Matthew Elton, BACP Registered, PG Dip (TA Counselling)

Matthew Elton, BACP Registered, PG Dip (TA Counselling)

26 Forth Street

07779 036 924

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26 Forth Street

07779 036 924

About me

I work with both individuals and couples to address: relationship issues, problems at work, depression, bereavement, anxiety, stress, anger, recovery from trauma, self-confidence, etc.

These and other difficulties are common. Often an individual or a couple can move forward with the help of friends and family. But sometimes it is more effective to seek the help of a counsellor or psychotherapist.

I also have a particular interest in working with writers and artists on a variety of issues including creative blocks, self-doubt, and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

Transactional Analysis I have been studying and working with Transactional Analysis since 2002. I hold a Certificate in Transactional Analysis Counselling Theory and Skills and a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, both awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute (now known as Physis) in Edinburgh.

Narrative therapy In 2008, I completed Level 1 Narrative Therapy training. I continue to follow developments in Narrative Therapy and regularly attend the UK summer schools run but the Institute of Narrative Therapy.

Background I worked for a number of years as a university lecturer before moving into the voluntary sector and also training as a psychotherapist. I live and work in Edinburgh.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and of the UK Association for Transactional Analysis. I am also a member of The Society of Authors.

I attend regular personal therapy, training and development. I deliver workshops at therapy / counselling conferences once or twice a year.

Member organisations

UKATA (org)

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

creative blocks; performance anxiety; creative self-doubt


£25 for initial session and £45 (individuals) / £50 (couples) for subsequent sessions.

Maps & Directions

Edinburgh, EH1 3LH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri including some early (8.30am) sessions and some later sessions (last session 7.30pm)

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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