Matthew Wheadon - MBACP, MBPsS - Existential Counselling

Matthew Wheadon - MBACP, MBPsS - Existential Counselling

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

07788661416

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The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

07788661416

About me

Life is rarely completely straightforward and having an opportunity to explore and reappraise difficulties in a therapeutic setting can lead to new perspectives and new ways of approaching our relationship to ourselves, our histories and the people in our lives.

As an integrative and existential counsellor I draw on many psychotherapeutic and psychological perspectives to help my clients better understand their situation.

My way of working is principally relational and client-centred, that is to say that I that I feel that the most relevant solutions are created together in an effective therapeutic relationship and that I have a firm belief in people's ability to identify what distresses them, how they wish to work and what they wish to work towards.

Choosing the right therapist I think is also an important part of the process, for this reason the initial session is only £20 (to cover costs). Please feel free to contact me by email or phone if you would like to organise an introductory meeting.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and graduate member of the British Psychological Society I adhere to their ethical and practical guidelines, keep up-to-date with new research and practice, undergo regular continued professional development and attend regular supervision. I am also a member of the Universities Counselling and Psychotherapies Association and a trainee member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained and qualified in Integrative Counselling (Adv Dip) and am a registered member of the BACP. I have since completed a postgraduate qualification in Psychology (Grad Dip) and am presently undergoing further professional studies in existential psychotherapy (UKCP accred) as well as a doctorate in counselling psychology (BPS accred). I also have a special interest in psychosis and systemic therapy so am training as an Open Dialogue family therapist.

I have delivered counselling in several NHS settings including a depression and anxiety service and a specialist gender identity clinic providing both short-term and long-term therapy. The types of difficulties I have worked with have been wide-ranging and have included depression, anxiety, complex phobias, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, complex bereavement, sexuality and gender issues, substance misuse and recovery, self-harm and eating disorders.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

Sessions are 50 minutes. The introductory session is £20 and subsequent individual sessions £45 and couples sessions £50.

I also offer a limited number of concession, student and low-cost spaces, please contact me if you feel this applies.

Further information

I am currently seeing counselling clients on Thursdays at the Clifton Practice Rooms.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS8 4HG

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I presently see counselling clients on Thursdays. Please contact me by email or phone to check for available spaces.

Types of client

Adults
Couples
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