Matthew Wheadon - MBACP, MBPsS - Existential Counselling
The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
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.
I am currently seeing counselling clients on Thursdays at the Clifton Practice Rooms.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I presently see counselling clients on Thursdays. Please contact me by email or phone to check for available spaces.
Types of client