Ioanna Matte

Specialist in Trauma; LGBTQ+; PTSD; Dissociation; Anxiety; Depression; Gender & Sexual Identity; Relationship Diversity; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Panic attacks; Grief & Loss; Domestic Violence; Sexual Abuse; Discrimination & Minority Stress; Chronic Illness; Self-harm; Childhood Abuse; Domestic Violence

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Biography


I am a UKCP accredited Person-Centred Psychotherapist and Psychologist; I work with adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ community. I also work with same-sex and opposite-sex couples and people in various relationship configurations facing relationship issues.

I offer a safe and confidential space to explore your difficulties and experiences. I would facilitate you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your circumstances, so that you can move forward and strive for a more meaningful life.

Member of

UKCP

Approach to treatment

I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist. I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London since 2010, working privately and in counselling services with adults dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ community. I also work with same-sex and opposite-sex couples and people in various relationship configurations facing relationship issues.

My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self as human beings.

I aim to co-create with you a confidential and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, in which you are accepted and facilitated to explore the causes of your distress. During therapy, you have the opportunity to find answers to fundamental questions: Do you know who you are? Do you understand what’s happened to you? What do you want to change?

As individuals, we tend to make healthy choices when we understand ourselves and our environment better. I offer a safe and confidential space in which you can explore and make sense of your feelings, thoughts, and aspects of your self or your experiences that might have been hard to talk about before.

For further information please visit my website: www.mattepsychotherapy.com

Languages spoken

English
Greek
Spanish

Currently Practice

Online sessions & at Fleet Street, central London

Therapy Types

Humanistic; Person-Centred; LGBTQ+ Affirmative; Trauma-Informed

Qualifications

PostGraduate Clinical Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
Diploma/BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute, London, UK)
MSc in Health Psychology (University of Southampton, UK)
Psychology degree, First-class, honours (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

Demographics of Focus

Adults
Couples/Relationship Therapy