Anger Management
Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Depression
Emotional dysregulation
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Job challenges
Neurodiversity
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Psychosis
Relationships
Self-esteem
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Carla Matias
(
She/Her
)
Clinical Psychologist
CPsychol, DClinPsy, PhD

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).

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Insurers

Freedom Health
On Call International
Preferred Health Care
Case Managers
Travelers
Aetna
AXA (Partnership)
Healix
Zurich
AXA International
AXA Bristol
Simply Health / PPP
Cigna International
Allianz
Nuffield
Cigna
WPA
Vitality
Aviva
BUPA
BUPA Global
Axa

Languages

English
Portuguese
Spanish

About me

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.

Area I can help with

Anger Management
Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Depression
Emotional dysregulation
End of relationship difficulties
Family difficulties
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Job challenges
Neurodiversity
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Psychosis
Relationships
Self-esteem
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)

Types of therapy I offer

Schema Therapy
Mindfulness Based Interventions
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Qualifications

British Psychological Society
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
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2016 - present
Health & Care Professions Council
Practitioner Psychologist
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2015 - present
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Work experience

HelloSelf
Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Member
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2021 - present
Hampshire & Surrey Psychology
Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate Member
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2018 - 2020
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Principal Clinical Psychologist
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2017 - 2020

Education

Royal Holloway University London
Clinical Psychology Doctorate (DClinPsy)
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2012 - 2015
Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
PhD - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
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2002 - 2007
Cambridge University
MPhil - Criminology
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2000 - 2001