Matt Ratcliffe BA (Hons) Dip. | Invivo Counselling | Registered Member MBACP
Hello, I'm Matt Ratcliffe. I’m an Integrative Counsellor working to help people that wish to change their lives. People, perhaps like you..?
Sometimes it's hard to find time for ourselves in our busy lives but by reflecting on ourselves and our issues, we can better understand and equip ourselves with the awareness and skills to make positive changes in our lives, for the present and the future.
I offer one-to-one counselling using an Integrative approach. Together we have a unique space with time to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're not judged or criticised, but understood and accepted. We work together safely and with trust, so you can better understand yourself, better handle life’s difficulties and start to make the changes you want in your life...
Counselling gives us the chance to look at ourselves and change things for the better. I can help you:
- explore your thoughts & feelings
- make sense of your experiences increase your self-awareness
- cope with problems and difficulties
- form new perspectives & options develop your ability to make choices
Issues with which I have particular experience include:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Self Esteem issues
- Loss & Seperation
- Sadness, Bereavement & Grief
- Relationship, Separation / Divorce & Family Issues
- Personality & Bipolar / Manic Depressive Disorders
- Self Harm
- Trauma / PTSD
- Addictions (alcohol, gambilng, sexual)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Emotional & Identity issues
- Sexuality / Gender Identity
I am BACP Registered (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapists) and work safely and ethically, abiding by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.
I offer short and long term therapy, which is one-to-one. I can also offer phone and Skype counselling.
My private practice is based in Selby, which is easily accessed by towns such as Goole, York, Doncaster and the surrounding areas of North, West, South and East Yorkshire.
In addition to my private practice I also run a counselling charity and am a Tutor of Counselling for an organisation with links to the NHS.
Please feel free to contact me for a free no obligation consultation to hear more about what I offer and to discuss what you might be looking for from therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
AQA / BACP Counselling Skills L2
AQA / BACP Advanced Counselling Skills L3
CPCAB Advanced Diploma Integrative Therapeutic Counselling L4
BA(Hons) Fine Art
Understanding Therapeutic Practices With Dreams, Nightmares & Sleep Disturbances (CPD Workshop, York University)
In addition to my private work:
2015 - present
I am the founder and manager of SHINE! - a charity providing counselling in the Selby area.
2015 - present
I am a Tutor of Counselling Skills Level 2, with The Skills Network - a UK nationwide technology-based learning resource, which works with the NHS, private healthcare and corporate sectors.2012 - 2014
2012 - 2014
Counsellor at the charity No. 5 Young Peoples Counselling Service, based in Reading. Established in 1971, No 5 provides invaluable counselling to young people aged 10-25, and has strong links with schools, colleges and the local community.
2010 - 2014
Counsellor working alongside Sheen Lane NHS Practice in North Sheen, Surrey. Working alongside the GP surgery I was one of a team of 3 counsellors assisting patients on recommendation by the doctors.
2013 - present
I am also a member of Counselling Ltd, a UK charity which assists people on low-incomes to access help with mental health issues through local counselling - www.counselling.ltd.uk
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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I offer an initial phone consultation free of charge or a face-to-face session (at £25) so that we can explore your expectations of therapy and answer any questions you have. From there you can see if it's for you.
Individual counselling sessions are 60 minutes long and are usually held weekly, though this is tailored to suit the needs of the client.
Face to face sessions are £40 per session.
Telephone sessions are £30 per session.
Skype sessions are £30 per session.
I believe counselling should be accessible to everyone who needs it and offer some concessions / negotiated fees (discussed with the client) for those clients on low incomes.
I believe as people we continually learn to better ourselves throughout our lives and am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development. I am continually seeking to build upon my knowledge and skills and attend regular training so I may be the very best I can be in what I do.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday - Friday mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Types of client