Matt Ingrams

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Dip Couns, Dip Sup, MBACP(Accred)
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Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have been practicing for many years and continue to be inspired by my clients as I witness them change and move forward into happier and more fulfilling lives.If you are feeling bad or stuck in yourself, or are having relationship difficulties and want help getting to a new place of friendship and love please email or call me. I specialise in trauma therapy.

Come and see me for a free half hour consultation and start the ball rolling.

If you decided to come for a free consultation I would ask you to take a little time to decide whether you want to return for counselling so you would know it was 100% your decision.

If for any reason I could not see you I would tell you straightaway and offer you an alternative.

My practice is based on the coast, in Telscombe Cliffs. I mostly work face to face but I also offer phone or online counselling to those unable to attend in person.

About Me

I am passionate about my work and committed to my clients, whether I see them for a few sessions or over years.
I continually challenge myself to learn new developments in therapy and integrate the best into my practice.
Most recently I trained in Internal Family Systems therapy, a cutting edge therapy from the US which has taken the world of therapy by storm over there and is now growing over here. Before that I trained in Brainspotting, which is a powerful therapy technique developed by my trainer, David Grand in New York after working with survivors of 9/11. This technique is now one of many I have in my tool kit to help my clients with a huge variety of issues and struggles.

I am an integrative counsellor so I draw from a variety of models in service to my clients.

I have also developed and taught my own model which I now include only as part of a helping package.
In my experience, working from only one particular theory can lead to seeing everything through that prism and to not always being fully open to alternative, and sometimes more appropriate methods. That is why I am committed to working integratively.

I am an experienced trainer, facilitator and counsellor.

I supervise counsellors in private practise.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the CCPE in London for my certificate in counselling and therapy and then at Wealden College in Sussex, which is a BACP accredited organisation. I have a diploma in counselling. I began working as a counsellor 19 yrs ago and have worked in charitable and private sector organisations. I also have a diploma in supervision. I have trained in Brainspotting levels one and two. I have completed the three levels of Internal Family Systems Therapy training.

I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

What to expect.

I offer an initial free consultation, either in person or over the phone.

If, after going away and thinking about it, you decide to see me then we will book a mutually convenient appointment and go from there.

Sessions are one hour long and take place once a week (couple sessions may be 2 weekly), preferably at a regular time.

I will always treat you, incl your feelings and beliefs, with respect. Whatever you share will remain confidential as per the conditions laid down in the BACP code of ethics.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information


Individuals: £60.00. Concessions range from £55.00 to £45.00 depending on financial circumstances. Couples: £80.00. Concessions range from £75.00 to £60.00 depending on financial circumstances. Sessions are one hour long. I sometimes offer longer sessions on request.

#If you would like phone or online counselling then email or ring me for a talk.

When I work

9am to 8pm Tuesday to Friday

Further information

There is ample free parking outside my office.

The 12 and 14 bus routes run between Brighton and Eastbourne and stop a three minute walk from my office. I am approx 15 to 20 minutes from Brighton and half an hour from Lewes.

I see a professional supervisor in order to maintain high standards of integrity and results. I am committed to my continuing professional development.

I see clients daytime and evenings.

Email or call me today for a free consultation

Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I am a qualified supervisor working with counsellors and therapists in private practice.

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