Matthew Armitage

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Next Chapter. BA(Hons), DipHE, Dip.Couns
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Matt, thanks for taking a look at my page. I recognise how difficult it can be to contact a counsellor, especially when it can feel so tempting to just hope things improve and put off seeking support. Have a look at our website, we are both 'normal' (whatever that means!) down to earth, approachable people.

I work with people who are seeking support due to a loss or betrayal, to help with anxiety, depression, workplace stress, feeling low mood, family stresses and health issues. 

I have worked for the NHS since my early 20s, much of this time was spent working in an area that helps people with severe and enduring mental health conditions. Being immersed in the world of mental health started my interest in the field, which began my journey to becoming a counsellor. I am now part of a thriving practice and have worked with hundreds of remarkable people.

I hope to provide you with a space where you can speak freely, without filters, where nothing feels too strange, odd or dark to explore with me. This freedom of exploration quite often means things begin to feel clearer and more doable.

I respect that it's not always easy to see a therapist, to explore inner fears and anxieties, and it takes real courage to do it. We will approach this together, at your own pace, with your wellbeing at the heart of the process.

I am currently offering in-person, telephone and online counselling sessions.

I have undergone rigorous training to offer Telephone and Online counselling sessions and wholeheartedly believe that they are not second best when it comes to therapy.

 I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their professional framework, I am also fully insured.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Over 10 years working for a secondary care mental health NHS Trust
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Training 
  • Working with Loss and Grief 
  • Brief Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children

Member organisations

BACP
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees payable by bank transfer are:

£50 for an individual counselling session.

To make counselling as accessible as possible I offer a limited number of appointments available with concessions for students, those on low income or unemployed at £40 per session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please get in touch to arrange an appointment as I can often be flexible to suit your needs.

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Matthew Armitage
Matthew Armitage