Dr Matt TreadwellCounselling psychologist
I'm a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in London (W1W). I also work in the NHS.
I work individually, with adults. I'm primarily a relational psychodynamic practitioner. To give you an idea of 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 provide a safe, welcoming and reflective space in which we would consider these relational patterns and expectations, and how they relate to whatever is troubling you: which relationships worsen your distress and which ones lessen it. 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, facilitating positive change and developing more helpful ways of coping, and is supported by a 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, interpersonal / relationship issues, trauma, abuse, anger issues, addiction & other compulsive behaviours, suicidal thoughts / behaviour and bereavement. And I am experienced in working with diagnoses of borderline personality disorder / EUPD.
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 am trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, which is a brief (16 session) relational therapy, and recommended by NICE as a treatment for depression. I am also trained in specific interventions for post-traumatic states.
In addition to in-person work I offer phone or online therapy, if that would be more convenient. And I’m a member of the BPS and BACP, and adhere to their codes of practice.
I know that taking the decision to have counselling or therapy can be daunting. 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.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
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I charge on a sliding scale. My fees range from £90-£120. I have a small number of low-fee slots available, as well.
Training and qualifications
PsychD in counselling psychology
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)