Matt Goss PGDipIntegrative Counselling, BACP (Accredited), NCS (Accredited)
I am a qualified experienced and an Accredited MBACP counsellor with a number of years experience working for the NHS in a GP surgery carrying out short and long term therapy with adults. I also work with children and young people in primary and secondary schools, using a variety of non-directive play and art therapy techniques. Counselling is a way of exploring issues, feelings, relationships and behaviours in order to improve your well being. I work in a non-judgemental and empathic way and my aim is to provide you with a safe and confidential space to enable you to work through and explore issues at your own pace.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as an Integrative therapist from the University of Kent almost 10years ago.
I have worked since qualifying for the NHS in a doctors surgery as well as in private practice carrying out long and short term therapy with adults of all ages and presenting with numerous issues .
I also work with children , adolescents and young people who may be struggling with a number of issues including anxiety , stress, depression and bereavement .
I am accredited with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) .
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I am now taking on new clients who I can see for face to face therapy at a time and day that suits you. I am located within holistic therapy clinics in Canterbury and Faversham.
All fees are negotiable and can be discussed and agreed prior to therapy