Matt Shinton DipCouns, BA(Hons), PgCert, MSc (Ches & Keele), MBACP (Accred).

Matt Shinton DipCouns, BA(Hons), PgCert, MSc (Ches & Keele), MBACP (Accred).

Beaumaris Health & Wellbeing Centre
5, Abbey Court
TF10 7BW

0794 125 9484

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About me

No-one is perfect and sometimes we need to reach out and find someone that will give us the support we need when we are looking for answers.  

As a Person-Centred Counsellor - also trained in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR - I see my role as providing a ‘safe space’ where you are free to explore your thoughts and feelings at your own pace. I believe that through my attitude of honesty, understanding, and valuing you may become better able to accept all aspects of yourself.

My role is not one of expert, though I have training and experience, I believe you hold the answers to your dilemmas (you are the expert on you!). My aim is to offer you a set of attitudes and values which will enable us to find what you are looking for; helping you find the 'place' you want to be.

I counsel at the Beaumaris Health & Wellbeing Centre, in Newport. It is a comfortable, relaxed and peaceful environment and I aim to offer a warm welcome. My service is confidential, supportive and professional, where your well-being is my utmost concern.

I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

If you have any questions, queries or would simply like to find out a little more about my service I would be happy to answer any enquiries you may have. Please feel free to contact me via email or on the phone number provided.

Most of all I want to convey that in coming to see me you will be valued and respected for who you are; free to explore your feelings, problems, thoughts and options without fear of judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience


EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) qualified
Level 7 Master's Degree - Psychological Trauma
Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma - Psychological Trauma
Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate - Counselling Supervision
Level 3 OCN Certificate - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
Level 7 Master's Degree - Counselling Psychology
Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma - Counselling Psychology
Level 4 Diploma -Theory and Practice of Counselling
Level 3 Certificate - Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate - Counselling Concepts

I am an Aviva Recognised Practitioner, and accept referrals from both AXA and BUPA.


Glyndwr University - 'The challenge of working at Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy'.
Telford Mind - 'Equality and Diversity', 'Towards Recovery and Well-being', 'Working with depressed clients'.


With 6000+ face-to-face client contact hours (over ten years) I have experience of working with a wide range of issues: depression, anxiety, bereavement, sexuality, sexual abuse, divorce and separation, infidelity, betrayal, anger, work-related stress, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation and anxiety.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly interested in the effects of psychological trauma/PTSD and offer EMDR - a NICE recommended treatment - for its effects.


I charge £40 per session, £30 for students.

Further information

I am an associate counsellor at both the Network of Staff Supporters and the Beaumaris Wellbeing Centre.

I am also a qualified Counselling Supervisor both in private practice and for Axis Counselling.

Maps & Directions

Newport, TF10 7BW

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 9am to 4pm. However, if these times are inconvenient please contact me and we'll try to find a time for us to meet.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Keele University) and have been Supervising trainee and experienced Counsellors for over a year using the Hawkins and Shohet model.

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