Hello, I'm Matthew.
Sometimes it can be too painful or difficult to face things and our attempts to escape them can cause just as much discomfort. I’ve been there, and the counselling I received was so transformative I decided to train as a therapist and dedicate myself to helping other people who are struggling — I know that things can get so much better, no matter how bad they seem.
I specialise in helping you explore how you think and feel about yourself, the people around you, and your circumstances — and how those things might change for the better.
I offer a respectful and supportive relationship in which to work through things and will always treat you as a person, not a machine to be fixed or a problem to solve.
What Can I Help You With?
I have experience of offering professional, friendly, non-judgemental support to people with a wide range of issues, and I will do my very best to help you, whatever you’re facing too.
No matter what you are struggling with, including anxiety, feeling sad or depressed, have panic attacks or low self-esteem, having a hard time coping with stress, loneliness, dealing with a phobia, or coming to terms with trauma or a bereavement you don’t have to face it alone.
Training, qualifications & experience
Matthew is a Registered Member of the BACP and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from York St. John University. He has provided one-on-one counselling in person, over the phone, and through Zoom at the York St. John Counselling and Mental Health Centre since 2018.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £39.00 to £44.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Initial Consultation - FREE - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
A chance to check we’re a good fit for you, and for you to ask any questions you have.
60 Minute Business Hours Therapy Session - £39 - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
9am-4pm start time, Monday-Friday.
60 Minute Evening or Weekend Therapy Session - £44 - CLICK TO BOOK NOW
5pm or later start time on Weekdays, or any time on Saturday or Sunday.
If you would like to contact me, please use my website contact form - HERE.