Matt Donovan - NHS & Private Practice
Hello, my name's Matt, thanks for taking a moment to check out my profile. I do understand that this bit can be difficult; taking that first step and choosing the right therapist for you is a really important part of the process.It may well be that what sounds right and feels right or going with that 'gut instinct' would be your very best guide in choosing the right therapist for you.
Each therapy experience is as unique as the individual I meet however if I were to describe my approach more generally I would say that my style of therapy looks to return psychotherapy to its original meaning; to stand side by side. An approach that involves exploring together both what matters to you most and challenging and overcoming those fears and anxieties that get in the way or hold you back from living your life as you would choose to live it.
Both in my role as an NHS psychotherapist (for a specialist cancer service) and in private practice I have always worked particularly well with with those who have become overwhelmed by their own or others expectations. Likewise, I also have a real interest in working with people who may be experiencing a loss of meaning in their lives or who find themselves at a crossroads and may be questioning their own sense of direction and identity.Please see below for some of my client's testimonials
As in any relationship chemistry is important; rapport and trust are vital if any journey of exploration and discovery is to be undertaken.
So why don't we meet for that first session and see if that's there? Perhaps then we can work together to navigate the challenges of what it really means to be you.
If any of this resonates with you and you feel this approach is something that could work for you or you would like to hear more about then please do give me a call or send me an e-mail without obligation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP Registered
- NHS Psychotherapist-Macmillan Psychological Support Team-Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
- (Doctorate Level)-Advanced Diploma Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s College, London)
- Post-Graduate Diploma. Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s College, London)
- Post Graduate Cert. Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent’s College, London)
- Member College of Constructivist Psychotherapies
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with chronic illness
Living with cancer
50 minute session : £60.00
I am committed to the process of continual professional development and abide by the code of ethics and practice of the UKCP. I have full professional indemnity insurance and attend regular supervision with a UKCP accredited supervisor.
“…Matt is one of the best therapists I have ever come across both personally and in my profession as a social worker and a therapist. I have made some major breakthroughs and changes through these sessions which has been absolutely remarkable for me.” private client testimonial
“The experience has been invaluable and will stay with me. I have felt allowed to be me and express myself in ways I’ve been unable to do in other counselling I’ve had. I’ve also been able to articulate and begin to understand my experience of having cancer and the counselling has had a major impact on my recovery process. I feel extremely grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to have these sessions” NHS client testimonial
“Matt not only has the skills and techniques that counsellors are expected to bring to the therapeutic relationship but he has such a sense of 'being present' and 'fully engaging' that it made me feel truly listened to and validated. For me, this ability was extremely therapeutic, healing and invaluable.” Private client testimonial
"….. it still astounds me. I never expected to arrive here, or perhaps never had the trust. But that was something I intuitively felt when I had my first appointment with Matt, a deep sense of easiness and trust, something I had not always experienced in a therapy environment previously.... I am deeply grateful and I would recommend anyone to trust themselves and begin this process if they are looking to understand themselves and the world they experience." Private client testimonial
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day and evening
Types of client