAPT (Primary Care) Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
- NHS GP Surgery Counselling Service
- Third Sector Bereavement Counselling Service
- Statutory Drug and Alcohol Service
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
All fees are discussed during the initial consultation. I offer some sessions at reduced rates.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client