Andrew Matthews

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BSc (Hons) Psych MA MBACP (Accred) MNCPS (Acc.) GMBPsS
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Broadstairs, Kent, CT10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a highly experienced BACP-Accredited therapist with a master's degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.  My private practice based in Broadstairs continues my work in London helping people overcome difficult and challenging situations.

Whether your concern is recent, long-standing or an isolated event, I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are free to be yourself and express your genuine thoughts.​​

I tailor my approach to you and the issue at hand. This style of working celebrates you as a unique individual whilst focusing on those aspects of your life that you feel need attention.​

I work with a wide range of difficulties including struggles with addiction, compulsions, depression, shame, guilt and burnout.

My principal areas of interest are:

  • Anxiety --- Identifying underlining causes that are preventing you from leading a full and healthy life.
  • Anger -- Investigating root causes and establishing coping strategies.
  • Relationships --- Issues concerning infidelity, trust and/or behaviour with partners, family or friends. 
  • Self-Care --- Understanding personal needs and boundaries to improve self-awareness, self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect.
  • Perfectionism -- Examining reasons for obsessive/unrealistic goal setting, procrastination, fear of failure and inability to acknowledge being 'good enough'.

Well-being and happiness are possible. They sometimes just need the right professional support.

I embrace diversity.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (B.A.C.P.) who abides by the BACP Ethical Framework

Accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) who abides by the NCPS Code of Ethics

Graduate member of the British Psychological System (BPS)

Master’s Degree with Merit in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Roehampton, London

Degree with honours in Psychology, Birkbeck, London

Diploma with Merit in Applied Psychology, Birkbeck, London

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£85.00 per session

Further information

Our work can be brief or long-term.

My private practice has on-street parking and is conveniently located near a railway station and bus stops.

Broadstairs, Kent, CT10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Andrew Matthews
Andrew Matthews