Mathilde Carle-Toulemonde
Clinical Psychologist & CBT Therapist

Bilingual: English / French



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Office location
8 rue Joseph Bosc
31000 Toulouse

I provide counselling and therapy in both English and French for a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, cultural adjustment, mixed cultural identity, etc.

My approach to therapy:
I view counselling and therapy as a joint effort – a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to solve a problem and find solutions to a difficult or painful situation.

Making the first step to seek help isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we know we need a bit of help but don’t know how to ask for it. Other times, we know there’s a problem, but don’t know how to tackle it. Or, we can feel that something’s “not quite right”, but not really know what…

Here are some of the issues that I work with regularly:

◦Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias
◦Stress, feeling overwhelmed
◦Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
◦Obsessive hair pulling or skin picking
◦Disordered eating
◦Trauma, dissociation
◦Self esteem - low self confidence - social anxiety
◦Relationship difficulties (individual therapy only, no couples therapy)
◦Pregnancy, post-partum depression, becoming a parent
◦Challenges of entering adulthood: “who am I?”, “what should I do with my life
◦Studying or working abroad: culture shock, adapting to life in France
◦Cultural identity issues: questions surrounding mixed cultural identities, being a “Third Culture Kid”

I work using an integrative model - my aim is to adapt the way that I work and the therapeutic tools I use to the issues at hand and the person I work with. Rather than exclusively using a single approach and imposing it on my client, I prefer to build the therapy together and to adapt the work according to need.

Thus, from my therapeutic toolbox, I can pick and choose tools from various approaches - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc… My goal is to help my client build and develop his own toolbox, in order to quickly be able to apply them in daily life, and therefore leave with the capacity to deal with and manage the issues which brought him to seek help in the first place.

The most important part of successful therapeutic work is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable. This implies not only finding someone with the right training and experience, but most importantly, working with someone with whom you feel you can develop a warm, safe and trusting working relationship. The important thing is finding the right therapist for you.

If you’d like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email  or telephone 06 13 91 46 12.

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