Carol Matthews BPC, SIP & BACP Queens Park, North West London and Central London
Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Therapy

Brief Counselling or Time Limited Therapy
This is likely to be anything between 6-24 weekly sessions of fifty minutes which would help us to think about your current problems and find new ways of tackling them. It focuses primarily on the here and now and serves those suddenly finding themselves experiencing a crisis situation such as divorce or job loss.


Open-ended Psychotherapy
This would be essentially psychodynamic, once to twice weekly and in more depth than brief counselling. We would, for example, be looking at repeating patterns of behavior which can cause disharmony in the workplace, social and personal relationships. This involves thinking about a personal history i.e. traumatic early experiences which may have contributed to today's unhappiness and distress.

Pyschoanalytic Pyschotherapy
Usually two or three sessions weekly, taking place over a longer period of time and demanding a greater degree of commitment from both therapist and client. This more intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy usually experienced as a unique life changing and overall enhancing experience. However, nothing is set in stone and regularly people will move on from a less intensive therapy to something which is more in depth.

These three modes of therapy are always a two way interactive process, involving both client and therapist, regardless of whichever route the client chooses to take.

If you would like to find out more about how I might be able to help you, please contact me.


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