Dr Matt Treadwell
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London (W1). I work individually, with adults. I also work in the NHS.
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, we would consider these relational patterns and expectations, 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, developing more helpful ways of coping and facilitating positive change, and is supported by an increasingly strong evidence base. I’m also trained in humanistic and cognitive-behavioural 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 offer phone or online therapy, if that would work better for you. And 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
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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