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About me

My name is Matt Hancocks and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in Harrogate. I work with young men, adults and couples on a range of psychological challenges, relationship and mental health issues. Please note though, I am not taking on any new clients at the moment.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I've had some clients come to work with me on specific issues for 6 to 8 weeks, whilst other have stayed working with me on complex issues for a few years. What ever brings you to therapy, it can be a really beneficial experience whether is is for a short or long time. I specialise in issues aroun

For people interested in longer term work, I offer an exploratory session for free, as it is important that we both feel we can work together. As a counsellor and psychotherapist operating in Harrogate, I do know many other harrogate based counsellors and psychotherapist and therefore can refer you on if between us we don't feel we can work together, or availability and timing does not suit.

I specialise in issues around sexuality as well as trauma, as well as the psychology of men. I do however see women as well. I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

  • stress
  • relationship issues
  • anxiety and depression
  • bereavement
  • childhood trauma
  • childhood abuse
  • LGBT related issues
  • sexuality, and
  • addiction.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications, Background and Areas of Interest:

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy;
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology;
  • MSc Psychology;
  • Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP);
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS), working towards Chartered status.

Areas of Specialism

I work with a variety of presenting problems, stress, anxiety, depression, but tend to work at a deeper level, which involves exploring the experience of the present, past and hoped for future. I particularly work with people who have experienced significant trauma in childhood or as teenagers and are struggling still to come to terms with these experiences in their adult lives. I have a strong interest in male psychology and masculinities and have worked with many men around this complex area.

Personal Approach

I work from an integrative perspective involving the developmental past, the phenomenological present, and the transformational-hoped for future. My therapeutic approach is very influenced by the individual in front of me - our inner world varies for each of us, therefore our work together will be unique, as any relationship is.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


My fees are , £45 for an initial consultation and then £60 per session. I do offer some sessions for a nominal fee for people who are unwaged or on low incomes.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed


Please note I am not accepting any new clients at the moment.

Room 5.02
Windsor House
Cornwall Road
North Yorkshire

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Dr Matt Hancocks UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Dr Matt Hancocks UKCP Registered Psychotherapist