Matt Reid MBACP (Accred)
To help you work out what is right for you I offer a free assessment which you can arrange by contacting me directly.
Do you suffer from anxiety? Feel depressed or struggle with unwanted emotions? I have helped all kinds of people struggling with life and its many pressures and demands. I could also help you find a way forward with what may feel like impossible problems. I have worked with clients mainly in a general service encountering all sorts of problems and also working particularly in an addictions setting and a bereavement service.
As human beings we are essentially relational and the exploration of relationships in a person's life is the focus of the work I do. This can be troubling, fascinating, helpful, illuminating and deeply profound or all of these at different times. It is not an easy commitment but then nothing worthwhile ever really is.
The most important thing is the development of a therapeutic relationship that aids you the client to develop, heal and grow. I work from your expressed wishes with you to find the best way forward for you. I hope that we may soon work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
BA (Hons) Theology
Diploma in Communication Skills and Social Studies
I am a fully accredited and registered member of BACP and have worked in a variety of settings addressing a large number of issues (including addictions and bereavement services).
I currently work in The Salvation Army's Counselling Service in Stratford, London (since 2014), teach on a counselling training course and I also have a private practice in Herne Hill.
I have also recently completed studies in Body Psychotherapy with the Chiron Association of Body Psychotherapists.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues of identity, meaning and existence.
Concessions offered for
My fees for this year are £60 per session for individuals and £90 for couples.
At this time I can offer online or telephone counselling.
I am currently available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and over the weekend. I can also offer evening work on other days.