David Matthews

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Falmouth TR11 & Penzance TR19
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I would describe my approach to counselling as soul-based: I believe that counselling can help us begin to see that what may appear to be a hopeless problem can also be a message from a deeper part of ourselves, and with acceptance and understanding we can move beyond the patterns of the past, and towards a greater sense of self, which has more vitality and more joy within it.

At the heart of my approach to counselling is a trust in the wisdom of the body, and I also believe that by paying attention to our feelings and sensations, we can begin to listen for, and respond to, the call of our soul.

Often our difficulties are born from difficult relationships, whether they be past or present. For me then, it’s important that we take time to build a safe, trusting, genuine relationship. I draw on a range of trainings, disciplines and practices to help this, at times using meditation, creativity, imagery, poetry and story.

Short-term counselling (6 weeks) can be of use if you have something particular that needs attention. Long-term counselling is more open-ended, and can be helpful when you are experiencing significant life changes.

​"My period of counselling with David is recalled as hugely beneficial at a crisis point in my life. It has helped me to have confidence to gradually engage more with, and increase my enjoyment of life." (Previous Client)

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally trained and qualified in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling at Re-Vision.  I also recently trained and qualified with the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy.

I often work with people struggling with difficult, painful life experiences (such as childhood trauma, bereavement, addiction, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, and relationship breakdown) who want to bring more creativity, connection, playfulness and meaning into their lives.

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with





Living soulfully


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The first meeting is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, to see if we want to work together, with no commitment to continuing. The cost for this is £30.

My fee is currently £60 per hour, for face-to-face or online counselling sessions. Fees are payable in cash, or by BACS, by arrangement. I do also have a limited number of concessionary spaces. Please contact me for further details.

When I work

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The Birdhouse, 12 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JD

Boswedden Farmhouse, Boswedden, St. Just, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7NJ

Type of session

In person
David Matthews
David Matthews