Dr Matt Wilkinson
I am a Clinical Psychologist providing online counselling and online therapy. I have helped people recover from problems including phobias, depression, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, addictions, trauma, relationship difficulties, OCD, body dysmorphia, and personality disorders.
My aim is to create a safe, non-judgemental environment in which difficulties may be constructively understood, and appropriate strategies can be applied to address them.I believe that a good relationship is essential for effective therapy. I strive to be compassionate, considerate and thoughtful in all of my interactions with my clients.
I draw on significant clinical experience in the NHS and private settings to provide a nuanced approach to client difficulties. My work is primarily informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, but I also integrate ideas from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, ACT and Humanistic Psychotherapy.
Prior to entering full-time independent practice, I worked at the Maudsley Hospital in London. I have published psychological research with the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College London), and at presently have a role as a teaching associate at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology.
I support flexible therapy sessions and consider concessions. Please contact me if you wish to arrange a consultation or have any other questions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a masters degree in Psychology (Distinction). I also have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of Bristol.
I have worked in the NHS and private healthcare settings for six years. This has included work in many different kinds of services including addictions, older adults, child and adolescent mental health teams, inpatient settings, primary care therapies services and neuropsychiatric services.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular expertise in dissociative seizures
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