Matthew Clark, Psychotherapist, DCPsych, MBACP

Matthew Clark, Psychotherapist, DCPsych, MBACP

37 Common Road
Dunnington
York
YO19 5NG

48 Wostenholm Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S7 1LL

07709 442012

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About me

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

BACP* Registered

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).

BSc Psychology

EMDR

Child specific therapeutic training:

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Levels 1 & 2
  • Theraplay Trained
  • EMDR

* BPS = British Psychological Society

  BACP = British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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.

Fees

  • 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.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Further information

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

York, YO19 5NG
Sheffield, S7 1LL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Tuesday evenings in Sheffield, & Thursdays evenings in York

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
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