Matthew Cleere, BSC(hons), Dip.Couns, MBPsS, Reg. MBACP
Hello and Welcome to CleereMinds Counselling
Free introductory session.
My name is Matthew, I am an experienced, qualified counsellor, psychologist and psychotherapist who will listen to you and hear what you are saying. I can help you gain a better understanding of your past and your present difficulties.
What happens in counselling?
Most of my therapy sessions take place at my practice in Woodford, where I have a warm and comfortable room for you to feel safe and relaxed in. Although, I do offer home visits by prior agreement.
Our first session is a short 30 minute session which will help you to decide if you want to work with me. This time will also allow me to see if I am the right counsellor for you.
Counselling is a type of talking therapy where you can talk about your problems and feelings in a confidential and safe place. As a counsellor I am trained to listen and see the world through your eyes.
I am a Person Centred counsellor which means that I am client led, so it is up to you what we talk about in our sessions. I will be guided by you and offer you the chance to explore the issues you want to with an honest, non-judgmental and empathetic therapist.
Talking to an experienced therapist may help you find the root of whatever is preventing your life from moving forward and stopping you from feeling happy. Counselling can also give you extra support in making changes.
Whatever your difficulties, I can help.
Is life getting on top of you?
Are the challenges of life too difficult?
Are the same problems repeating themselves in your life?
Do you want to make changes but aren’t quite sure how?
Have you lost someone?
If these questions sound familiar, then perhaps it is time to get some help and to make your life happier, to give you back the control you wish for.
I can help you with a variety of issues, including:
Trauma and abuse
Depression and feelings of anger
Effects of illness
Lack of confidence/low self esteem
Long standing emotional difficulties
Redundancy and work related stress
Stress related problems
Significant life changes/events
As well as other issues you may wish to use counselling to help
Training, qualifications & experience
I provide support and therapy to young people and also run my own practice in Woodford Essex; Cleere Minds Counselling.
I have been a member of Cruse bereavement care for many years, as well as working as a school counsellor in a secondary school.
I am a registered member of the BACP.
I am a member of the British Psychological society (BPS).
I have completed and achieved:
Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
BSc Hons degree Psychology.
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Level 2 counselling skills and theory
Level 3 counselling skills and theory
Mindfulness in schools project trained teacher (paws.b)
Continued personal development courses:
Awareness in bereavement care
Mindfulness West Essex Mindfulness Project
Building resilience ECYPS
Self harming behaviours ECYPS
Understanding and supporting play Play-Way
A child's grief
Loss, grief and long term illness
A foundation course - Awareness in bereavement care
Sudden and Traumatic Death
Children and young people bereavement
Awareness in bereavement care
NSPCC Child Protection
ECYPS Child Protection and Diversity
ECYPS Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children and Young People
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Terms and Duration
Therapy sessions last for 60 minutes and usually take place at the same time every week, although this can be flexible and can be more or less frequent, depending on your needs and circumstances.
FREE introductory sessions are 30 minutes long and take place at my practice. The aim of these sessions is to introduce ourselves and see if you would like to work with me.
Sessions take place at my practice in Woodford or I can visit you at home by prior arrangement (this may incur a fee for travelling).
The number of sessions needed depends on you and the problems you bring to counselling. There are no hard and fast rules with this. Some people are seeking short term work, others seek a longer term, for some a single session is all that is needed, while others may have a few sessions then wait a while to resume sessions.
We will discuss the frequency of sessions at your initial meeting when we will also consider your circumstances and expectations of therapy.
The first introductory session will be free and last for 30 minutes. During this session we will discuss your issues and if you would like to work together with me or if another type of therapy would suit you best.
Individual therapy 60 minutes session £55.
I do offer some discounts to low waged, unemployed and students.
Counselling Students; call for special offer.
If you cancel a session with less than 48 hours notice you will still be expected to pay for the session, although whenever possible I will try to offer an alternative time that suits us both.
My private practice is at my home in Woodford. Please do not come early for your appointment because I do not have a waiting room and may be seeing someone else. If you find that you have arrived early there are several coffee bars 2 minutes walk from my house.
To contact me please:
Telephone or text: 07936524786 (If I do not answer please leave a message as I may be with another client)
Available : Monday to Saturday Early and Late appointments available.
I am also a MiSP trained Mindfulness teacher.