Matthew Adkins BA (Hons.) Psych. LLB. MNCS, MHS, GQHP

Matthew Adkins BA (Hons.) Psych. LLB. MNCS, MHS, GQHP



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About me

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy offers a unique approach to emotional disturbance based on the premise that you are not your thoughts.   They are just that, thoughts.   How you let them affect you, however, can be a different thing altogether and this is where spending time with me can help you. If you suffer from distressing thoughts (resulting in depression, anxiety, stress, anger, guilt etc), then we can tackle these and learn new ways to cope and overcome them.

I offer cognitive behavioural counselling and hypnotherapy based on the therapeutic model pioneered by Albert Ellis which is known as Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy or REBT.   REBT has its roots in psychodynamic psychotherapy and the early behavioural therapies.  REBT is based upon the principle that it is not events per se that disturb us but rather the beliefs that we hold about those events which often lead to disturbing thoughts and emotions.

Rational Emotive Therapy offers a uniquely challenging and constructive methodology for tackling fundamental (and existential) issues relating to depression, anxiety, anger, and other disturbing emotions. REBT sessions are highly interactive and can include various exercises and skills-development tools which can be taken away and applied in everyday life.

Sessions may also include instruction in Mindfulness (which has been shown to break the cycle of disturbing thoughts).   Hypnotherapy can also be used where warranted and considered to be of benefit.

At all times, sessions are conducted in accordance with the highest ethical standards and are done in a non-judgemental environment where one can be free to express oneself and talk about issues in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A. (Hons) Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Specialising in clinical psychology

School of Regent's University School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, London, England

- Accredited mediator

College of Cognitve Behavioural Therapies, London, England - Diploma in CBT, Diploma in CBT & Mindfulness, Advanced Diploma in Cogntive Behavioural Therapy (specialising in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) with Distinction

- Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and REBT Practitioner.

Registered with the following professional bodies:

National Counselling Society (Accredited Member)

National Hypnotherapy Society (Professional Member)

General Hypnotherapy Register (Registered Hypnotherapist)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Price for a course of sessions (and the number of sessions itself) can be agreed with you in advance and will depend on where you would like to meet, whether we do sessions via Skype or whether you have any particular aspects you wish to explore.  

Further information

Fully insured and qualified

Sessions can be conducted in person or, where appropriate, or necessary, through Skype.

Maps & Directions

Woking, GU21

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme