Matthew Hart MNCS(Accred)

Matthew Hart MNCS(Accred)


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About me

I believe that there is something of a taboo around talking therapies. Somehow this practice is seen as something that makes you ‘less-than’ or ‘weak’ in some way. Yet I believe we are all fragmented and wounded in some way. There is, I believe, an idea that we need to hide that or feel shame about our broken-ness. I challenge this idea, and often see great courage and strength in my clients even though they may not yet be able to see it themselves.

The kind of therapy that I offer is called Gestalt (meaning Whole or complete) and is very much grounded in what is happening in the here and now. It is focussed on the dialogue between the people in the room. That relationship is central to the success of the work and in my approach it is the beating heart of it too. Suddenly, during the process of working together, insight or new awareness can spring up, as though from nowhere. I do feel this is one of the wonderful mysteries of this work. However, I also have a sense that these ‘Aha! moments’ are founded on the creative alliance – the trust and openness in the therapeutic relationship that fosters creative exploration.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with the National Counselling Society(Accredited member). I am also in the advanced stages of psychotherapy training with the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership. I work as part of my college’s Affordable Therapy Service. This service aims to provide high quality psychotherapy at relatively low cost from therapists who are in training towards UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registration.

It means that I am overseen by my college and I am in regular supervision at a frequency related to the number of clients that I see as stipulated by my college. The fees I charge are also limited by the service.

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My standard rate is £35 per 50 minute session. I do work as part of an affordable therapy service and so if finances are an obstacle I am happy to discuss a lower rate. Please don't let finances come in the way of getting in touch.

Maps & Directions

Crediton, EX17

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client