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UKCP Registered Psychotherapist Chartered Psychologist

About me

My name is Dr Matt Hancocks and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist,  HCPC registered counselling psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist. I work mostly with men from mid teens onwards, on a range of psychological challenges, relationship and mental health issues. 

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. Whatever brings you to therapy, it can be a really beneficial experience whether is is for a short or long time. 

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. I now work through mixed approaches, remotely via video or phone and face-to-face in a private woodland area. Face-to-face work happens from March to the end of October, interspersed with video/phone sessions and just video from November to February. For clients who are further afield I do work remotely via video, with the option of extended infrequent face-to-face sessions if appropriate. 

I specialise in a range of issues and 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, 
  • addiction
  • masculinities, 
  • PTSD, 
  • Burnout
  • ADHD
  • etc. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications, Background and Areas of Interest:

Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate in 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);
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

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

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

From £54.00 to £70.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £70.00 per session. However, for longer term work I do offer discounts and I do offer some sessions for a nominal fee for people who are unwaged or on low incomes.

When I work

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

Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom