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Online Counsellor, MBACP Registered

About me

Matt Dix Self-esteem and Confidence Counsellor

Available for sessions online and on telephone

Do you feel like you are holding yourself back, putting yourself down and not living the life you really want?

Would you appreciate discovering how to be your “real self” without putting on an act and learning to like and respect yourself?

My name is Matt and I am a professional and qualified counsellor, here to listen and providing you with a supportive, confidential and safe environment to talk.

I work with people who have identified that they have feelings of low self-esteem or low confidence and want to make changes so that they can live their lives in the fullest way possible.

How counselling can help

By providing a safe, confidential space to talk open and honestly, counselling can help you understand yourself and the setbacks you have faced.

Counselling can also provide a way for you to see your thoughts from a different perspective and time to safely confront and process feelings.

My experience is that the best counselling helps you to find your own solutions without judgment, leading to greater self-acceptance and hope for a better future.

Maybe you have exhausted yourself by always putting other people first, or you feel shy and uneasy when interacting with people, or feel you don’t stand up for yourself at work or at home. Perhaps you feel pressured to live up to the expectations of others, whether that be family, friends or society in general.

I can help you identify what you need, express who you are and to take control and tackle your difficulties on your own terms.

What to expect in your first session with me

I work with clients online, on the telephone and face to face. I have a warm, calm and caring approach, focusing on what is important to you and working with you to explore the next steps rather than "telling you" what to do.

In our first session, I will ask about what you want from counselling and how I can help. You may find it useful to think about or write down your reasons for seeking help in advance of this session, although there is no pressure for you to do this.

You can ask any questions you may have about counselling and how I work. We will talk about confidentiality and session timings so that you are clear about what to expect from me.

The next step...

Thank you for reading through my profile and I hope you have found the information I’ve shared is a useful starting point.

If you would like to find out more about how I could help you and what counselling could bring to your situation, then I am happy to discuss this with you.

I understand that making this first step can be daunting, uncomfortable or scary, so please be assured I am mindful of this and will not put you under any pressure.

Please contact me for an informal, no-obligation chat on the phone, where you can ask any questions you may have and we can discuss how we might work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications/Training

  • BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registered
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (ILM)
  • NLP Master Practitioner and Coach
  • Mental Health First Aid Practitioner
  • ASIST trained (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Mindfulness Practitioner (Mindfulness Now / Central England College)

Experience

  • Qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), with experience of working in the charitable sector as a counsellor, as well as running my own private practice.
  • Qualified Coach with over 10 years of experience in coaching individuals in confidence building, leadership and management, career progression and personal development. I am a coach with the Coaching Academy at the University of Birmingham.
  • I have over 20 years’ experience as a trainer and training manager delivering development solutions and qualifications in counselling, leadership, presenting and public speaking, team building, assertiveness and mindfulness.
  • I run mindfulness courses and groups at the University of Birmingham and also deliver courses in building personal resilience and well-being.
  • I have an MA in creative writing and also a creative writing diploma, with a particular interest in writing therapeutically and narrative therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Self-compassion
  • Assertiveness
  • Sexual orientation
  • LGBT
  • Coming out
  • Self belief
  • Mindfulness
  • Narrative therapy
  • Leadership and management
  • Confidence

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Evening and weekend appointments available, currently taking clients. Online and telephone sessions. Flexible

Cannock, Staffordshire, WS12

Birmingham, West Midlands, B15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

Key details

Online and telephone appointments are available

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