Dr Carla Matias is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).Book a session
APPROACH - My approach to psychological therapy is integrative, tailoring the most effective treatments to each client’s specific needs. I also emphasise change-based therapies, which require a trusting and collaborative working partnership. I aim to provide clients with a safe space in which they can feel heard and understood in a non-judgmental and empathic way, identify their strengths, and learn healthy ways of coping and achieve personally meaningful goals. EXPERIENCE - I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I completed my clinical doctorate at Royal Holloway, University London in 2015, and was also awarded a PhD in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London in 2007. My research background focuses on developmental psychopathology and antisocial behaviour, parenting and attachment, and intervention with at-risk families. I am also an experienced clinician, having worked with a variety of client groups, both in the private sector and the NHS. Between 2015 and 2017, I worked in an NHS specialist community service providing assessments and evidence-based treatment to young adults with first episode of psychosis and a range of comorbidities. Since 2017, my clinical activity has included working in inpatient and community rehabilitation services, providing highly specialist psychological input to adults presenting with chronic mental health difficulties and progressing towards independent living. I have also completed a range of professional courses, including training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Behavioural Family Intervention. In line with my research background and specialist clinical experience, my main interests include working with individuals who have experienced traumatic childhoods, presenting with behavioural problems, anxiety/mood disorders, and/or complex mental health difficulties.