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About me

I'm a psychotherapist working with people aged 18 and over. Together we explore and address the underlying causes of various personal and relationship difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

Psychotherapy can help with: depression; sadness; specific and generalised anxiety and panic; sexual problems; relationship problems; compulsions; trauma. It can also be more broadly a form of self-exploration and personal development, helpful to those who struggle with their identity.

We aim to build insight into patterns of thinking, behaving and relating to others, many of which are not conscious. By working in this way,  lasting changes to emotional well-being and relationships can emerge, as well as a lessening of problem thoughts and actions.

Getting started

If you think I might be able to help, please feel free to email me - vincentcmatthews@gmail.com - to arrange a time for an initial telephone discussion. This conversation helps me get a sense of what is troubling you and what you'd like to achieve. If you want to proceed, we can then arrange a first consultation meeting to explore things a bit more and agree on how to proceed.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Member of and trained with the British Psychotherapy Foundation.
  • Registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council, accredited by the Professional Standards Agency. As a registrant of the BPC, I adhere to strict professional standards.
  • Several years experience in mental health support in UK Higher Education.
  • Experience supporting key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Experience as a counsellor with a London family charity.
  • Experience as an honorary psychotherapist in a London NHS hospital.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Psychoanalytic Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard fee for a once weekly session is £65. I also have a limited number of reduced fee sessions available for those who are on lower incomes or experiencing financial difficulties.

Availability

Monday-Friday throughout the day, including a number of early morning and late evening appointments.

Please do feel free to discuss your preferred times and days with me.

London
N6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Vincent Matthews

Vincent Matthews