Dr Matt Kemsley
BSc(Hons), D.CLinPsy, PGDipCAT
Dr Matt Kemsley has over fifteen years’ experience working as a clinical psychologist within the NHS and privately. Until very recently he has worked as a consultant clinical psychologist within a mental health rehabilitation hospital and prior to that was the clinical lead and principal psychologist of a Primary Care Mental Health Service in Greater Manchester. Integral to these roles has been a commitment to ensure that the clinical experience provided to all clients was of the highest quality. In addition to his current role with Harley Therapy, offering private therapy at a Harley Street clinic, Matt continues to work in a community mental health team in the NHS and is registered with the HCPC.
Matt is trained in a number of therapeutic models and applies these to individual work with adults or adolescents. He has specialist training in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) and EMDR and is also well practiced in using cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness; integrating and applying these approaches and techniques to best meet your needs and goals. This includes working within both brief and longer-term time frames as well as through mediums such as Skype or telephone, where appropriate. Fundamental to Matt's work is the creation of a safe and trusting space in which he offers the opportunity to enhance levels of self-awareness and explore the patterns of coping being used to address the challenges faced.
Throughout his career Matt has acquired a depth of experience working with a range of presenting problems including, amongst others, interpersonal and relational difficulties, anxiety, early trauma, psychosis, OCD, depression, anger, stress, psychosexual issues, learning difficulties, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorder and addiction.
Matt is a recognised health insurance provider with Aviva and Cigna.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is an association for UK-based counselling professionals. It supports practitioners, enabling them to provide a better service.