Matthew Haggis MBACP (Accred. Reg.)
PF Counselling Service
8 Balcarres Street
01314 432079 / 07967 011029
I have over 25 years of experience of helping people grow and develop.
I have come to realise that achieving what we want from life is closely related to how we feel about ourselves. Understanding how we are - how we respond to what life throws at us - often requires a deeper exploration. So after many years in organisational and leadership development, I trained in counselling/psychotherapy, and have continued to learn, study and experience. This has included person-centred, psychodynamic, transactional analysis, and existential approaches.
Previously, I have been an independent development facilitator and coach, working with individuals, teams and major commercial, public and non-profit organisations.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Stirling, a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh, and an Advanced Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring from CIPD/OSCM.
I am committed to continuous professional development and participated in 32 hours of CPD over the last year. This included sessions on the Transference-Countertransference Relationship, Embodied Mindfulness, and PTSD from an Attachment Perspective, Working with Drugs & Alcohol, and Understanding Anger.
I have been an independent development facilitator and coach for 15 years, working with individuals and teams in commercial, public and non-profit organisations.
I also have an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a BSc in Materials Science from the University of Sussex.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness, Meditation, Acceptance, Letting go, Freedom.
Meaning, Purpose, Death, Dying, Isolation, Disconnection.
Relationship anxieties, Depression, Separation, Attachment Issues.
Anger, Abuse, Self-esteem and Self-confidence.
I charge £45 per 60 minute hour. Negotiable concessions for clients on low incomes. The initial session is free.
Free parking immediately outside. Lothian bus Numbers 10 and 27 a very short walk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evenings, at times to suit both of us.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|