Matthew Clark, Psychotherapist, DCPsych, MBACP
Within my Sheffield and York practice, I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy to adults from all walks of life, experiencing a diverse range of difficulties. Therapy can be an opportunity to explore and understand parts of your life that you may feel are affecting you in some way. My role is to accompany you on this journey where together, we can explore and make sense of your world and find ways to move forward.
I have worked for several years across both short and long-term psychotherapy settings with adults and children. I have a firm grounding in the major approaches to psychotherapy and am able to work with numerous life issues including: stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties. I also see people who may be going through periods of change and upheaval such as: career changes, separation or other family transitions. My EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) training also allows me to work effectively with those who may have suffered traumatic life events, which may include but is not limited to, road traffic accidents and other single event traumas.
My therapeutic training is in integrative therapy. This means that my approach is not to use one exclusive therapy, but instead, to respond to each person’s needs with a bespoke response using several of the main approaches of counselling psychology. There are many therapeutic approaches to counselling and psychotherapy; however, research shows that it is ultimately the relationship which is the most important factor in therapeutic change. As such, I believe that the relationship between you and I will be instrumental in our work.
Training, qualifications & experience
BPS* Counselling Psychologist in-training
As part of my continued development I am furthering my qualifications by undertaking the Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London (www.metanoia.ac.uk), a joint programme with Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk).
Child specific therapeutic training:
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Levels 1 & 2
- Theraplay Trained
* BPS = British Psychological Society
BACP = British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, it is a brief and effective evidence-based therapy that is recognised by the NHS for the treatment of trauma. Sometimes when we experience a traumatic event or events, the memories we are left with can go unprocessed, causing continued distress. EMDR therapy helps to process these memories, and reduce the distress caused by the trauma.
While at times I may use EMDR within my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I am also able to provide EMDR on its own. This can be helpful when there are time constraints and you wish to address specific life events. EMDR sessions incurs a higher charge, as these appointments are often 90 minutes long.
- Free initial telephone consultation.
- Therapy sessions are £45 for 60 minutes, and usually take place weekly
Therapy begins with an initial consultation; this provides us with an opportunity to meet, discuss your current difficulties, and what you hope to gain from therapy. Mostly it is about you finding out whether I am the right therapist for you, and us discovering whether we can work together. If we do choose to work together, I usually suggest an initial six sessions, where afterwards we would then review and decide whether to continuing working together.
Please be aware if you need to cancel your appointment, I require 24hrs notice. If less notice is given, you will be charged for the appointment.
I am currently offering the following evening appointments:
Sheffield: Tuesdays, evening slots available
York: Thursdays, evening slots available
I am fully DBS checked (previously CRB) and hold all relevant registrations & Insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday evenings in Sheffield, & Thursdays evenings in York
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|