Mati Ma

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MSc Counselling for Adults and Children, PG Cert Mediation
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Aberdeen AB11 & AB24
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About me

"Another day waiting for it to be all over"
"They are going to be so upset"
"I can't, because..."
"佢地唔會明㗎 "

Hello 你好. I am Mati, a counsellor and psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with immigrants, second and third cultured youth and families in Canada and the UK.

Are you feeling stuck in your situation with no suitable help?
Are you tied down by clashing values with no solutions in sight? 
Feeling like you've boarded the wrong train and can't get off?
Are you burnt out in trying to please others? 

If so, I want to tell you:

Yes you can find a way out, and live a happier and more honest and fulfilling life.

As youth worker, behavioural analyst and school counsellor I accquired valuable skills and insight in understanding and supporting bi/tri cultural challenges for both parents and child in English, 廣東話, and  國語.

My work as a Christian youth group director for over 10 years gave me keen knowledge into the power and dynamics of personal faith, organised religion, minority identity, and mix cultural influence and how they interrelate and affect each other.  

I apply my training from Masters of Science degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy for Children and Adults and Postgraduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution to assist my clients in working through inner and interpersonal conflicts and impasses.

It's ok if you are not yet sure about therapy, I invite you to a free online exploration session here:

I look forward to helping you reach your true self, one that is full of life and goodness.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • 2023 Master of Science Person-Centred Counselling - University of Aberdeen
  • 2023 Postgraduate Certificate Children and Young Person Counselling
  • 2022 Postgraduate Diploma Person-Centred Counselling
  • 2011 Postgraduate Certificates in Negotiation & Mediation - Justice Institute of British Columbia
  • 2006 Bachelor of Arts Psychology - Simon Fraser University


- Mental Health Aberdeen School Counsellor
- ACIS Adult Counselling
- Adult Counsellor
- Canadian Public School Youth Worker
- Restorative Justice Conference Facilitator 

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 - £100.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free 20 minute exploration session.

EAP services available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

231A Union Street, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB11 6BT

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

PVG Scheme

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Online platforms

Google Meet