Matthew Aylen

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MSc, MBACP, Dip (Integrative)
Available for new clients
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Bedford MK44 & MK40
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am a fully qualified counsellor, having completed a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling at Re-Vision in London

I come from a background of having been a personal coach and a mindfulness teacher.

Life in our society is not always easy. We are given messages from birth that can limit what we feel able to show of ourselves and share with others. Sometimes, we have bad experiences which can also cause us to shut down, become hyper vigilent, or a mixture of both.

We may experience a range of different issues or symptoms in response to this, from anxiety, which at an extreme is often diagnosed as Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), or OCD, to depression, bipolar disorders, addiction, eating disorders, self harm, sleep problems, and PTSD…

As a counsellor, I can work with you to co-create a safe space where you are able to start to explore, process, uncover and occasionally take a risk.

Sessions can either take place online, or in person surrounded by trees in a small village just north of Bedford and close to Kimbolton and St. Neots.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
  • Masters (MSc) level educated Life and Career Coach & Positive Psychologist
  • Certified Mindfulness Trainer & Teacher

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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£60.00 per session

4 Spring Hill Cottages, Spring Hill, Little Staughton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2BS

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40

Type of session

In person
Matthew Aylen
Matthew Aylen