Matilde Tomat

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The Resting Tree - MBACP & MNCPS Accred.
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Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2
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About me

Welcome to The Resting Tree : a psychotherapeutic alchemical lab.

My name is Matilde. I am an artist, an MBACP + MNCPS eclectic existential psychotherapist, a writer, a researcher and a psychogeographer. I am intrigued by hidden connections, synchronicities, the uncanny and mystical, and I opted for a shamanic approach to life. I like to see the sessions as an alchemical process: we start with what you bring, with whatever ingredients are part of your life at the moment, whether you feel anxious, depressed, lonely, unheard, misunderstood or unfulfilled. Our space and time together will turn into a laboratory.  I believe that the goal of the sessions is to awaken personal inner awareness, providing tools that will lead to personal individuation, while learning to listen and trust that voice within. 

I have years of experience in recovery, coaching and mentoring, therapeutic, philosophical, pastoral and existential work, through a creative and Jungian lens. I strongly believe in empowering people through education. My sessions are tailored for clients, PGR students, creatives and professionals who decide to choose a developmental therapeutic and/or supervisory process based on self-enquiry and transformation.

The sessions will see the integration of various models:

1. therapeutic - analytical, supportive and explorative grounded in Rogerian core conditions, with an existential perspective and integrating a Jungian approach;
2. coaching and mentoring - skill implementation, management of stress, directive to staying positive and grounded; tailored advice to setting and managing of goals, incl. but not limited to creating action plans, overcoming challenges or setbacks, working on mindset and accountability;
3. pastoral – support and enquiry about moral, existential and spiritual questioning;
4. professional –  the aspect of guiding someone, while assisting them in their learning to ensure good professional practice. Processing work is intended for planning, encouraging emotional well-being, and maintaining and facilitating clients’ competence, capability, self-esteem and effectiveness;
5. academic – where the learning is informed and incorporated by employing the art of keeping a mandatory personal handwritten journal, implementing various self-reflective tools and expanding one’s knowledge by reading extensively;
6. philosophical - the application of philosophical skills, critical thinking, knowledge, and experience. Addressing the puzzles of one’s life through philosophical self-examination;
7. artistic - the creative implementation of artistic tools and practices in order to see one’s world in an original, unique and vibrant way.

I am aware that working holistically, eclectically and whole-encompassing in such a way, is profound. And potentially not easy. But, if you think, like me, that therapy at times is not enough and you would like to try some "personal development therapeutic tutoring" [PDTT], I am here for you. 


Re. SUPERVISION : currently I am enrolled in a L6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision course. My approach is the same as my therapeutic one and I am accepting supervisees during my training following the legal and requested guidance, at a discounted fee until the end of my course in MAY 2024.

Re. COVID and Regulations: I am following the Government's latest regulations and I am offering both face-to-face and online sessions.

Part of the work I do can be found in my blog here:

Training, qualifications & experience

UN CSW68 UK delegate MAR 2024
PhD at Bangor University from Jan 2024
MA by Research in Fine Art at York St. John Univ 2023
L6 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision – NCS
Fine Art Dissertation Award 2022
BA (Hons) Fine Art at York St. John Univ
Working Online with Couples
Ayurveda Diploma Course (online)
Using Mindfulness to De-Stress, Reduce Anxiety and Stay Present during These Challenging Times—and Beyond
Who’s Responsible for Our Collective Mental Health? An Exploration of Current Strategies and the Post-Pandemic Landscape
Helping Clients Heal Trauma and PTSD During the Pandemic
Using Neuroscience to Pull Through the Current Mental Health Crisis
Moving Therapeutic Practice Online
Demystifying Mindfulness - Leiden University (online)
Introduction & Practice: EFT / EFT Energy
UAL FAD Art & Design - finished June 2020
Evening / Half Day / Full Day workshops on Shame - ongoing
Introduction to Family Therapy
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – CPCAB
L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – CPCAB
L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CPCAB
Grade 1 – Nichiren Buddhism
RRR – Recovery Coach
Celebrate Recovery Leaders Training (with John Baker)
12 Steps : Christian, Buddhist, Zen, Mindfulness
Perfect Daughters – Adult Daughters of Alcoholics
MindMapping for Happiness
Branding & Lovemarks : a new you
Art Therapy, Journalling, Scrapbooking
Quality Decision Making
Therapeutic Journalling
Public Speaking
Chaplaincy – course sponsored by the Buddhist Healthcare Chaplaincy Group including hospital placement hours
In-house L1 – Eating Disorders
In-house L2 – Eating Disorders

Book: "Rebeltherapy: a therapist journey through addiction, trauma, and Nichiren Buddhism", is now available on Amazon, both as ebook and paperback.
Book: "a thousand names" is now available on Amazon and it explores existential issues connected with death and suicide.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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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.

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

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

I have noticed that particularly lately most of my clients come to me with questions regarding the meaning of their own life, values, and the search for their own purpose; especially when working with artists and writers, their main area of exploration concerns the lack of a sense of fulfilment, and working with their shame and fears.

I have also noticed during my experience that I tend to be found by clients who need to:

  • work on that deep-rooted sense of loneliness, sadness, anguish and heartache, emotional pain and weight they are carrying around within them
  • connect to a higher purpose / meaning / significance
  • explore and work with the Inner Child
  • understand the difference between temporal and everlasting happiness
  • assistance while going through a phase of emotional (fertile) emptiness, transitions, menopause, crisis (spiritual and not)
  • heal the past / childhood trauma (including physical and sexual violence)
  • heal sexual abuse (including incest) and violence (including traumatic/criminal death) in childhood
  • heal a relationship (birth family, marriage, work)
  • go through a divorce or break-up
  • facilitate one’s own passing
  • feel more in touch with the Divine / sense of divine
  • understand / cope / live with anxiety and panic attacks


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees per 50 or 80 therapeutic minutes

SINGLE one-off/top up / emergency sessions - £70 [60 min] or £100 [90 min]

RECURRING - £50 [60 min] or £70 [90 min]

For a traditional PA recurring approach [3 sessions per wk min] - £30 per session

Couples: £80 per session (Couples therapy will also include some 1:1 sessions at usual rates)

Archetypes & Tarot Sessions: £60 per single 1-hour session


SINGLE one-off/top up / emergency sessions - £50* [60 min] or £70* [90 min]

RECURRING - £50* [90 min]


max 5 ppl - £100 [90 min]

PLS enquire re. fees for workshops and visiting lecturer


  • 10 x 60-min sessions of recurring therapy pre-paid in advance : £430
  • Counselling / Therapy / PGR students : 10% discount / single recurring session [max 10 hours]
  • * supervision fees are until final accreditation. Fees will be increased accordingly thereafter
  • one session pre-paid in advance to cover for late cancellations, no-shows and final session
  • other options of workshops / lectures / tutoring / coaching available

Telephone / Local Outdoor / Remote Counselling: fees are as per in-person

(these new fees are in place from Mon 4 MAR 2024; old fees were unchanged from Mon 20 Sept 2021)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mon - Sun > 8am - 2pm [whole year]

Mon - FRI > 5pm - 8pm [from OCT to MAR only]

Pls, get in contact to know the latest availability. Thank you.

Further information

I do work with adults and on a one-to-one basis, from home, unless otherwise agreed (see telephone and written counselling, or walk&talk):

  • I see clients only if they have previously pre-booked and pre-paid for the session with me; please, be mindful of the time which is dedicated only to you and arranged in a way to protect both your privacy, other clients, and my family members;
  • My fundamental values follow BACP’s ones. These are defined to protect both of us, in our therapeutic relationship, and also my own premises

For anyone who is interested, I do offer outdoor counselling sessions grounded in psychogeography and hence assisting you in exploring your story and pain while immersing in nature (fees to be agreed upon depending on location); and walk&talk experience, especially when coupled with mindfulness breathing and walking, mostly along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. I also offer telephone and written counselling. All sessions are always paid in advance.

Should I not be able to answer the phone, please do send a text and I will contact you as soon as possible. I will then send you via email directions and a contract.

I am available to be booked for weekend workshops or group work.

As a member of the BACP I do abide by and deeply believe in its Ethical Framework in working with you, for your own wellness, at your pace, and within those well-defined boundaries, creating a safe island where healing can take place. I am fully insured, supervised (both on a one-to-one basis and also within a group / peer supervision). I am also CRB checked, and I do respect my own Continuing Professional Development.

For any information or to book a session, please send an email to


Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I share my space with two cats. They do not participate in the sessions but pls be aware if you are allergic. I use candles and incense before the sessions. There is one step to enter the premises and no access to a bathroom.

Additional languages


Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I am currently training as a supervisor doing a L6 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision. and I am accepting supervisees at a discounted rate.

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