Matthew Crane

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London, SW14
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About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I’ve been supporting young people, adolescents and adults for over 7 years in finding strategies to overcome difficult periods in their lives, or help with deeper issues unresolved from their past, such as childhood experiences, family problems or traumatic events.

I help people with different problems they are experiencing in life such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, suicidal thoughts, work-related/redundancy, loss and grief, trauma, body image, alcohol and drug dependency, childhood abuse, and other worries more specific to them as individuals.

I also have extensive experience in helping young people with issues such as abuse, anger, body image, bullying, eating problems, exam stress, grief, school problems, self-harm, sleep problems and suicidal feelings.

How I work

No two clients’ issues are the same and my approach is to find the best and most appropriate way of helping each individual, finding that balance together and at a pace that suits each client.

I work with adults and young people from age 11 upwards.

I offer sessions in a safe space at my home in South West London, SW14, and also online if meeting face-to-face is difficult for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member

Experience: I work in schools, volunteer at an agency supporting young people, and see private clients at my home in South West London

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free telephone consultation

Sessions thereafter are £65.00, although I offer concessionary rates depending on personal circumstances.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Flexible appointments available

Further information

If you would like to enquire further, I offer a free telephone consultation where you can get a clearer idea of how we might work together and what you can expect from counselling.

​Please message/call me and I will get straight back to you about scheduling a free informal chat and go from there.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Matthew Crane
Matthew Crane