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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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)
I am also a MiSP trained Mindfulness teacher.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
To access my practice there are stairs to negotiate. However, I do offer home visits if this is an issue.
Available : Monday to Saturday Early and Late appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|