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Mat Schencks - Psychotherapist

Milton Keynes MK11 & Oxford OX2
07946 818012 07946 818012
Milton Keynes MK11 & Oxford OX2

About me

I work with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, anger and all kinds of relationship challenges in a warm and supportive manner. Bringing awareness to our habitual patterns and defences allows us to begin to untangling our feelings and thoughts about our lives and the situations we face.

Working with an experienced therapist who can help you understand your experience can be profoundly healing. We all have the capacity to grow and even the deepest wounds can be healed.

I offer a caring and non-judgmental relationship in which you can explore the issues, experiences, thoughts and feelings that have brought you to seek help. We will explore the situations and challenges you are facing in your life. Speaking about what is difficult is the beginning of feeling better. Core Process Psychotherapy combines the wisdom and compassion of Buddhism with western approaches to psychology. This compassionate and relational approach emphasises our wholeness, and our inherent resilience and balance - however hidden these qualities may sometimes seem.

I work in Milton Keynes, Oxford and online.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon. This psychotherapy training is accredited by both the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have been working as a psychotherapist for the past 3 years and I engage in regular supervision and CPD to support my work.

I have practised Insight Meditation (the origin of Mindfulness) for over 16 years and have been teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) to groups and individuals since 2012. Before training as a Psychotherapist, I worked in higher education for many years.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic violence

Mens issues

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

Free initial session

£50 per hour for ongoing sessions

Further information

My work as a therapist reflects three core beliefs:

  • We all experience difficulty and distress and we are all impacted by our experiences
  • Healing and a return to wholeness is possible for us all
  • In order to heal, our feelings and experiences need to be met with kindness and compassion

At different times we will all experience difficulty and distress and we are all impacted by our experiences of life. Because of past hurts we learned ways to stay safe and avoid getting hurt again. These strategies were once necessary for our survival and development, but they also separate us from deeper and more fulfilling relationships. Learning to understand and navigate the landscape of our lives helps us understand how our experiences have impacted and shaped us.

Milton Keynes
MK11

2A South Parade
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 7JL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I work Monday-Friday in Milton Keynes and Thursday evenings in Oxford.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Mat Schencks - Psychotherapist

Mat Schencks - Psychotherapist