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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 5 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 usually offer sessions at my home, although due to the COVID-19 outbreak I am also offering video or telephone counselling, both of which work well.

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

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Free telephone consultation

Sessions thereafter are £60.00

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
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Flexible appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Matthew Crane MBACP

Matthew Crane MBACP