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About me

My name is Dr Matt Hancocks and I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and HCPC registered counselling psychologist. I work with mostly with men from mid teens onwards 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. I now work remotely via video or phone. This will be augmented with face-to-face work on an infrequent basis, for those clients that are near enough to my current base.

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
  • Walk and Talk Therapy


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.


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

Kirkby Stephen

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

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Dr Matt Hancocks UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Dr Matt Hancocks UKCP Registered Psychotherapist