Camilla Matthews Psychotherapy
I am a qualified Group Analyst, Art Psychotherapist and Psychotherapist. I am registered with
UKCP, Health and Care Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapy.
I have over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist in Social Services and in the NHS.
I have been working with groups and individuals in the sphere of mental health since
completing a Community Art/Fine Art Honours degree at Leeds University in 1982. I initially
trained as an Art Psychotherapist at Goldsmith's College, University of London in 1987. I then
undertook a two year diploma in psychotherapy at the Uffculme Clinic in Birmingham before
returning to Goldsmith's College to complete an M.A. in Art Psychotherapy in 2000. I
completed a group analytic training and latterly a group analytic diploma in supervision
which qualifies me as a supervisor with UKCP.
I have continued to work as a psychotherapist in the NHS during this time working with a
range of interpersonal difficulties both individually, in groups and providing supervision of
other professional colleagues.
I worked for many years as part of an Eating Disorders Service and as part of a Psychological Therapies Team working with complex trauma. I am particularly used to working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, neglect, abuse, bereavement, addictions, anger and personality struggles. I was the Manager / Senior Clinician of a Personality Disorder Unit for over a decade until my recent departure so that I could devote myself fully to my private practice.
Through the experience of working with people combined with undertaking continued rigorous trainings my understanding of human difficulties, conflict and suffering has developed to a sophisticated level.
I have professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance for all my work as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
(previously known as Camilla Hall)
‘Art Therapy and the Care Programme Approach’ in Care Programme Approach 1997
‘Where the Art Is’ Community Care 2001
‘Learning from experience’ Therapy Today 2005
‘Body Image-Inside Out’ Therapy Today 2006
‘The Role of Anger in Women who Cope by Self-harming’ Ed. Marian Liebman in Art Therapy & Anger 2008
'Left Overs - Exploring Body Image' Eds. Tasha Colbert & Cornelia Bent in Working Across Modalities in the Arts Therapies